Country music star John Rich has responded to his fellow musician Garth Brooks' decision not to ban Bud Light from his recently opened bar. Rich, who co-owns the Redneck Riviera bar in Nashville, expressed his disappointment with Brooks' refusal to align with their boycott of the beer brand.
The controversy stems from Bud Light's controversial Super Bowl advertisement that took a swipe at corn syrup, which is used by many American beer brewers. In response, several beer companies, including Redneck Riviera, pledged to stop serving Bud Light in their establishments.
Rich, who is also a Bud Light drinker, believes that as a fellow country musician, Brooks should have supported their boycott. He argues that it would have sent a powerful message to Bud Light and other companies that making derogatory remarks about corn syrup is unacceptable.
In defense of his decision, Brooks stated that he believes in freedom of choice and does not want to impose his personal beliefs on his consumers. He also mentioned that he promotes responsible drinking and does not condone any negative messages regarding other beer brands.
While Rich understands and respects Brooks' viewpoint, he still thinks that it was a missed opportunity for the country music community to stand together against Bud Light's divisive advertisement. Despite their disagreement on this issue, Rich expressed his admiration for Brooks' talent and contributions to the music industry.
In conclusion, John Rich has expressed his disappointment with Garth Brooks' decision not to ban Bud Light from his bar. The controversy arose from Bud Light's Super Bowl ad, and Rich believes that Brooks should have supported the boycott by refusing to serve the beer brand. Nevertheless, Rich still respects Brooks' perspective and appreciates his contributions to the music industry.