Pop music star Pink – real name Alecia Beth Moore Hart –decided to pull a stunt on Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis.
The sheer amount of effort she was willing to put into her plan only made things more painful when she was later called out.
The celebrity announced on social media that she planned to hand out 2,000 free copies of books she claimed the state of Florida had “banned.”
Pink was targeting a new law that provides parents with a way to petition school districts in order to remove books from curriculum.
The law aims to remove objectionable content including pornography and other extremely inappropriate sexual content.
Pink was quick to jump on the bandwagon falsely claiming that the rules governing curriculum guidelines are “book bans” even though every school district necessarily has to make decisions regarding which books students will and won’t study.
In a social media post she’d likely rather pretend never existed, Pink included To Kill a Mockingbird, A Catcher in the Rye, Atlas Shrugged, and 1984 in a list of books she claimed DeSantis banned.
The following are some titles of books that have been banned from schools in Florida…. Lmk which book is pornography…. To Kill A Mockingbird, The Hate You Give, Forrest Gump, A Catcher In The Rye, The Hill We Climb, Girls Who Code, Atlas Shrugged, 1984, The Kite Runner, The…
— P!nk (@Pink) November 14, 2023
Trouble is, not one of those titles have been “banned” in the Sunshine State.
On top of that the state of Florida itself hasn’t banned any books at all—some she soon learned about when X users fact checked her with a community note.
The user generated information included a link to a USA Today article that pointed out the list of banned books is nothing more that some made up nonsense.
“While school districts can ban books through a process created by the new law, Florida has not banned any books at the state level, a spokesperson for Gov. Ron DeSantis told USA TODAY,” the publication’s fact check article explained.
“In fact, several works on the list have been recommended to school districts by the state Department of Education,” the article went on to explain.
Leftists like Pink are trying to breathe new life into the “banned books” ahead of the 2024 election year.
It’s a key strategy to distract voters from what’s really happening inside school walls as woke leftists turn taxpayer funded institutions into ideological indoctrination factories.
But the public is getting fed up with the manipulation and X users didn’t hesitate to deliver an almost instant and brutally honest fact check.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.