NEW YORK POST – Country singer Luke Bryan on Sunday defended his decision to welcome Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on stage during a concert to raise money for victims of Hurricane Ian — after left-wing fans freaked out.
The singer released a statement after footage emerged of Bryan introducing DeSantis to the crowd during his Jacksonville show on Friday.
The GOP governor’s appearance triggered some liberals who proceeded to drag the country star.
Bryan said on Twitter:
“I typically don’t respond to stuff when I’m getting run down on a social platform but here’s the deal.
“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.
“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.”
Bryan said he would not address the controversy any further and encouraged people to donate to Hurricane Ian relief.
Before Bryan’s remarks, DeSantis expressed his gratitude to Bryan in a tweet Saturday.
“Thanks for letting me crash the party last night, @lukebryan!” DeSantis said.