Gov. DeSantis Reacts to Criticism at Oscars Opposing Parental Rights in Edu. Bill: ‘I Wear That Like a Badge of Honor’

[Image: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) -- WTSP Twitter video screenshot. 2022 Oscars; Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer and Regina Hall -- Twitter video screenshot. The Freedom Times compilation].

During Sunday’s night opening monologue at the Oscars, Wanda Sykes — one of the trio of hosts for the show — took a thinly veiled jab at Florida House Bill 1557: Parental Rights in Education, which forbids instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade that passed in the state legislature earlier this month.

“We’re going to have a great night tonight,” said the openly gay Sykes. “And for you people in Florida, we’re going to have a gay night.” She and fellow hosts Amy Schumer and Regina Hall then repeated the word “gay” multiple times.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) reacted, during a press conference on Monday, to the criticism from Hollywood towards the bill.

“There’s even people in Hollywood that are opposed to you know, providing protections for parents and enforcing parents rights,” DeSantis pointed out.

You know, the one thing I’ll say about this is, if the people who held up degenerates like Harvey Weinstein as exemplars and heroes and all that, if those are the types of people that are opposing us on parents right, I wear that like a badge of honor,” the Florida Republican governor expressed. Video Below

DeSantis also said that he does not “care what corporate media outlets say” including “Hollywood” and “big corporations”, adding, “Here I stand. I’m not backing down”.

Meanwhile, the Florida governor signed the Parental Rights in Education bill into law on Monday.

Related: Gov. DeSantis Exposes Reporter for ‘Pushing False Narratives’ About FL House Bill 1557: Parental Rights in Education

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