A popular TikTok star says he’s “trying really hard to maintain a relationship with God” despite embracing his transgender identity to the public.
Dylan Mulvaney, a 26-year-old biological man who announced he identifies as a woman last year, made the remarks in March during his “365 Days of Girlhood” variety show.
"I'm going to say something that might make people feel a little bit uncomfortable,” Mulvaney told the crowd at 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,” Mulvaney added.
The show celebrated Mulvaney’s one year anniversary of publicly declaring himself to be a female last year, The Christian Post reports. Mulvaney, who starred in the Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon," grew to fame after being invited to an interview with President Joe Biden last fall.
On TikTok, Mulvaney has amassed over 10 million followers, with "Days of Girlhood" videos acquiring over 1 billion views.
Mulvaney also received several partnerships with brands including Crest, Ulta, Native, Olay, Kate Spade and Bud Light, which were met with a boycott from Kid Rock and country music stars John Rich and Travis Tritt.
During an interview with Fox News, a spokesperson for Anheuser-Busch said the personalized cans with Mulvaney's face are not for sale.
“Anheuser-Busch works with hundreds of influencers across our brands as one of many ways to authentically connect with audiences across various demographics and passion points," the company spokesperson said.
"From time to time, we produce unique commemorative cans for fans and for brand influencers, like Dylan Mulvaney. This commemorative can was a gift to celebrate a personal milestone and is not for sale to the general public."
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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer and content creator. He is a contributing writer for Christian Headlines and the host of the For Your Soul Podcast, a podcast devoted to sound doctrine and biblical truth. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary.