As Twitchy reported over the weekend, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held a signing ceremony for the so-called Stop WOKE Act, and he was joined on stage by some young boys holding anti-critical race theory signs. MSNBC’s Joy Reid not only did the usual of accusing DeSantis of using children as props — she tweeted that “this mis-use of Black boys is tantamount to child abuse.”
This mis-use of Black boys is tantamount to child abuse. I would really like to hear the back-story on who these kids were and how they wound up at a DeSantis event. Given how anti-Black DeSantis is, using Black children this way is extra sick. https://t.co/FUyS5GDNMw
— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) April 23, 2022
As we reported, Reid’s followers took it even further, calling it hostage-taking and tagging the Miami Herald to alert them of “actionable kidnapping” by the governor. Press secretary Christina Pushaw said she worked the event, and no one was on stage who didn’t choose to be there.
Now Fox News is reporting that former NFL player Jack Brewster is threatening a defamation lawsuit over being accused of child abuse. The boys in the photo who were being “abused” were with him.
— Kimberly Guilfoyle (@kimguilfoyle) April 25, 2022
Fox News reports:
Former NFL football player and philanthropist Jack Brewer is demanding MSNBC host Joy Reid apologize for her tweet claiming a photo of young Black boys attending an event where Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an anti-critical race theory bill “is tantamount to child abuse.” Brewer explained the boys in the photo are students of his education and mentorship programs and were well aware of why they were attending the event.
“Joy Reid messed with the wrong boys,” Brewer told Fox News Digital on Monday, adding that he has also retained legal counsel about a potential defamation suit.
Reid won’t apologize, although she may claim that her Twitter account was hacked if things get serious.
YES!!!! 👏👏👏 Perfect response to a nasty bully. Joy has been trying to dox the kids’ families from the @GovRonDeSantis Stop Woke presser. We support them ♥️
Jack Brewer demands Joy Reid apologize for 'child abuse' remark or he'll file defamation suit https://t.co/pxKMlLUfia
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) April 25, 2022
Now who exactly is using the boys as “props” — their mentor, Brewer, or Reid, who used them to slam DeSantis for being anti-black?
Race-baiting is her thing. It's all she does. It's not right, but it's not personal – she does it to everyone. It's how she stays employed, apparently.
— Figurin Outlife Too (@figurinoutlife2) April 26, 2022
That why liberalism is a mental disorder.
To Reid, only the Black boys are stupid enough to attend something without knowing what it's about.
Notice she doesn't question kids of the other races.
— MacKenzie L🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲 (@MacTheInde) April 26, 2022
I get a distinct "Those black boys are our property and don't you even dare think about having them participate in your events!" vibe from Joy-less.
And here I thought we had abolished slavery. 🤔
— If Elon Buys This Site Imma Be a Georgia Fan (@Gator_Country) April 26, 2022
Good for him! More people need to push back publicly against Joy Reid's shenanigans.
— bdh (@bdhagberg) April 26, 2022
It’s astounding to us that MSNBC keeps a liability like Reid on the payroll — it’s not like she has fantastic ratings or anything. They must just really like what she says.
‘This is actionable kidnapping’: Joy Reid accuses Ron DeSantis of child abuse for having black children hold up anti-CRT signs https://t.co/QhyYDAnh32
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 23, 2022