Last week, a Long Island teacher at Connetquot High School was forced to remove a Progress Pride flag from her classroom, the school district citing a new rule that banned teachers from engaging in political speech.
New York actor and comedian Walter Masterson, known for trolling right-wing extremists as well as for his Starz Digital Media YouTube show Llama Cop, donned his finest American flag and took the podium at Connetquot's school board meeting to address some 'disturbing' issues.
His video, which is posted on YouTube and Twitter, perfectly captioned his speech:
"Connetquot, Long Island"
"The school erupted when they forced a teacher to remove the pride flag from her classroom."
"One of the students felt uncomfortable having a pride flag and the moms for liberty and loud majority got involved."
"The school forced the teacher to remove the pride flag."
"The good news is that the students were not having it."
You can watch his edited video below.
He began his speech:
"I'm here today because a second grade teacher thought it was appropriate to teach my child about pronouns. Pronouns."
Some of the students in the audience began to chuckle.
"I was taught that there are only two pronouns. But thanks to the woke left, there are now 100 pronouns."
"I confronted the teacher, and I said that in our house there are only two pronouns and that they need to respect our beliefs."
"As a patriot, I love freedom of speech."
He then asked the audience:
"Who loves freedom of speech?"
Many attendees, not including students, applauded loudly.
Masterson went on:
"I love freedom of speech except when it comes to pride flags in schools, teaching history..."
"There's a whole list of books I want to ban from the school library. I want to ban kneeling at football games."
Masterson continued—with seemingly only students realizing he was trolling the meeting—to discuss how the school should be protecting its students with cops patrolling the hallway, by hiring cops as teachers and by having students who are cops "like in 21 Jump Street."
"We need to get back to the fundamentals, you know."
"We need to take down the pride flag, put the American flag back up, and we need to like force every child to salute it in the morning. Right?"
While students hid their faces to hide their laughter, Masterson was met with loud cheering from adults.
Twitter found it both hilarious and alarming many of the attendees had no idea they were being trolled.
In response to the district's decision to force the removal of the flag, Governor Kathy Hochul has ordered an investigation as a potential violation of New York's Human Right Laws.
A spokesperson for the governor's office shared:
"Gov. Hochul is committed to protecting the human rights of New Yorkers, and has directed the Division of Human Rights to investigate potential violations of Human Rights Law in this matter, consistent with the agency's mandate."