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Luke Bryan Responds to Backlash Over Bringing Florida Gov. DeSantis On Stage

Country superstar Luke Bryan has responded to the backlash for bringing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on stage during a concert in Jacksonville on October 28.

Naturally, people who oppose Gov. DeSantis flew into a social media rage over the appearance.

Bryan responded to the mob by saying that the decision to bring the governor on stage wasn’t political, but an effort to help raise money for people impacted by Hurricane Ian.

“I typically don’t respond to stuff when I’m getting run down on a social platform but here’s the deal,” Bryan began. “I understand Governor Desantis is a very polarizing figure. 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.”

Bryan continued, “I’ve generally stayed out of politics throughout my career. 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 game and do what I love on stage.”

The singer also used his statement to urge people to text “disaster” to 20222 to donate to the Florida Disaster Fund.

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