Doritos Fire Trans Activist After Controversial Comments

Doritos has ended a relationship with a transgender influencer because of past inappropriate comments about children. Samantha Hudson appeared in a 50-second ad for the snack giant in Spain called “Crunch Talks,” and a spokesperson said the company found out about his prior remarks just days later. “We have ended the relationship and stopped all related campaign activity,” the spokesperson said.

In now-deleted tweets, Hudson reportedly wrote that he wanted to do “thuggish things” to a 12-year-old girl, and in another, he stated that he was standing on a Mallorca street “in panties” and screaming that he was a nymphomaniac “in front of a super beautiful 8-year-old girl.” The influencer has also denounced the traditional family and said he advocates for its “destruction.”

Furthermore, Hudson attacks rape victims for seeking help. “I hate women who are victims of rape and who turn to self-help centers to overcome their trauma,” he reportedly tweeted.

Mr. Hudson claimed he doesn’t remember making such remarks, adding that he was young and “dedicated” to “saying nonsense.”

Incensed conservatives, including former Trump attorney Jenna Ellis, threatened to boycott Doritos because of its relationship with the influencer. Ellis wrote, “This is disgusting. Give Doritos the Bud Light treatment.”

The Bud Light treatment refers to an enormous campaign against the beer when it signed trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney for an ad campaign. The backlash was so intense that Bud Light owner Anheuser Busch lost millions of dollars in value, prompting executives to distance themselves from Mulvaney.

Even lawmakers waded into the row. Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis said Bud Light had breached its duties to its shareholders, and Texas Senator Ted Cruz said the Mulvaney ad was an attempt to promote alcohol to minors because he has a large number of followers who are young or underage.

Donald Trump, however, came to Anheuser Busch’s defense, saying it wasn’t a “woke” company and people should give Bud Light a second chance.