Twitter Erupts After Luke Bryan Brings Out Florida Governor Ron DeSantis During Jacksonville Show

Luke Bryan & Ron DeSantis
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Twitter is coming for Luke Bryan.

And no, not for his music (at least not this time).

Luke was in Jacksonville, Florida this weekend, just weeks after he was forced to reschedule three Florida shows when the suffered massive damage from Hurricane Ian.

And before the show started, Luke took to the stage solo to address the crowd:

“We typically do not start a concert with me walking out here. We like to be a little more creative than that.

But as you guys know, a couple of weeks ago, the state of Florida was hit with a tragic hurricane event and we’ve been thinking about the state of Florida, and we’re going to have some fun and we’re going to raise some money tonight for the great state of Florida.”

Luke then surprised the crowd with a special guest: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

The governor took the stage to thunderous applause, tossing out caps to the crowd and welcoming concertgoers to “the free state of Florida” before bantering with Luke and the crowd about the upcoming Florida-Georgia game (which Luke’s Georgia Bulldogs ultimately won 42-20).

Luke then went on tell the crowd that the proceeds from his upcoming show in Estero, Florida, which was rescheduled to November 2 after the town was hit hard by Hurricane Ian and the arena was turned into an emergency shelter, would be donated to the state’s hurricane relief fund.

@kati_lovinlb Luke Bryan gave Governor DeSantis a Georgia Bulldogs jersey after bringing him out tonight in Jacksonville ❤🖤 #lukebryan #jacksonvilleflorida #georgiabulldogs #desantis #vystararena #raiseduprighttour #godawgs @lukebryan ♬ original sound – Kati

Luke then used the opportunity to take a friendly jab at DeSantis’s Florida Gators, presenting the governor with a Georgia Bulldogs jersey.

Overall the crowd seemed fired up and appeared to enjoy the appearance from their governor.

But Twitter, on the other hand…

As video from the DeSantis appearance began to circulate, many on the left took to Twitter to “cancel” Luke Bryan for allowing DeSantis onstage – and some even trying to get him removed from his spot as a judge on American Idol and the host of the upcoming CMA Awards.

Of course, not everybody was upset about the governor’s appearance, with many on the right praising Bryan and DeSantis:

Oh, Twitter… always a cesspool that I just can’t seem to bring myself to leave.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock