After a CNN journalist was accused of “misgendering” trans woman and biological male Dylan Mulvaney on Wednesday, CNN anchor Kate Bolduan issued an apology.
Ryan Young’s “CNN News Central” segment on Tuesday was the source of the controversy. He reported on the growing reaction against Bud Light for making the trans activist a brand spokesman. His reporting was heavily criticized by LGBTQ Twitter activists who heard him refer to Mulvaney as “he.” Mulvaney is a biological male.
Bolduan took time on air the next day to apologize for Young’s “he” references to Mulvaney by saying, “We apologize for that error.”
The 26-year-old activist, Mulvaney, uses “she/they” pronouns while discussing themselves online.
People in Nashville, Tennessee, and Chicago, Illinois, were interviewed for their thoughts on the Bud Light debate, which has been ongoing since the brand collaborated with Mulvaney in April and was featured in Young’s story.
Mulvaney, who criticized Bud Light for what he saw was a lack of support for the activist during the subsequent reaction, escaped to Peru this week.
Mulvaney told supporters that the people in Peru are kind. He said Peru made him feel incredibly secure and that he had to leave the country to feel safe is unfortunate.
Twitter liberals were upset that CNN had aired Young’s report.
Erin Reed, a transgender activist, criticized CNN, stating that it was a horrible piece since it constantly got Dylan’s gender wrong and argued for and against including a transgender person in advertising.
Liberal commentator Tim Peacock went so far as to accuse CNN of “hate speech” for using the wrong pronouns when referring to Mulvaney.
The next day, CNN apologized for the piece when viewers flocked to social media to bash the network.
Anheuser-Bush has lost billions in revenue by promoting the idea that a male can be a female simply by “identifying” as one.
Many believe that is offensive to women.