After weeks of negativity and hate being spread online revolving around trans activist and influencer Dylan Mulvaney because of paid sponsorships, Mulvaney has broken her silence to address it.
Dylan Mulvaney Has Broken Her Online Silence On Recent Controversies Over Paid Sponsorships
In early April, Mulvaney shared a video on social media promoting a Bud Light March Madness contest. The beer company sent her a can of beer with her face on it, which sparked a backlash from many people, including politicians and celebrities.
Other paid sponsorships, including Nike, Olay, Maybelline, and Kate Spade, began controversy and online hate.
Mulvaney, who began the “Days of Girlhood” series on TikTok in March 2022 to document her transition, broke her silence after weeks away from social media by saying, “It’s day 9,610 of being a human.”
“And I’m gonna try to leave gender out of this since that’s how we found ourselves here,” she said. “I’ve been offline for a few weeks, and a lot has been said about me, some of which is so far from my truth that I was like hearing my name, and I didn’t even know who they were talking about sometimes. It’s a very dissociative feeling. And it was so loud that I didn’t feel part of the conversation, so I decided to take the back seat and let them tucker themselves out. But then I remembered that nearly 13 million people at some point enjoyed me enough to hit the follow button on these apps.”
That’s when she said she wanted to talk to the people who follow her and let them know that she’s doing “okay” and trying a new thing where she doesn’t pressure herself to share something before she’s fully ready.
“And I’m sitting with my emotions. You know, not reacting, waiting to respond, and shockingly I can’t recommend it more like therapy is paying off people,” Mulvaney explained. “But I do have some thoughts to share with you.”
Dylan Mulvaney Is Dealing With Deja Vu Because Past Issues Are Resurfacing
Mulvaney continued by saying she’s been having some deja vu because many of the recent situations she’s been dealing with as an adult mirror previous issues from childhood.
“I’m 26, and throughout childhood, I was called too feminine and over the top, and here I am now being called all those same things, but this time it’s from other adults,” she continued. “But this is just my personality, and it always has been.”
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Mulvaney explained that the biggest struggle is that she grew up in a conservative family and in the church, so she’s always tried to love everyone, “even the people that make it hard.”
“I think it’s okay to be frustrated with someone or confused, but what I’m struggling to understand is the need to dehumanize and to be cruel,” she explained.
“I just, I don’t think that’s right. Dehumanization has never fixed anything in history, and I’m embarrassed even to tell you this. Still, I was nervous you would start believing what they said about me since it was so loud.”
Mulvaney hopes the noise will subside so she can return to entertaining people and making them laugh. She also wants to help people learn by sharing parts of her that have nothing to do with her identity.
“And to those of you who support me and choose to see my humanity even if you don’t fully understand or relate to me, thank you,” she said as she began to wrap up her video. “And I don’t know if reincarnation is a thing, but in my next life, I would love to be someone non-confrontational and uncontroversial.”
Dylan Mulvaney’s Supporters Left Comments On Her Recent Video
The video addressing the recent hate and controversies received over 1.2 million views on TikTok in less than 12 hours. Nearly 42,000 comments were left, most of which were uplifting and supportive.
Popular TikToker Grandma Droniak wrote, “You slayed all 9610 days.” Chris Olsen left a simple “LOVE YOUUUU” in the comment section.
One fan watching Mulvaney’s journey unfolds, “No one who has followed your journey believed that nonsense. You deserve the time you need to find how you want to share your story. So much love.”
Another fan added, “We love you so much. I’m happy to see your face! The negativity in the media has been crazy heartbreaking. You are such a bright light.”