Anheuser-Busch releaseda Super Bowl commercial showing co-founder, Adolphus Busch, immigrating from Germany to St. Louis in the United States of America. Busch faced discrimination in the commercial from native Americans before beginning the popular beer brand.
"Budweiser sees no difference between white immigrant Adolphus Busch, and jihadis who would destroy America. I see the difference #BoycottBud," tweeted Paul Nehlen in response to the commercial.
Many took the commercial as commentary on the current controversial immigration and travel ban that has dominated American news and politics.
"Way to go @Budweiser you've managed to piss off middle America. You know, the people who used to drink your beer. #BoycottBudweiser," tweeted a third.
Anheuser-Busch claimed that it had been working on the commercial for over a year and that Super Bowl LI just happened to fall during a time when immigration was a hot button issue in the United States of America.
"Budweiser tomorrow will try in their ADD to convince us immigration of 100 years ago is same as the mess that goes on today. wrong & Pathetic," tweeted another user.
Many Americans have taken to Twitter to disapprove of the behavior of the company. Some claim that as a foreign brewery, it should not comment on U.S. politics.
"The @Budweiser commercial is irrelevant to Americans. It is owned by a foreign company. Oh, and it tastes like cow piss. #BOYCOTTBUDWEISER," argued a Twitter user.
"@xatzisotiris #boycottBudweiser - Budweiser is a Belgium - Brazilian brewery which no doesn't reflects Americans. Drink Samuel Adams!" argued another.