DeSantis Decries 'Hollywoke'

DeSantis Decries 'Hollywoke'

“If Hollywood is attacking you, you must be doing something right.”

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
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March 28, 2022

Over the weekend, film fans tuned in to the Oscars to celebrate their favorite films of the year, but one moment caught everyone by surprise. Some lawmakers were unimpressed with Oscar Sunday, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), who’s been a sharp critic of celebrities, decried “Hollywoke.”

“Last night, Florida was again the Left’s favorite punching bag as out-of-touch Hollywood elites continued their smears against me,” said DeSantis.

During Oscar night, celebrities criticizing the controversial Don’t Say Gay bill that was eventually signed by the Florida Governor.

However, the Governor maintains that “if Hollywood is attacking you, you must be doing something right.”

DeSantis went on to express that “if the same Hollywood elites who upheld degenerates like Harvey Weinstein now oppose our efforts to protect parental rights, I wear that like a badge of honor.”

Though the Governor has received widespread criticism from many in Hollywood, DeSantis’ signing of the bill was rebuked by numerous Democrats. The signing took place one day after the Oscars, and several lawmakers took to social media to denounce the Governor and those who support the legislation.

“I’m not worried about what out of touch ‘entertainers’ have to say, and I’m certainly not going to be intimidated by people who don’t live in reality,” commented DeSantis.

The Human Rights campaign, an LGTBQ+ civil rights advocacy group, quickly denounced the Governor, saying that “our community, our families and our stories will not be silenced.”

Moreover, Equality Florida, an LGBTQ+ advocacy group, has warned that "litigation is coming" in reference to the legislation.

Joe Saunders, a former state lawmaker who is the organization's political director, commented that the litigation "will be swift and fierce, and we believe successful."

Calling those present at the Oscars "spoiled Hollywood hypocrites," the Governor dismissed their criticism, saying that they "lie, distort and distract."

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina is an award-winning senior reporter based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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