You probably know the name Dylan Mulvaney. That is the transgender TikTok star who partnered with Bud Light at the beginning of the year. The traditional American beer brand decided to celebrate this man’s first year of being a “girl” by putting him on their cans.
As it turns out, Bud Light drinkers aren’t on board with men pretending to be girls. And the resulting boycott has nearly crippled the brand.
But that has only encouraged the left to prop up Mulvaney as some kind of hero. He has received awards, appeared in more ad campaigns, and has been invited to speak at many functions. Mulvaney even appeared at Penn State to give a speech. But it didn’t turn out as great as he hoped.
Dylan Mulvaney earned mockery online after the TikTok star failed to fill a room during a speaking event at Penn State on Tuesday evening.
Mulvaney appeared at Penn State at the invitation of the Student Programming Association (SPA). Mulvaney’s speaking fee is typically $40,000, though it’s unclear if Mulvaney and the SPA worked out a cheaper rate for the event. The event was funded with student fees, according to The Daily Mail.
A photo, taken and shared by the Young America’s Foundation, of the auditorium that held the event showed a sparse crowd with row upon row of empty seats. [Source: Daily Wire]
It’s so brutal I don’t even want to mock him for it. To quote Robert Frost, “Hell is a half-filled auditorium.” https://t.co/bQ6Wy8npJQ
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) December 6, 2023
Mulvaney is not popular
Mulvaney is propped up by social media algorithms and gawkers who want to see a carnival side show
This person is suffering but being egged on by a mob of psychos cheering as Mulvaney destroys himself https://t.co/kTJC1T3lTi
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) December 6, 2023
Some on the left have propped up Mulvaney as not just a trans icon, but some kind of cultural and fashionable influencer. But the TikTok user got a healthy dose of reality when, according to reports, he failed to bring out a crowd for a talk at Penn State.
It seems Mulvaney charges a staggering $40,000 for speaking at events. It is unclear, however, if that is how much the SPA paid him to appear at Penn State. The event was funded with student fees, however, meaning students were shelling out cash to put up Mulvaney.
It is possible that this photo was taken before the auditorium was filled. But it does not appear to be so. During the event, Mulvaney discussed his “transition” and even mentioned the Bud Light boycott. He accused the beer brand of exploiting him, claiming they were “capitalizing” on his “identity and transness.”
When in reality, he has been riding the transgender movement to acquire as much fame and fortune as possible. Mulvaney was a struggling theater actor, openly gay, when he decided to “transition.” He used social media to daily document his first year as a “girl,” attracting views to boost his fame.
But it does not appear that many Americans consider his “story” to be worth a speech.
Author: Kit Fargo