Luke Bryan Defends Bringing ‘Polarizing’ Florida Governor Ron DeSantis On Stage At Live performance After Followers Name Him Out!

Luke Bryan is making an attempt to settle down the backlash he’s been receiving after inviting Ron DeSantis on stage throughout a Florida live performance over the weekend.

This all went down on Friday evening when the American Idol decide was performing within the lead-up to the school soccer recreation between the College of Florida and the College of Georgia set for Saturday in Jacksonville. Throughout Luke’s present, he invited DeSantis, the governor of Florida, to hitch him in entrance of concertgoers as a part of a fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Ian. Weeks after the storm, residents of some areas of the state are nonetheless affected by the highly effective climate entrance’s results, and Luke needed to boost some money to assist them out. All good, proper?

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That wasn’t the one factor that went down on stage, although. Whereas the 46-year-old nation crooner might have been centered on hurricane reduction, the 44-year-old governor is presently working a good re-election marketing campaign towards Democrat challenger Charlie Crist. And in accordance with experiences from the present, when DeSantis took the stage with Bryan, he tossed out marketing campaign hats and tried to drum up assist for his re-election.

After the looks in Jacksonville, DeSantis even referenced the Georgia native’s 2013 hit Crash My Occasion in a follow-up message posted to Twitter:

However within the days since, Twitter customers have blown up over the obvious political stance implied by Luke when he invited the governor up! DeSantis has drawn the ire of many after lately signing a number of high-profile payments inhibiting dialogue of sexual orientation, transgender points, and race in lecture rooms throughout the Sunshine State. So the governor’s presence was NOT welcome for a lot of followers.

On Sunday morning, the famous person musician went again on Twitter to deal with the backlash. Calling DeSantis a “polarizing” determine, Bryan wrote:

“I usually don’t reply to stuff after I’m getting run down on a social platform however right here’s the deal. I perceive Governor Desantis [sic] is a really polarizing determine. However I grew up in a rustic the place if a governor ask you if they will come and lift consciousness to assist victims of a pure catastrophe you assist.”

The Nation On singer continued:

“I’ve typically stayed out of politics all through my profession. I knew folks would chatter about this however for me the extra vital piece was If I’m going to come back again there just a few weeks after a big portion of individuals have been affected by a pure catastrophe in a state the place folks have been good to me this felt proper. Elevate consciousness, have somewhat enjoyable between the GA and FL school followers earlier than the sport and do what I like on stage.”

And eventually, the American Idol decide wrapped his commentary with this conclusion referencing UGA’s Saturday evening win and doubling down on his hurricane reduction work:

“That is all I’m saying about this. I’ll be open air with my boys. Take pleasure in your Sunday. Love y’all #GoDawgs Textual content: catastrophe to 20222 to assist.”

Right here is the total tweet:

Over the 24 hours since that tweet was posted, followers have had some significantly blended reactions to the nation singer’s stance on DeSantis. Ch-ch-check out just a few of them (under):

“Luke, you possibly can have raised cash with out having DeSantis seem on stage with you.”

“Decisions have penalties. I select to not watch one other episode of @AmericanIdol so long as you’re sharing that ‘stage.’”

“Unhappy that you simply felt compelled to defend your self. This nation must cease with the cancel crap. Either side.”

“Your greeting of DeSantis on stage actually gave the impression to be greater than wanting to assist Hurricane victims. It seemed like a full endorsement of DeSantis — DeSantis is worse than polarizing.”

“You’ll be able to’t elevate consciousness with out aligning your self with a hateful particular person? I imply, I’ve seen many an entertainer do that all through my life. You aren’t succesful?”

“You invited a polarizing determine up and also you knew it. You personal it.”

“How unlucky that you simply ‘keep out of politics.’ That you just invite such a determine on stage however refuse to acknowledge the harm you do. You wish to play each side since you don’t wish to lose cash. Unlucky and cowardly tbh.”

“This must be in regards to the hurricane victims and never the politics. It’s laborious to have a look at somebody like DeSantis, however he’s the governor and also you had been there to boost funds for the folks. I’ve needed to maintain my nostril whereas working with some folks for the better good.”

“No one upset within the feedback was an actual fan anyway.”

Hmmm…

What do y’all assume, Perezcious readers? Are U with Luke on this one? Or was this a foul transfer and a foul look? Share your take down within the feedback (under)…

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