Chasten Buttigieg is still using his platform to call out the issues.
On Wednesday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made remarks at the University of South Florida. Of the remarks, what has gone viral is a short clip of DeSantis chiding a group of students who had been brought in to stand behind him in a photo opportunity for wearing masks.
"You do not have to wear those masks, please take them off," DeSantis told the gathered students, who were all wearing masks. "Honestly, it's not doing anything and we gotta stop with this [pandemic] theater. So, if you want to wear it fine, but this is ridiculous."
\u201cNEW: @GovRonDeSantis annoyed with USF students\u2014\n\n"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."\n\nhttps://t.co/7j1Pb2hV53 @WFLA\u201d
The comment led to looks of confusion on many of the students, and while a few removed their masks, many kept theirs on. As the talk continued, more began to remove their masks though some kept them on for the duration.
"He didn't care about the kids, he cared about the picture of himself with the kids," Buttigieg, who has developed a reputation for using his social media as a platform through which to make change, tweeted. "But hey, what do you expect from the guy who's best known right now for bullying kids?"
After the speech, DeSantis did not acknowledge the students behind him but instead quickly exited the podium.
\u201cAlso, he said absolutely nothing to these high school students as he left. Nothing. Like a stubborn child.\u201d