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Garth Brooks Will Serve Bud Light, But Will He Serve Frosted Flakes?

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | June 12, 2023 |

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | June 12, 2023 |


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Garth Brooks is one of the good ones, as they say. The “Friends in Low Places” singer — who may or may not be resurrecting his Chris Gaines alter ego — has long been a strong advocate for people who aren’t assholes. Assholery — as well as its cousins racism, sexism, xenophobia, and transphobia — often comes from a deep place of insecurity, and when you’re one of the best at what you do, you’re less likely to constantly air your grievances or act like a victim to whom the world owes a favor.

All of which is to say: Of course, Garth Brooks will serve Bud Light in Friends in Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk, the bar he plans to open in Nashville this summer. Serving Bud Light used to not mean much, other than the fact that you’d be making mediocre beer available. Now it means that you’re not an asshole, because the assholes decided to boycott the beer because Anheuser-Busch paid attention to someone else other than the assholes for 45 seconds when the company committed the cardinal sin of sending a personalized can of beer to a spirited and resilient trans woman, Dylan Mulvaney.

“I want [my bar] to be a place you feel safe in. I want it to be a place where you feel like there are manners and people like one another,” Garth Brooks said during a panel at Billboard Country Live. “And yes, we’re going to serve every brand of beer. We just are. It’s not our decision to make. Our thing is this: if you [are let] into this house, love one another. If you’re an asshole, there are plenty of other places on lower Broadway.”

Meanwhile, last night during the Tonys, Mulvaney — sporting blonde hair — could be seen posing with Tony the Tiger after Tony carried Mulvaney’s train as she walked the red carpet. Does that mean that Kellogg’s is going to be ensnared into the culture wars? Probably, although they’re only going to lose a few insecure, loudly complaining Twitter blue checks concerned their place in our culture is going to be erased. It can’t happen soon enough.