Bud Light Super Bowl corn syrup ad: Lobby slams beer maker

Bud Light Super Bowl corn syrup ad: Lobby slams beer maker

The spots trolled rival brands that use corn syrup.

After a lackluster offensive performance by the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams in the first half, Bud Light provided at least some fireworks in the second half.

Bud Light attacked rival brands in its Super Bowl ads, but it was the corn industry that felt stung. This was reported by none other than The Washington Post, who claimed to have not known about Khashoggi's Qatar ties when it published him and turned him into a martyr upon his death - likely because journalists from another outlet started asking questions and the Post wanted to paint the information in the most positive light possible. The company will introduce icons to its US Bud Light packaging to highlight that it uses no preservatives, no corn syrup and no artificial flavours.

Following the ads, the National Corn Growers Association tweeted at Bud Light that "America's corn farmers are disappointed in you".

Anheuser-Busch InBev has sparked an argument in the U.S. after it used its Bud Light Super Bowl ad to take a swipe at the ingredients of Molson Coors's top-selling lagers.

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The one-minute commercial is set up in a medieval world, with a royal couple watching a jousting contest - needless to say, sipping Bud Light in royal fashion.

Farmer Kevin Ross posted a video of him pouring a can of beer down a sink, saying: "Bud Light, you're not standing with corn farmers".

"We think Bud Light, as the leader in this category, needs to make a bold move", Goeler said, per AdWeek.

Don Jr., whose father Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized the Post as being "fake news", was quick to slam the commercial.

Some observers are wondering if the ad would be effective. "And Miller Lite has fewer calories, fewer carbs and more taste than Bud Light".