A video of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis telling students to remove their masks went viral on Wednesday.
According to WFLA-TV, Gov. DeSantis met with high school students at University of South Florida recently.
Before giving his speech, the annoyed governor approached a group of boys standing on stage and ordered them to remove their face masks.
"You do not have to wear those masks," DeSantis said. "I mean, please take them off. Honestly, it's not doing anything and we've gotta stop with this COVID theater. So if you want to wear it, fine, but this is ridiculous."
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"You do not have to wear those masks. Please take them off. Honestly, it's not doing anything. We've gotta stop with this Covid theater. So if you wanna wear it, fine, but this is ridiculous."https://t.co/7j1Pb2hV53 @WFLA pic.twitter.com/ZIOyTHLOh3
— Evan Donovan (@EvanDonovan) March 2, 2022
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However, Twitter users objected to DeSantis' tone of voice toward the youths who were instructed by an adult to wear their masks.
One mom was so outraged that she put DeSantis on blast in an interview with WFLA-TV.
Her son is one of the boys who immediately removed his mask after DeSantis' rant.
"I'm responsible for him, and I told him to wear that mask," said the mom, who was not wearing a mask herself.
"I took mine off."
"Did you feel pressure by the governor to do that?"
This @HillsboroughSch senior's mom says she's very upset and it was "shocking" for Gov. DeSantis to ask her son & the other high school students to take off their masks. https://t.co/JNYeA9dYci pic.twitter.com/W6WZbAOKh8
— Justin Schecker (@WFLAJustin) March 3, 2022
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