Actor Ron Perlman recently posted a video message to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Twitter calling him a “Nazi” and “piece of s***” over the parental rights bill in Florida.
“Good morning Governor DeSantis, Ron here,” Perlman said at the beginning of his video, which has over 1 million views.
The bill, which passed earlier this month, stops Florida educators from teaching sexual orientation or gender identity in kindergarten through third grade.
“Don’t say gay? Don’t say? As the first two words in a sentence spoken by a political leader of a state in the United States of America. Don’t say?” Perlman added.
“Don’t f****** say you f****** Nazi pig? Say! First Amendment. Read about it. Then run for office. You piece of s***,” he continued.
Perlman was immediately blasted on Twitter, with many pointing out that nowhere in the bill does the text mention saying the word gay.
Republican congressional candidate Robby Starbuck tweeted “Hey @perlmutations read the bill you dolt”. “It doesn’t say ‘don’t say gay’ anywhere in the bill. The bill bans schools from teaching kindergarteners up to 3rd grade about sexual stuff and gender theory. Why do you want kids taught this in kindergarten?!? Really sick”.
Political commentator Siraj Hashm said “Ron has read thousands of pages of TV & movie scripts yet couldn’t spend the few minutes to read a 7-page bill,” adding a link to the bill.
In a recent press conference, DeSantis slammed Disney for the company’s comments on the bill. “This state is governed by the interest of the people of the state of Florida. It is not based on the demands of California corporate executives. They do not run this state. They do not control this state,” he said.