According to Brewer, Joy Reid messed with the wrong boys. Former NFL quarterback and philanthropist Jack Brewer wants MSNBC host Joy Reid to apologize for tweeting that a photo of young Black boys at an event where Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an anti-critical race theory bill “is equivalent to child molestation.”
According to Brewer, the men in the photo are students in Brewer’s education and mentoring programs, and they were well aware of why they were attending the event. “Joy Reid messed with the wrong boys,” Brewer said on Monday on Fox News Digital, adding that he has retained legal counsel to look into a possible defamation lawsuit.
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On Friday, Reid retweeted a post from Florida state Sen. Shevrin Jones criticizing DeSantis for photographing Black youngsters during the signing of the “Stop Woke” bill into law. “This mistreatment of African-American youths is comparable to child abuse. I’d be interested in learning more about these kids and how they ended up at a DeSantis event. Given DeSantis’ anti-Black stance, employing Black children in this manner is particularly sickening “In a tweet, Reid stated.
Joy Reid sent out a tweet “This mistreatment of African-American boys is equal to child abuse. I’d be interested in learning more about these kids and how they ended up at a DeSantis event. Given DeSantis’ anti-Black stance, utilizing Black children in this manner is particularly sickening.”
The children in the photo are participants in programs developed by Brewer, such as The Serving Institute and The Heroes program, both of which are run by his foundation, The Jack Brewer Foundation. In a phone interview with Fox News Digital on Monday, Brewer said, “We are a faith-based program where we stand firm on the word of God.”
“For people to be questioned … this is just a tragedy, and this is the problem with Black America. This is the problem with underserved communities right here. Joy Reid is the example of the crisis going on in Black America.” “The biggest concern that we both have is just for the safety and protection of my kids and our program,” he continued. “We’ve received several phone calls from parents and different people who are obviously getting calls and harassed by folks in regards to this crazy thing that Joy did.”
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Over the weekend, Reid amended her tweet, claiming that sources told her the boys in the photo were from a Miami charter school and that they may not have realized why they were at the DeSantis event. “Update: learned from a Florida source today that these Black youngsters used as props by America’s most racist governor came from a Miami charter school (I won’t identify the school to save them from MAGA harassment/threats) & that they may not have realized why they were there,” Reid said.
“Update: heard from a Florida source today that these Black boys who America’s most racist governor used as props came from a Miami charter school (I won’t name the school to spare them from MAGA harassment/threats) & that they may not have known why they were there in advance,” Joy Reid wrote on Twitter. The youngsters in the shot, according to Brewer, “understood precisely what they were for.” They had previously backed DeSantis, most recently when the governor signed a measure granting more than $70 million to assist fatherhood earlier this month.
“On the bus, it was explained to them… While they were there, it was explained to them. My children aren’t interested in CRT since we don’t believe in it “he stated “We believe in embracing everyone and not making distinctions based on skin color. That is exactly what we teach. Our program instills a sense of patriotism in its participants. First and foremost, to love God. They must love their neighbor as they love themselves.”
People are upset on our behalf because they know that these kids have been taught to love, not hate, and have animosity toward other people, according to an aunt and guardian of one of the boys in the photo amplified by Reid, who told Fox News Digital that “people are upset on our behalf because they know that these kids have been taught to love, not hate, and [have] animosity toward other people.”
In a phone interview with Fox News Digital on Monday, Jane Halbritter said, “I just think it’s quite ludicrous that Joy Reid’s thought process is that individuals can’t have independent thinking about subjects like CRT.” Halbritter went on to say that her nephews in Brewer’s programs are “quite eloquent about [CRT] and are just very, very outraged and wounded by what [Reid] said,” according to Halbritter.
“I wish [Reid] had questioned them about it,” Halbritter said, “because they know what CRT is and why we reject it.” “I wouldn’t send them into anything like that blindly.” MSNBC’s media team did not immediately reply to a request for comment from Fox News Digital on Brewer’s desire for an apology and his decision to retain legal counsel.
On Saturday, DeSantis press secretary Christina Pushaw chimed in on the issue, saying that everyone at the gathering was told on the bill’s contents. “I was on hand to assist with the set-up for this occasion. My colleague informed all of the children ahead of time about the situation and the bills that @GovRonDeSantis was signing. Hundreds of people attended the event, and the 50 persons who ended up on stage did so voluntarily “Pushaw sent out a tweet.