We’ve all dealt with the frustration of being on the phone for hours on end trying to get a simple issue resolved. But Miles Teller has come up with a fun way to pass the time while on hold—he cracks open some Bud Light and starts dancing. In a new YouTube video, Teller entertains his wife Keleigh Sperry as she struggles to get through Anheuser-Busch’s customer service. The pair dances in their kitchen and even have the dog join in on some of the action. Watch the video below.
Bud light customer service has been hit with backlash from conservative media and social-media users over its marketing partnership with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney, who has more than 10.8 million followers on TikTok. The beer maker sponsored two of Mulvaney’s Instagram posts and sent her a can with her face on it. The company’s parent, Anheuser-Busch InBev, placed VP of marketing Alissa Heinerscheid and Group VP Daniel Blake on leave following the controversy.
The company has faced calls for a boycott and a reversal of its support for the LGBTQ community—including putting out ads showing same-sex weddings, drag queens, and featuring stars like Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen. But experts CNN spoke with said the backlash was relatively typical of such controversies.
Many on the right have remained unsatisfied with Anheuser-Busch InBev’s apology and continued to call for a boycott. But the company did attempt to soothe some of its critics by releasing a pro-America ad, which was also met with anger from many on the left.
And while some have called for an boycott, many others have supported the company, including country musician Kid Rock, who posted a video of himself shooting cases of Bud Light in his garage in a MAGA hat. Other celebrities have weighed in on the controversy, including singer Troye Sivan, who tweeted that he was “so proud of @AnheuserBusch for standing up to bullies.”
But the company still hasn’t fully recovered from the controversy. Several Anheuser-Busch facilities received threats last week, and the company placed a security team in place to assess the situation.
Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Michel Doukeris didn’t mention Mulvaney during a recent investor call but decried misinformation about the promotion. He also downplayed the impact of the backlash, citing that the sales declines experienced by Bud Light in the US during the first three weeks of April only represent about 1% of the company’s global volumes. Moreover, Doukeris offered financial support to delivery drivers, sales representatives and wholesalers who have seen their sales drop.