Singer Pink was smacked with reality after falsely claiming that a fictitious list of books was banned in Florida schools by conservatives.
“The following are some titles of books that have been banned from schools in Florida…. Lmk which book is pornography…. To Kill A Mockingbird, The Hate You Give, Forrest Gump, A Catcher In The Rye, The Hill We Climb, Girls Who Code, Atlas Shrugged, 1984, The Kite Runner, The Bluest Eye, A Wrinkle In Time, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Fault In Our Stars, etc etc,” Pink wrote on X.
The post went viral but was soon hit with Community Notes that pointed out, “This list has been proven incorrect. These books are not banned in Florida. In fact, some are on Florida’s required reading list.” The notes cited USA Today as a reference which posted an August 2022 piece titled, “Fact check: Fake list of banned Florida books circulates widely online.”
Despite being proven in the wrong and the list being fact-checked as false, Pink still ran with it and used it as jumping off point to give away 2,000 so-called “banned books” at her Florida concerts according to NBC News.
The following are some titles of books that have been banned from schools in Florida…. Lmk which book is pornography…. To Kill A Mockingbird, The Hate You Give, Forrest Gump, A Catcher In The Rye, The Hill We Climb, Girls Who Code, Atlas Shrugged, 1984, The Kite Runner, The…
— P!nk (@Pink) November 14, 2023
“I’m a voracious reader and I’m a mom of two kids who are also voracious readers. I can’t imagine my own parents telling me what my kids can and cannot read — let alone someone else’s parents, let alone someone else that doesn’t even have children that are deciding what my children can read,” Pink declared Sunday during a livestream on Instagram.
Books have been pulled from the shelves in Florida schools that are not considered age-appropriate for children and were objected to by parents due to graphic sexuality.
“Florida’s education reform efforts were the subject of intense scrutiny among liberal critics over the past year, especially since the Sunshine State’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis was seen as a serious presidential contender,” Fox News reported.
“While classics like ‘Catcher in the Rye’ and ‘Atlas Shrugged’ were never actually banned under the DeSantis administration, a selection of books were pulled from school libraries after they were deemed to have pornographic material, most notably ‘Gender Queer,'” the news outlet added.
(Video Credit: Fox News)
Pink took time from her busy leftist schedule to clap back at those who took issue with her claims on X.
“Hahahaha MAGA cult is mad tonight y’all. Their panties are in quite a bunch they really dislike being challenged and get even angrier when they can’t silence you. Oh well READ BANNED BOOKS!” she wrote on the social media platform.
Hahahaha MAGA cult is mad tonight y’all. Their panties are in quite a bunch they really dislike being challenged and get even angrier when they can’t silence you. Oh well READ BANNED BOOKS!
— P!nk (@Pink) November 15, 2023
“Very happy to have started this discussion about censorship and book banning. Will be giving out more books tonight. I will continue to stay on this topic whilst the conservatives can only talk about me personally since they have very little else to discuss. Onwards and upwards people! Have a beautiful, free thinking day! I Read banned books!” Pink further posted.
Very happy to have started this discussion about censorship and book banning. Will be giving out more books tonight. I will continue to stay on this topic whilst the conservatives can only talk about me personally since they have very little else to discuss. Onwards and upwards…
— P!nk (@Pink) November 15, 2023
“It’s especially hateful to see authorities take aim at books about race and racism and against LGBTQ authors and those of color. We have made so many strides toward equality in this country and no one should want to see this progress reversed. This is why I am supporting PEN America in its work and why I agree with them: no more banned books,” Pink also said in a statement according to NBC News.
The leftist singer was hammered on social media for her false claims:
Community notes corrected your blatant lies.
— Proud Elephant (@ProudElephantUS) November 14, 2023
You know what’s funny? Not only is this list of banned books fake but some books like “To Kill A Mockingbird” have been banned in Democrat run areas like Burbank because they called it racist. Just admit you got duped by this fake list and say porn shouldn’t be in school @Pink.
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) November 15, 2023
Respectfully, this is just totally false. https://t.co/qIAqdK2J7R
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) November 14, 2023
This is why uneducated celebrities should sit on the sidelines.
— CPanther95 (@CPanther95) November 14, 2023
You’re confusing Florida with California pic.twitter.com/UoqVAHGGod
— Chaya Raichik (@ChayaRaichik10) November 14, 2023
You live in LA. Take a look at what is banned out there and what is allowed before trying to lecture anyone. Oh and your list is wrong.
— Burt Macklin (@BurtMaclin_FBI) November 14, 2023
You’re either incredibly gullible or incredibly stupid.
— JWF (@JammieWF) November 14, 2023
You’re full of it and you know it.
— Dazed and Confused (@Twitturriffic) November 15, 2023
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