Anheuser-Busch, the maker of Bud Light, recently made an announcement that they are suing Elon Musk for defamation. The company is reportedly seeking $100 billion in damages from the billionaire entrepreneur.
The lawsuit was filed in response to Musk’s comments on Twitter regarding Bud Light’s new “Trans” cans, which feature the transgender pride flag.
Musk criticized the new cans, stating that they were “trying too hard to be politically correct” and that they were “virtue signaling at its finest.”
Anheuser-Busch responded to Musk’s comments, expressing disappointment and standing by their decision to create the new cans. However, the company has decided to take legal action against Musk.
In a press statement, Anheuser-Busch accused Musk of deliberately spreading falsehoods about their product in an attempt to damage their reputation.
The company also claimed that Musk’s comments had caused them significant financial harm, with sales of Bud Light dropping dramatically following his remarks.
The statement emphasized the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and criticized Musk’s baseless and defamatory comments for hurting their brand and the transgender community.
Anheuser-Busch revealed that they had hired a team of top lawyers to pursue the case against Musk and that they were confident justice would be served.
The decision to sue Musk has been met with criticism, with some arguing that it is an overreaction to his comments. Others have expressed concern that the lawsuit could potentially harm Anheuser-Busch’s reputation more than Musk’s comments ever could.
The outcome of the lawsuit remains to be seen, but it’s clear that the dispute between Anheuser-Busch and Elon Musk is far from over.