Noem featured on ‘Real Women’ koozie

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem.
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem.(AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
Published: Apr. 24, 2023 at 9:40 AM MDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Gov. Kristi Noem is on a beverage cooler that features ‘real women of politics’ in a clear parody of a partnership between Bud Light and a transgender influencer.

The koozies are being sold on Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sander’s website at a price of $15 for a set of two. The beverage coolers feature Noem, Huckabee Sanders, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, all republican politicians.

The merchandise is a clear nod to the recent controversy over Bud Light’s partnership with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney, which launched on April 1 when Mulvaney posted a video on Instagram showing herself cracking open a can of Bud Light, one with the hashtag #budlightpartner.

The Anheuser-Busch InBev company received criticism about the partnership, with consumers demonstrating boycotts of the beverage online.