Bud Light just sent a very controversial St. Patrick’s Day tweet
Bud Light deleted a St. Patrick’s Day tweet Tuesday afternoon after it was panned for seemingly making light of sexual consent issues, in the latest flap by a major brand on social media.
The tweet featured a group of women in green clothing holding a giant Bud Light-branded picture frame. The text of the tweet read, “On #StPatricksDay you can pinch people who don’t wear green. You can also pinch people who aren’t #UpForWhatever.”
Some on Twitter took issue with what they saw as the wrong message being sent about consent and bodily contact:
Bud Light deleted the tweet but had not commented as of mid-afternoon Tuesday.
The beer brand is hardly the only one to pull a tweet after it sparked controversy online. Frozen pizza company DiGiorno found itself in hot water last year for making a joke pegged to a hashtag that was being widely used to talk about domestic violence.