TikTok influencer Dylan Mulvaney, who identifies as transgender and set off a social media firestorm in April over Bud Light, posted multiple videos from Peru this week and claimed to no longer feel safe in the U.S.
“Okay, surprise,” Mulvaney said in a recent TikTok video. “I’m in Peru! I’m at Machu Picchu. Isn’t this so beautiful?”
“I’ve seen a lot of llamas. The people here are so kind. I feel very safe here. It’s a little sad that I had to leave my country to feel safe, but that will get better eventually,” Mulvaney told fans.
The influencer, who has over 10 million followers on TikTok alone, explained that the trip to Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was also a personal and spiritual journey.
“I came here to feel something. And I definitely have. I have done shaman ceremonies that were like 10 years worth of therapy, it was wild,” Mulvaney explained.
Bud Light has lost its status as America’s top-selling beer, dropping to the 14th most popular beer in the country.
Mulvaney has bashed Bud Light for not providing more support after the controversial video, which celebrated the milestone of “365 Days of Girlhood,” first started picking up attention online.
The influencer slammed the resulting boycott, saying that “What transpired from that video was more bullying and more transphobia than I could’ve ever imagined.”
“I was scared, and I was scared of more backlash, and I felt personally guilty for what transpired, so I patiently waited for things to get better,” Mulvaney added. “But surprise, they didn’t. And I was waiting for the brand to reach out to me, but they never did.”
“For a company to hire a trans person and then not publicly stand by them is worse in my opinion than not hiring a trans person at all, because it gives customers permission to be as transphobic and hateful as they want.”
Mulvaney has also claimed that the backlash against the pro-transgender video for Bud Light has made it difficult to be out in public.
“And for months now, I’ve been scared to leave my house, I have been ridiculed in public, I’ve been followed, and I have felt a loneliness that I wouldn’t wish on anyone. And I’m not telling you this because I want your pity, I am telling you this because this is my experience from a very privileged perspective, know that it is much, much worse for other trans people.”
Anheuser-Busch did not respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.
Fox News’ Gabriel Hays and Kendall Tietz contributed to this report.
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