Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has fired back at Hollywood stars after they attacked his state’s parental rights bill.
DeSantis blasted the celebrity opposition to Florida’s “don’t-groom-kids” legislation, calling it a “badge of honor.”
Despite protests from celebrities during Sunday night’s chaotic Oscars, the governor signed the bill into Florida law on Monday.
“There are even people in Hollywood that are opposed to providing protections for parents and enforcing parents’ rights,” DeSantis said.
“The one thing I’ll say about that is if people who held up degenerates like Harvey Weinstein as exemplars and as heroes and all that.
“If those are the types of people that are opposing us on parents’ rights, I wear that like a badge of honor.
“You can create a false narrative, you can stage a protest, you can do all of those things.
“But you’re not telling the truth about what’s actually there,” DeSantis added.
“There’s this massive gulf between what the bill actually says with respect to these very young kids versus what some of these protests at the capitol are about.
“We will make sure that parents can send their kids to school to get an education, not an indoctrination.
“I think the last couple years have really revealed to parents that they are being ignored increasingly across our country when it comes to their kids’ education.
“We have seen curriculum embedded for very, very young children, classroom materials about sexuality and woke gender ideology.
“We’ve seen libraries that have clearly inappropriate pornographic materials for very young kids.”
#USA Florida Governor Ron DeSantis:”…if the people who held up degenerates like Harvey Weinstein as exemplars and as heroes…if those are the types of people that are opposing us on parents’rights,I wear that like a badge of honor.” pic.twitter.com/Zr2kIc2eTl
— NiCoLeEliSei (@NiCoLeEliSei1) March 28, 2022
At the Oscars on Sunday night, Hollywood went after DeSantis over the bill by promoting the Left’s false narratives about the legislation.
The Academy Awards wasted little time getting political on Sunday as co-host Wanda Sykes slammed Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, announcing on live television that “we’re going to have a gay night.”
During her opening set with fellow hosts Amy Schumer and Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes referred to the Florida legislation that would ban the teaching of sexuality and transgender ideology to children in kindergarten through third grade.
“We’re going to have a great night tonight,” Sykes said. “And for you people in Florida, we’re going to have a gay night. Gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay.”
The audience at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood erupted in loud cheers following Sykes’ remarks.
Flanked by small schoolchildren, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) signs the Parental Rights in Education (or “Don’t Say Gay”) bill into law. pic.twitter.com/uLdGsYplGV
— The Recount (@therecount) March 28, 2022
— The Advocate (@TheAdvocateMag) March 28, 2022