Gun control activist David Hogg slipped up by saying that Canadians could donate to political campaigns in America.
Hogg, a survivor of the Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and one of the leaders of the March for Our Lives campaign, was one of the guests filmmaker Michael Moore invited to speak on Saturday during the a showing of his new film, Fahrenheit 11/9, at the Toronto Film Festival this weekend.
The video, which was posted to Twitter Sunday by security analyst Jim Hanson, starts with Hogg telling the crowd that he believes Canadians could donate to political campaigns in the U.S.
“I think Canadians can donate to political campaigns in the United States,” he said as he turns to Moore.
The filmmaker shakes his head no, which then leads Hogg to encourage Canadian voters to keep voting.
“Well, vote here,” said Hogg. “Learn from us. Don’t let this happen here, because we need to come to you guys if we stay on this track.”
Moore gestures for the microphone back from Hogg and then continues the discussion. The filmmaker’s latest film is about how he predicted the presidential win of Donald Trump. Moore travels across the U.S. to discover the impact his presidency has had socially, economically, and politically.
The academy-award winning filmmaker thanked Hogg, other Parkland survivors Ryan and Matt Deitsch, and his other invited guests who were on stage with him for the airing of his film.
“Overjoyed & grateful by the overwhelming response to “FAHRENHEIT 11/9” last nite at #TIFF18! Thankful to share stage w/ @Apriltcook & Pastor Hawkins of Flint and @davidhogg111, @Ryan_Deitsch & @MattxRed of Parkland, FL. Rage, laughter, tears & amazing standing ovation! Thank u!” Moore wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
Hogg and other Parkland students have been vocal about how they feel about President Donald Trump and the lack of gun control laws since the shooting in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 people. The teen mentioned the idea of protesting against Trump and the National Rifle Association (NRA) by holding a “die-in” at Trump Tower, one of the president’s hotels.
“So when are we doing a die-in at Trump Hotel?” Hogg tweeted in May.
Hogg’s demonstration suggestion was in reference to a protest held at the supermarket chain Publix across Florida after it was discovered the company donated money to politicians who support the NRA. A “die-in” is a type of protest where participants lie on the ground to mimic those who have died.