Video: Gov. Ron DeSantis’ War on Wokeism Sends John Oliver Into 25-Minute Tailspin
Liberal late night host decries Florida governor’s “f*cking gross” legislation banning biological men from competing in women’s sports, abortions after 15 weeks, and CRT indoctrination material in schools.
HBO late night host John Oliver launched into a 25-minute tirade on his Sunday show “Last Week Tonight” over policies enacted by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) that take on critical race theory and LGBTQ indoctrination.
Oliver complained about DeSantis’ legislation that prevents biological male athletes from competing with women, banning abortion at 15 weeks, and restricting books in school that contain elements of CRT and hypersexualized LGBTQ material.
“When you take all of this together, the books being removed, the inane proclamations to shame trans athletes, the sloppy attempts to criminalize protesters and you combine it with everything else from the support for restrictive abortion bans, to the efforts to stop gender affirming care, it really begins to feel like the freest state in America is only free to the extent that anyone wants to behave exactly the way that Ron DeSantis thinks they should,” Oliver said.
“Aside from being fucking gross and awful, to be very clear, DeSantis doesn’t have the power to declare or disqualify winners in college sports, rendering that proclamation completely pointless,” Oliver said.