Published on: May 6, 2015
by Kevin Coupe
We've had several pieces and a number of emails over the past week or so about the Bud Light labeling controversy, in which the brand and its parent company, Anheuser-Busch InBev, were hammered in social media because of labels that seem totally insensitive to growing concerns about date rape and domestic violence. The label was part of Bud Light's "Up for Whatever" campaign, and described Bud Light as being "the perfect beer for removing ‘no’ from your vocabulary for the night.”
Well, as he usually does on his Sunday night HBO show,, "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver had a comedic and yet highly observant take on the controversy. And you can see it by clicking on the video screen.
As always, be warned: the language can be pretty rough, and so you need to be careful if you are working in a cubicle or an office with an open door, or you;re at home and there are kids present. (Though, to be honest, Oliver's description of Bud Light may be even rougher than the verbiage...)
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