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Luke Bryan Defends Bringing Ron DeSantis Out at Florida Live performance

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Luke Bryan responded to backlash after Florida governor Ron DeSantis made an look at his Friday, October 28, live performance in Jacksonville.

“I sometimes don’t reply to stuff once I’m getting run down on a social platform however right here’s the deal,” the American Idol decide, 46, shared in a press release through Twitter on Sunday, October 30. “I perceive Governor Desantis is a really polarizing determine. However I grew up in a rustic the place if a governor ask you if they’ll come and lift consciousness to assist victims of a pure catastrophe you assist.”

One month after Hurricane Ian, many Florida residents are nonetheless recovering from the storm’s devastating results. The governor — who’s at the moment working for re-election towards Charlie Cryst — has made headlines a number of occasions this yr for signing controversial payments inhibiting dialogue of sexual orientation, transgender points and race in lecture rooms. His look alongside Bryan stirred sturdy reactions on either side of the political spectrum.

DeSantis, 44, tossed out marketing campaign hats as he took the stage with the “Nation On” singer. “Thanks for letting me crash the celebration final night time, @lukebryan!” the politician tweeted after the present.

Bryan, nevertheless, stated this wasn’t an endorsement for the candidate. “I’ve usually stayed out of politics all through my profession,” he defined. “I knew individuals would chatter about this however for me the extra essential piece was If I’m going to return again there a number of weeks after a big portion of individuals have been affected by a pure catastrophe in a state the place individuals have been good to me this felt proper.”

The nation star added that he hoped to easily, “Elevate consciousness, have a little bit enjoyable between the GA and FL faculty followers earlier than the sport and do what I like on stage.”

He concluded, “That is all I’m saying about this. I’ll be open air with my boys. Get pleasure from your Sunday. Love y’all #GoDawgs. Textual content catastrophe to 20222 to help.”

Followers had blended emotions about Bryan’s protection. One spectator replied through Twitter, writing, “Luke, you can have raised cash with out having DeSantis seem on stage with you.”

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

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

Others supported Bryan’s selection. “You’re proper,” one Twitter person replied. “This must be in regards to the hurricane victims and never the politics. It’s arduous to have a look at somebody like DeSantis, however he’s the governor and also you have been there to boost funds for the individuals. I’ve needed to maintain my nostril whereas working with some individuals for the larger good.”

One other supporter tweeted, “Thanks, Luke. No person upset within the feedback was an actual fan anyway.”

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