ESPN sports anchor Elle Duncan was dragged on Twitter.com for condemning Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” law.
Duncan, who shares two minor children with husband Omar Abdul Ali, seemed on the verge of tears as she railed against a bill designed to protect vulnerable children like her own.
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The bill prohibits schools from teaching children ages 5-8 how to tuck their genitals and bind their chests to treat gender dysphoria, and other gender identity issues.
Duncan and her ESPN colleagues held a moment of silence to protest Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill during the women’s NCAA tournament on Saturday.
The 39-year-old Atlanta native raged against the bill, claiming the legislation is “targeting our LGBTQIA + communities.”
She said most of her colleagues planned to stage a walkout on Saturday to protest Florida’s bill and similar legislation in Georgia and other states.
“We understand the gravity of this legislation and also how it is affecting so many families across this country, and because of that our allyship is going to take a front seat. And with that, we’re going to pause in solidarity,” Duncan said, before observing a moment of silence on the air.
Elle Duncan joining her colleagues and speaking up. pic.twitter.com/Ger5i2yLLj
– Ben Koo (@bkoo) March 18, 2022
Duncan lost coveted gigs at 11ALive News and the Atlanta Hawks organization after she was arrested for drunk driving in Atlanta in 2013.
Outraged Twitter users argued that 5 year olds shouldn’t be taught about sex – gay or heterosexual – because they are too young to understand adult situations.
Today during the Women’s NCAA Tournament, ESPN’s Carolyn Peck and Courtney Lyle remained silent for two minutes in opposition to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
“There are things bigger than basketball … Our LGBTQIA + teammates at Disney asked for our solidarity and support.” pic.twitter.com/d0xISZvNUh
– The Recount Alt (@therecountalt) March 18, 2022
Speaking up so teachers can teach sexual orientation to kindergartners to 3rd graders? Good luck being on the ‘right side of history’. Also, 44-4 at half time?!?
– nash_puckaluck (@adi_sports_guy) March 18, 2022
Why do liberals constantly shove their politics down people’s throats? So now we launch protests at work when the government makes a law we don’t like? This is insanity.
– Matt Podowski (@MattPodowski) March 18, 2022
Hey @elleduncanESPN what’s wrong with the bill? Just curious. If you could explain what specifically is wrong with it on your next segment that’d be great
– Shane (@ shane_baldman91) March 18, 2022
Elle Duncan, who’s angry that teachers can’t talk about sex and transgenderism with 6-year-olds, has no comment on a man dominating the NCAA women’s swimming competition.
– Bobby Burack (@burackbobby_) March 18, 2022
This is hilarious. The vast majority of people have no idea what is actually in this bill. I live FL and support the bill because I don’t think teachers should be discussing any sexual issues with kids in elementary school!
– Michael Shay (@mike_shay) March 18, 2022
Be at 5 yrs old it’s too young. As a parent I will decide what is taught to my kids. Your not gonna brainwash my 5 yr old with the subject. They are too young to understand this subject at that age
– Anthony Caruso (@ snakeyes12) March 18, 2022