People are really up in arms about schools not teaching children in pre-K through third grade about sexual orientation and gender identity. We mean, that’s what Florida’s bill would disallow, and we’d bet a good cross-section of Americans would have no problem with it. As we’ve noted, “critics” and the media have pushed the nickname “Don’t Say Gay” and are protesting … by saying “gay.”
If we’re reading the username on this TikTok video correctly, it looks like it was put together by Florida Rep. Anna V. Eskamani, and shows adults sticking it to the man by saying “gay,” the forbidden word. As John McCormack at NRO notes, they’ve revised the bill to change “classroom discussion” of sexual orientation and gender identity to “classroom instruction by school personnel.”
The Florida bill that opponents dubbed a “Don’t Say Gay” bill was significantly revised, but the change hasn’t gotten much attention in the press: https://t.co/cAteZhmMqI
— John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) March 8, 2022
Anyway, here’s that stunning and brave video:
Florida House Democrats put out this video. They literally have nothing to offer. They just walk around saying the word gay (which is not in the bill). How does anyone take these people seriously pic.twitter.com/gfDNhkdAaW
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) March 7, 2022
The GOP should spend one hundred million dollars to air this video in every state.
— The Partyman (@PartymanRandy) March 8, 2022
— Sir Thingy of House Ma-Bob (@WeighAllThings) March 7, 2022
Times have been too easy in the USA
— TrueDat (@TrueDat72623732) March 7, 2022
— Marcado Razon (@marcado_razon) March 7, 2022
Why not just release a video saying you didn’t read the bill and call it good?
— Rickyh24 (@Rickyh24) March 7, 2022
— #Not my NYGiants (@BigBlue42315671) March 7, 2022
This is actually a try not to laugh challenge
— Mechgasm (@EdwardRTucker) March 8, 2022
Wow. They’re really making a statement.
— The GenXBaptist (@genxbaptist) March 7, 2022
— bongo x (@bongotron_x) March 7, 2022
First of all, the kid saying 'gay' is raised by groomers. Second, the bill doesn't say gay. Third, if I say "that's gay," suddenly everyone is offended.
— Frances Murray (@colorofresil) March 7, 2022
— Lulzberg (@lulzberg) March 7, 2022
I wish they’d find a better hobby or actually worked
— AssistantCoach (@_AssistantCoach) March 7, 2022
This video is…..
— We'll always have 98' (@waveclem) March 7, 2022
— 🏛 Rep. American Crypto 🏛 (@_AmericanCrypto) March 7, 2022
They redefine something then attack that non-mutually agreed upon redefinition.
— NiftyPat MD and 37 others (@CHI2COL) March 7, 2022
Wow. This is powerful. Florida Democrats master the use of social to show that they are not at all condescending or cringey. Politically, this is a testament to where they are right now in Florida. Nonexistent.
— Trey Radel (@treyradel) March 7, 2022
— Joe Papp (@joepabike) March 7, 2022
Thanks for the meme lefties!
— Meth Gator 🇷🇺 (@MethLive) March 7, 2022
There is a 100% chance this video backfires and becomes weaponized by internet trolls. Such a bad idea beyond just being a dumb way to take a jab at your political opponents.
— Max Douglas (@maxwelltweeted) March 7, 2022
I love the super progressive chick that remembered to say trans
— ClownFace_World (@clownfaceworld) March 7, 2022
This ain’t gonna stop the bill from passing 😂 if anything it’s promoting the bill
— Ghislaine Ukraine (@KyivGhislaine) March 7, 2022
I’ve never wanted to see celebrities singing “Imagine” more in my life.
— Cornpop Jones (@CornpopJones) March 8, 2022
Acting as if they're saying a pro democracy slogan in Hong Kong and are expecting police to arrest them any minute.
— Amos 5:24 良知 (Walking NSL violation) (@UnregisteredPen) March 7, 2022
— Jason Milly (@JasonMilly24) March 7, 2022
The Democrats totally lost me once they decided to prioritize men performing sexist stereotypes of women over actual women. 🙄
— Amanda Ryan (@Wrangel83) March 7, 2022
Dear god, all this bill does is prevent them from talking about the sexual orientation for kids up to 3rd grade. What is their obsession with sexualizing toddlers and young kids?! This is so WEIRD!
— StinkyPete (@StinkyP95659353) March 7, 2022
We don’t get it either … it must be very, very important to them that kindergarteners get classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity.
‘GAY!’ Florida Senate Dems strike a blow against Republicans and parental rights by strutting their stuff and singing a very gay song https://t.co/beYbooaWsX
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 7, 2022