In case you didn’t know, the Emmys were last night. It’s OK if you forgot about another one of Hollywood’s celebrations of itself. I did too. But besides Ted Lasso racking the wins, everyone is talking about the total lack of mask compliance, at least among celebrities.
If you were working at the Emmys, you had to keep that mask on. People naturally weren’t happy with it.
“Hollywood stars are currently sitting together maskless in a packed room at the Emmys… meanwhile my fully vaccinated kids are forced to wear masks all day at school. What a ridiculous world we’re living in!”
I don’t mind a lot of the mask mandates, especially indoors and especially if you have to show proof of vaccination.
But the thing is, many of these celebrities don’t follow the same rules.
— Eric Bott (@BottAFP) September 20, 2021
But what was grinding to me was that if you were working at the Emmys, you still needed to be fully masked:
The rich and famous can’t spread COVID. Masking is solely reserved for us peasants, vaccinated or not. pic.twitter.com/VI3iKnRDWM
— Eric (@The_OtherET) September 20, 2021
COVID Protocols Mocked At Emmys
The celebrities were so BRAZEN in their mocking of the protocols they forced on us that they poked fun at their maskless indoor event.
An event that if were held with everyday people would be called a “superspreader” event.
Seth Rogen on the packed, mask-less #Emmys: “I would not have come to this. Why is there a roof? It’s more important that we have three chandeliers than that we make sure we don’t kill Eugene Levy tonight. That is what has been decided.” https://t.co/Vp8wWL9Vng
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) September 20, 2021
Politicians Don’t Follow Their Own Rules, Either.
The elite doesn’t think the rules apply to them. Because they don’t. The powerful and connected can flaunt the rules without consequence because they are the rule writers.
We didn’t just see this at the Emmys, but at last week’s celebration of Caliguian excess, the Met ball.
What makes @AOC a bigger fraud:
The “tax the rich” dress while she’s hanging out with a bunch of wealthy leftwing elites or the lack of masks after spending the past 18 months as one of the biggest authoritarian mask Karens in the country? https://t.co/pE84Pjquh1
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 14, 2021
New York Representative Carolyn Maloney is among those who attended the Met Gala yesterday. She wants equal rights for women with the writing on her dress. Although he is not wearing a mask, all employees are wearing masks.
— Han Kalender (@HanKalender1) September 15, 2021
San Francisco mayor London Breed couldn’t follow her mask restrictions.
The Bay Area has had some of the most stringent measures for the entire pandemic.
Breed couldn’t follow the rules because she was “feeling the spirit” and didn’t want to involve the “fun police.”
Ironic, considering if you violate one of her rules, you will run into the ACTUAL police:
Mayor: “You must now wear a mask in indoor public buildings even if you are fully vaccinated.” https://t.co/bn0DqxVtxD
Mayor: “I started dancing because I was feeling the spirit and I wasn’t thinking about a mask. I was thinking about having a good time.” https://t.co/2q7lZQO1Js
— Ajit Pai (@AjitPai) September 20, 2021
COVID compliance becomes more of a class struggle with stunts like this.
It is less about protecting people than it is about showing who is privileged and who isn’t.
Someone, please tell me the SCIENCE that says you don’t need to wear a mask if you’re rich and famous!