DeSantis Hits Back at Hollywood Elites
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) hit back at Hollywood elites after celebrities mocked his state during the Academy Awards.
“If the people who held up degenerates like Harvey Weinstein as exemplars and as heroes and as all that, if those are the types of people that are opposing us on parents’ rights, I wear that like a badge of honor.”
“They don’t want to admit that they support a lot of the things that we’re providing protections against,” he said.
“For example, they support sexualizing kids in kindergarten. They support injecting woke gender ideology into second grade classrooms. … And so what they’re doing with these slogans and these narratives is they are trying to camouflage their true intentions.”
On Sunday, Oscars co-hosts Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer, and Regina Hall mocked Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act, which critics dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay Bill,” erroneously claiming it bans any discussion pertaining to being LGBTQ in Florida schools.
“Well, we’re gonna have a great night tonight, and for you people in Florida, we’re gonna have a gay night,” Sykes said during the ceremony. The crowd, consisting of Hollywood’s biggest stars, chanted: “Gay! Gay! Gay!”
The Parental Rights in Education Act prohibits classroom instruction on “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” with children in third grade or younger, “or in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.”
DeSantis signed the bill into law on Monday.