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Toronto rapper Tory Lanez is feeling as much wrath from his peers this week as Florida Secretary of State Michael Ertel who has resigned following blackface pics of himself going viral.

According to reports, Ertel’s resignation went down hours after shots emerged of him dressed in blackface at a 2005 Halloween party.

“I am submitting my resignation as Florida Secretary of State effective immediately,” Ertel said in an email sent to DeSantis Thursday afternoon, provided by the DeSantis’ office to CNN. “It has been an honor to serve you and the voters of Florida.” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ press office said in an email to CNN that “the governor accepted Secretary Ertel’s resignation.” (CNN)

Reports claim Ertel’s costume showed him dressed up as a Hurricane Katrina victim.

By mid-afternoon, Ertel turned in his resignation, after photos emerged of him posing as a Hurricane Katrina victim in blackface at a private Halloween party 14 years ago, two months after 1,800 people were killed by the massive storm. The photos obtained by the Tallahassee Democrat were shown to the Governor’s Office shortly after noon Thursday. About two hours later it issued a terse statement. (Tallahassee Democrat)

The controversy has sparked some hefty social media reactions and smoke for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.