TikTok star Dylan Mulvaney — a Broadway performer who has gained national notoriety after beginning to identify as a transgender female — recently acknowledged “trying really hard to maintain a relationship with God.”
Mulvaney, a biological male, made the comment during “365 Days of Girlhood,” a variety show the 26-year-old performed to mark a full year of identifying as female.
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“I’m going to say something that might make people feel a little bit uncomfortable,” Mulvaney said during the performance in the Rainbow Room of the Rockefeller Center in New York City. “I’m trying really hard to maintain a relationship with God.”
“I don’t think He made a mistake with me, and that maybe, one day, I will actually be grateful for being trans — that this isn’t some curse, but it’s just a different path to the same destination,” the TikTok influencer added.
The March performance did not mark the first time the former “Book of Mormon” star has spoken about God. In previously posted TikToks, Mulvaney addressed religion.
In fact, last December, in a TikTok titled “Day 271 – the great tampon debacle of 2022,” Mulvaney addressed the women who take issue with biological males calling themselves females, claiming to care about them while calling them “transphobic.”
@dylanmulvaney Day 271- the great tampon debacle of 2022 #trans ♬ original sound – Dylan Mulvaney
“I’m jealous of you,” the 26-year-old said. “You know, I wish I was born in your body; I wish I had a uterus. You know, my sex assigned at birth was a biological male. Does that make you feel better, hearing me say that? It’s just not what God had in mind, so here I am.”
Mulvaney added, “There’s probably a lot of women that you don’t like to group yourself with, but they’re still women, and so am I.”
In an even earlier video, Mulvaney discussed having grown up in a “super Catholic” household but noted abandoning faith after coming out as homosexual. Nevertheless, the social media influencer acknowledged believing “in something bigger than me, whether it’s a God or the universe or angels.”
“I am getting ready to go to church for the first time as a trans girl,” said Mulvaney. “Yep, you heard that right. I’m going to church and I’m just a little nervous. I hope I don’t get teleported straight to hell when I walk in.”
“It makes me really sad that there are religions that look at people like me as evil,” the celebrity continued. “And now that I’m a girl, in a way, I actually feel kind of closer to a God. And I know that, for a lot of queer people, religion can be triggering and sometimes, in the queer community, there’s even a little bit of shame in believing in something.”
Anheuser-Busch — the maker of Budweiser and Bud Light — has faced intense criticism in recent days after partnering with Mulvaney. The beer company sent Mulvaney a personalized can featuring the famed TikToker’s face.
“This month,” Mulvaney explained in a recent post, “I celebrated my day 365 of womanhood, and Bud Light sent me possibly the best gift ever, a can with my face on it.”
Conservative celebrities and influencers immediately began boycotting Anheuser-Busch, forcing the company’s chief executive, Brendan Whitworth, to release a statement: “We never intended to be part of a discussion that divides people. We are in the business of bringing people together over a beer.”
Interestingly, Donald Trump, Jr., the son of former President Donald Trump, urged conservatives to back away from their boycott of the beer brand — despite the “woke” messaging.
“I’m not for destroying an American, an iconic, company for something like this,” he said. “Frankly, they don’t participate in the same woke garbage that other people in the beer industry actually do, who are significantly worse offenders.”
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