Dos Equis 'Most Interesting Man in the World' to Host Obama Fundraiser
If we were President Obama, we'd be psyched to have the legendary "most interesting man in the world" putting on a fundraiser for us. But after news spread of actor Jonathan Goldsmith's upcoming fundraiser, Dos Equis fans say they won't buy the beer anymore.
Political Party Time blog first reported on Goldsmith's event tonight, to be held in Burlington, Vt. Featuring Speaker of the Vermont House Shap Smith, the event's admission price ranges from $20 to $500. Now, the Dos Equis Facebook page has exploded with comments from fans angry at Goldsmith's political stance. Said one Facebook user, "Not thirsty for Obama supporters... Control your boy. Boycotting your beer. Fail!"
Dos Equis released a statement to AdAge, saying that the actor is not representing the brand at the event. "Mr. Goldsmith's opinions and views are strictly his own, and do not represent those of Dos Equis," the company said. But the concern remains that many people associate the brand with Goldsmith's infamous character.
Still, not all hope is lost. Other Facebook fans pledged to continue to support Dos Equis — perhaps even more so thanks to Goldsmith's politics. Said another Facebook fan, "Because you support Obama, you have earned many, many customers for life! I'm going out now to buy a case!" ABC News' statistics say that about 24,000 fans of Dos Equis on Faceboook are also fans of Obama. Obama might want to rethink that craft beer stance now.