Country music superstar claps back at critics after Ron DeSantis concert appearance

Following a surprise appearance by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at country music legend Luke Bryan’s packed Jacksonville concert on Friday, the flow of liberal tears threatened to short-circuit the internet, as calls to “cancel” the chart-topping singer spilled across social media.

In a rare response to his critics, Bryan hit back on Sunday, with a post that should have dropped the mic on the subject. Instead, Bryan’s statement has sparked a whole new wave of tweets from both sides of the political aisle.

“I typically don’t respond to stuff when I’m getting run down on a social platform but here’s the deal,” Bryan tweeted.

“I understand Governor Desantis (sic) is a very polarizing figure,” the singer continued. “But I grew up in a country where if a governor ask you if they can come and raise awareness to help victims of a natural disaster you help.”

“I’ve generally stayed out of politics throughout my career,” he wrote. “I knew people would chatter about this but for me the more important piece was If I am going to come back there a few weeks after a large portion of people have been affected by a natural disaster in a state where people have been good to me this felt right. Raise awareness, have a little fun between the GA and FL college fans before the fame and do what I love on stage.”

“This is all I am saying about this,” Bryan concluded. “I’ll be outdoors with my boys. Enjoy your Sunday. Love y’all # GoDawgs.”

As BizPac Review reported, Bryan brought DeSantis onto Jacksonville’s VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena stage during a concert to benefit victims of Hurricane Ian’s destructive path.

Video of the crowd cheering as DeSantis greeted them quickly went viral.

The online ugly began moments later.

Rather than calm the storm and unite people around good music and great deeds, Bryan’s post-concert post sparked a new flurry of tweets from both sides of the political aisle.

Many rushed to caution against giving a perceived inch to the “woke mob.”

“Don’t EVER bow to the woke cancel culture mob,” the Hodgetwins tweeted. “They’re all cowards and hypocrites.”

“You don’t have to explain sh*t to anyone!” another user replied.

“DeSantis is only ‘polarizing’ because he’s not a Democrat,” stated a third. “You shouldn’t have even responded to any of this.”

And, naturally, Bryan’s statement did nothing to assuage the intolerant left.

As is so often the case during a Twitter storm, it was DeSantis’s Rapid Response Director Christina Pushaw who had the most measured take on the matter.

“Reminder to all public figures, corporations, etc… Twitter isn’t real life. The haters might be loud and well-organized online, but in reality, they are a small portion of the population, especially here in Florida,” she tweeted. “Thanks @lukebryan for helping support Hurricane Ian victims💕.”


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