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Dylan Mulvaney – Who Charges $40K for Speaking Engagements – Speaks to Nearly Empty Auditorium

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Nick Baker

December 7, 2023

A picture is worth a thousand words – and this picture shows a room full of more than 650 chairs, mostly empty, at Dylan Mulvaney’s most recent campus speaking engagement.

Pennsylvania State University’s Student Programming Association, which is funded by mandatory student fees, hosted the notorious TikTok influencer earlier this week for a question-and-answer session. 

Notably, the questions were hand selected by Mulvaney’s team several days prior, and those who attempted to ask live questions during the event were turned away.

Despite the event’s prominent location at a venue in the center of campus, a privilege that has never been granted to events put on by the Penn State Young Americans for Freedom chapter, only the first few rows of seats were occupied.

Mulvaney spoke about his so-called “transition” from being a man to “becoming a woman,” and touched on his sponsorship deal with Bud Light, which effectively destroyed the forty-year-old classic brand.

According to the results of a New Guard investigation released in July, Mulvaney’s standard honorarium for a speaking engagement is $40,000. 

Reacting to Young America’s Foundation’s image of the sparsely filled auditorium, Daily Wire host Michael Knowles wrote on X, “It’s so brutal I don’t even want to mock him for it. To quote Robert Frost, ‘Hell is a half-filled auditorium.”

“We were accused by some on the Right of helping Mulvaney by ‘making him famous,’” remarked Matt Walsh. “But in fact we made sure his brand was viewed as it really is: toxic, embarrassing and ridiculous. Now he can’t draw a crowd and he’s radioactive to companies that associate with him. Total victory.”

Walsh had been in talks with YAF to organize a last-minute campus event of his own, but ultimately decided that by doing so, as he explained in a recent episode of “The Matt Walsh Show:”

“We concluded that if I showed up, it would actually give more buzz to him, and so it’s better to let him go and fizzle out than to create buzz and excitement when there wasn’t any to begin with.”

The leftist activist announced his college speaking gig nearly six months ago, but has seemingly received very little interest from students. His only other event this semester was a freshman orientation lecture at Emerson University in September.

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