Bud Light blowup: Matt Gaetz dunks on Garth Brooks’ love life

Gaetz questioned whether Brooks had the moral authority to bash a beer boycott.

A Florida Congressman is chastising a country music legend for being on the wrong side of a beer brouhaha.

Rep. Matt Gaetz on Saturday sniped at vocalist Garth Brooks over a profane putdown of conservatives boycotting Bud Light over the brand’s use of transgender influencer  Dylan Mulvaney in advertising.

“I’m sure glad we have Garth Brooks to tell us who is and isn’t an a******. Question, tho: Does it make someone an a****** if they cheat on their spouse, write a song about it with their paramour, and then publish the duet with THAT VERY paramour? Or does that make for a good person, righteous in their moral preening?”

To prove his point, Gaetz included a screenshot of Brooks’ duet with Trisha Yearwood, “In Another’s Eyes,” a song recorded in 1997. The song charted a few years before Brooks divorced Sandy Mahl in 2001, a split with a significant price tag: a $125 million settlement.

Gaetz’s sour note about the country crooner comes after Brooks vowed to continue serving the controversial beverage at his bar.

“Yes, we’re going to serve every brand of beer. We just are. It’s not our decision to make. If you come into this house, love one another. If you’re an a******, there are plenty of other places on lower Broadway,” Brooks asserted.

Of course, Gaetz’s concern about Brooks’ marriage may have been misplaced. Country Thang Daily reports that Brooks and Mahl successfully “co-parented” their children after the split.

Gaetz is not the only Florida Republican to rail against the bad brew. His former political ally Ron DeSantis got into the act in April, well before the Brooks controversy creeped up. He lamented “this ridiculous thing with Bud Light by trying to push the transgenderism” and vowed never to drink the beer again, though he added he was a Guinness fan anyway.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Dont Say FLA

    June 10, 2023 at 11:04 am

    What ever happened to Reagan’s shining light on a hill?

    Oh right – The Girls Gone Wild VHS tapes happened.

    Seems like Girls Gone Wild VHS is the only corporation these guys are okay with letting the market sort it out.

  • Eyebrow Fop

    June 10, 2023 at 11:06 am

    Matt Gaetz need to Fop his eyebrows too. Or Dapper Dan. Whichever one, just please, grease them things down like you do the “hair” on top of your head.

  • Concern Person

    June 10, 2023 at 11:22 am

    Desatan needs to keep his woke self in Florida and don’t worry about north Carolina. Fort Liberty is great name for the North Carolina base. Matt G needs to go to jail for under age sex trafficking.

    • Francis Rasel

      June 11, 2023 at 12:54 pm

      We don’t won’t him in Florida.

  • Terri

    June 10, 2023 at 12:01 pm

    Here’s another example of inserting their own beliefs where they don’t belong!

    • Francis Rasel

      June 11, 2023 at 12:56 pm

      You got that right this country is going backwards instead of forward.

  • Ocean Joe

    June 10, 2023 at 12:45 pm

    Glad to see Matt got himself a headline that doesn’t involve underage girls!

    • karl bellstedt

      June 12, 2023 at 9:52 am

      How about the teen boy Matt keeps at home?

  • PeterH

    June 10, 2023 at 1:08 pm

    Oh this is precious! Matt Gaetz thinks he’s assuming Pat Robertson’s role as America’s morality police!

  • Don’t Look Up

    June 10, 2023 at 1:12 pm

    Matt Gaetz….. forever reminding America that Florida’s representatives in Congress are an embarrassment! Can we now hear from Luna to top the weekend of STUPIDITY?


    June 10, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    Good afternoon America,
    Reading between the lines it looks like Garth suffered from latent homertestical tendencies, poor Trisha must have found him fornicating with another man, and given Garth the country boot up the bunky whole outta their house.
    Only problem is I, Earl Pitts American, dont think there is much of a rainbow market for Country Music and am concerned about Garth’s ability to pay his ongoing child support going forward.
    Finally please keep us updated if Garth transitions to any of the 677….my bad we just got a new one in….678 genders out there to choose from.
    Thank you America,
    Earl Pitts American

    • Robert

      June 10, 2023 at 7:08 pm

      Grow up sissy boy

  • Michael K

    June 10, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    Who cares what spews forth from that forehead of puerile ignorance? The same guy who begged TFG for a pardon in advance and tried to force America into default?

    • Dont Say FLA

      June 13, 2023 at 8:28 am

      Most embarrassingly for Mr Gaetz, he’s the guy who just got dumped by Marjorie Taylor Green.

  • Kafantaris George

    June 10, 2023 at 4:43 pm

    LGTB folks are dealing with enough problems living in a society that doesn’t understand them — nor cares to. Why are we making it more difficult for them?
    Besides, those who attack LGTB folks are unwittingly telegraphing their own insecurities. And the stronger their attacks the more pronounced are their insecurities.

    • Debra

      June 11, 2023 at 9:44 am

      Bravo. I couldn’t have said it better.

  • George Wilson.

    June 10, 2023 at 4:53 pm

    Matt decides to chastise a country legend with a “holier then thou” type of response. But I’ve never heard him mention infidelity about his man crush Donald Trump. Matt, no one really cares what you think

  • DLT

    June 10, 2023 at 10:23 pm

    Matt Gratz only got married to take the heat off his pedo past. He’ll divorce her once the heats off. Such a scum-bag and closet gay.

  • Bwj

    June 11, 2023 at 6:46 am

    Someone needs to send Gaetz a case of Bud Light and tell him to chill.

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    June 11, 2023 at 8:25 am

    At least Garth Brooks doesn’t pay underage girls for sex, so he’s got that going for him.

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  • Jck

    June 11, 2023 at 11:50 am

    Time to Jack off boys

  • Westie

    June 11, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    This “Bud Light Brouhaha” is more than childish. Why the hell should anyone give a rat’s patootie about how someone else expresses their gender or sexuality? What’s it to you? Mind your own damn business.

    But, “Ooooo, the children! The children!” you cry. Yeah, but you send your kids to church, right? You send them to Scout camp, correct? You let them play high school sports, eh? Where do you think molestations occur? They sure as heck don’t happen at Drag Queen Story Hours, bub …

  • karl bellstedt

    June 12, 2023 at 9:51 am

    How about the teen boy Matt keeps at home?

  • Louis

    June 12, 2023 at 12:38 pm

    Matt Gaetz is a child molester who has nothing to say about anyone He should not point fingers at no one but himself Take a good look in the mirror you scumbag and ask yourself how on earth can you live with yourself

  • It's Complicated

    June 12, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    Moral high ground is a topic a Matt Gaetz should remain silent on. Seriously. The dude has lived most of his life as a silver-spoon fed spoiled rotten brat and a reprobate.

    • Dont Say FLA

      June 13, 2023 at 8:29 am

      OMG you’re right. Gaetz IS Don Jr in drag.

  • Rob Desantos

    June 15, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    Matt Gaetz is a groomer and pervert.

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