Anheuser-Busch Upset Bud Is Official Beer of Drunk Pilots
Already the National Transportation Safety Board is on his ass about his Budweiser consumption, and now Denzel Washington the Pilot is also getting it from who he thought were his friends at Anheuser-Busch.
In Robert Zemeckis's Flight, Washington plays a pilot who faces crippling engine failure and alcoholism, resulting in a miraculous emergency landing fueled mostly by liquid courage. Unfortunately for Hero Pilot Denzel, the NTSB isn't cool with drunken vehicle operation, and apparently neither is Anheuser-Busch, at least not so publicly. The beermaker is reportedly asking that Paramount remove their shitty drink from the film, as it currently appears in a scene in which Washington is drinking and driving--an activity the brand would like to pretend is not the modus operandi of most of its base. Budweiser is for cool trios of city dudes who go out and order cheap bottled beer all night! Budweiser is not a portable imbibing solution for alcoholic pilots, Denzel.
Paramount has yet to respond, but is likely thinking, "What, but That's My Boy was fine, though?"