High-Profile Celebrities Ignore California Mask Mandate at Super Bowl LVI
Multiple high-profile celebs were spotted during NBC’s telecast of the Super Bowl, disregarding California’s indoor mask mandate.
Social media exploded after the entire nation saw the likes of Jay-Z, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck, and even LeBron James watching the game, enjoying themselves while not wearing a mask even though they weren’t eating or drinking. This is a violation of California’s indoor mask mandate that is still effective until Feb. 15.
People on Twitter were quick to point out that kids in the state are forced to wear face masks at schools where there are strict COVID-19-related restrictions in place, including being forced to eat outdoors, even while it’s raining in some cases.
“Here’s the video of every celebrity without a mask during the Super Bowl. But every kid in California will have to be wearing them tomorrow in school,” Clay Travis of Outkick.com tweeted. “They must all be holding their breaths the entire game.”
Here’s the video of every celebrity without a mask during the Super Bowl. But every kid in California will have to be wearing them tomorrow in school. They must all be holding their breaths the entire game. pic.twitter.com/Dc9yVd7RPf
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) February 14, 2022
His post referred to LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, who was spotted without a mask at a recent rams game and responded to criticism by assuring the public that he holds his breath when he needs to remove his mask for taking photos.
The LA Mayor was spotted at the Super Bowl and he seemed to not be wearing a face mask while chatting with his companions.
LA Mayor @ericgarcetti once again ignoring the mask mandate. That’s the second game in a row (last time he said he was holding his breath), but they are still forcing kids to wear masks every day. pic.twitter.com/PaGRhbye2x
— AG (@AGHamilton29) February 14, 2022
Daytime TV personality Ellen DeGeneres was also seen without a mask, even though she hosts a show that requires her audience to wear one.
Meanwhile, photos surfaced online, showing kids in the LA Youth Orchestra being required to wear masks even though adults were not.
Last Week, California health officials announced that the indoor mask mandate would stay effective until Feb. 15. They, however, said that masks for children in school are still required, even if the indoor mandate is lifted.
Health officials stated that they are teaming up “with education, public health and community leaders to update masking requirements at schools to adapt to changing conditions and ensure the safety of kids, teachers, and staff.”