DeSantis Shocks with Homophobic Ad Featuring Oiled-Up Bodybuilders, Claiming LGBTQ+ Support Undermines Women’s Rights

Ron DeSantis, the Republican presidential hopeful and the Governor of Florida, has faced criticism for a homophobic anti-Trump advertisement, which he defended as “totally fair game.” 

The Attack on Trump

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The controversial video, posted on an account linked to DeSantis, attacked former President Trump’s 2016 pledge to protect LGBTQ+ citizens and celebrated DeSantis’ own anti-LGBTQ+ record.

The Homophobic Video

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The ad, featuring clips from movies and TV shows such as American Psycho and Peaky Blinders, received condemnation from various quarters, including the LGBTQ+ conservative group Log Cabin Republicans.

It Faced Severe Backlash

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Log Cabin Republicans described the advertisement as “divisive and desperate,” and the makers of the Show “Peaky Blinders” expressed disapproval of the unauthorized use of its clips.

DeSantis Defended It

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Despite the backlash, DeSantis stood by the ad during an appearance on conservative commentator Tomi Lahren’s YouTube show.

He Gave His Reasons

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He justified the video by arguing that it was fair to criticize Trump for apparently supporting LGBTQ+ rights while later making anti-trans statements.

The Trump Story

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DeSantis specifically referred to Trump’s previous support for allowing Trans women to participate in the Miss Universe contest and highlighted the former president’s recent stance against transgender rights.

He Claimed Trump Injected Ideologies

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The Florida governor claimed that Trump injected gender ideology into the mainstream and positioned himself as a defender of women’s rights against what he called the “social fad” of Trans rights.

It Is an Attack on Women’s Rights

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He described the notion of gender fluidity as an attack on women’s rights and the truth itself.

Former Presidential Candidate Expressed His Concerns

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The ad drew comments from former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.

Buttigieg questioned the mentality behind the ad and criticized the attempt to prove one’s worth by making life harder for a marginalized community.

What Was With the Oiled-Up Shirtless Bodybuilders?

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He also found the association of DeSantis’ images with oiled-up, shirtless bodybuilders in the video peculiar and misguided.

Desantis Keeps on Pushing Anti-LGBTQ+ Ideas

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DeSantis has not backed down from his conservative positions and anti-LGBTQ+ stance since announcing his presidential candidacy in May.

Anti-Wokery

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He has continued his war against what he perceives as “woke” culture and has introduced further anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in Florida.

State of Emergency

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The severity of these attacks on LGBTQ+ Floridians has led the Human Rights Campaign to declare a “state of emergency.”

I’m Not Mentally Ready for This

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Several social media users shared their thoughts on the incident.

One Twitter user wrote, “I actually don’t know if I’m mentally ready to be on the internet for the upcoming election season.”

The Most Insane Campaign?

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Another user commented, “This is genuinely one of the most insane campaign ads I’ve ever seen in my life. If politicians are now running *on* the fact they repress queer people and are called totalitarians, I believe it may suggest concerning things about the future of the country, but what do I know.”

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You Reap What You Sow: Their Children Left Homeless While Their Aunt Sits In Her Large Spacious House! Should She Help?

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Revenge: After He Betrayed Her, She Waited Until the Kids Were Grown to Rock Her Husband’s World!

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Family Secrets: She Found Out Her Parents Are Brother and Sister! But Why Is SHE Being Ostracized by the Family?

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Mother-In-Law Is About to Have Plans for a Family Vacation Shattered! It’s Time She Quit the Mom-Shaming and Outdated Advice!

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