Countless celebs snub mask rules at Super Bowl, but LA kids still mandated to be muzzled

Yesterday was Super Bowl Sunday, and this year, celebrity hypocrisy upstaged the Half-Time Show, as members of the Hollywood Elite ignored California’s indoor mask mandate and openly partied with Botoxed, bare faces.

On Feb. 7, California Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health issued a guidance stating that the vaccinated can unmask indoors, but not until February 16. Even then, school children will be forced to continue covering their faces.

And according to a pre-game statement on the NFL’s website: “All attendees age 2+ are required to wear a face covering in the SoFi Stadium or at the Tailgate party (invite only) except while actively eating or drinking, regardless of vaccination status.”

Unless, of course, you are super rich and famous.

Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, Ellen DeGeneres, Charlize Theron, LeBron James… the rules just don’t apply to them, and they don’t care who knows it.

Naturally, Twitter exploded, and rightly so.

“Here’s the video of every celebrity without a mask during the Super Bowl,” tweeted Clay Travis. “But every kid in California will have to be wearing them tomorrow in school. They must all be holding their breaths the entire game.”


Travis referenced the last time we saw the Who’s Who of Cali’s political elite at SoFi, snubbing their noses at California mandates to pose with Magic Johnson. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti tried explaining it away with a variation of the Clinton Defense: He said he didn’t exhale.

If true, there must have been a LOT of blue-faced Blue Checks at the Super Bowl, starting with Ellen DeGeneres.

Although the University of Cincinnati states that “Masking is a critical public health tool for preventing spread of COVID-19,” and requires all students to mask up indoors, Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval rocked his custom jacket and bare face during the big game.

Meanwhile, Mayor Garcetti again deprived himself of oxygen for an impressive length of time…

And Charlize Theron made a very public a** of herself.

And after tweeting a photo of himself masked, outdoors in Florida, Magic Johnson, whose photos sparked the first SoFi mask-gate scandal, tweeted more maskless photos from the indoor stadium.

The insulting level of hypocrisy and entitlement was enough for Twitter to declare the pandemic over.

Canadian protestors, who have been squaring off against Ottawa police over their government’s authoritarian mandates, agree.

“Are we ok, #Canada?” asked one user. “Are we seriously going back to our regular lives and continue to mask, social distance, etc? After watching this video?”

And as though the display of “Rules for thee…” were not enough to put you off your Super Bowl snack, photos of the LA Youth Orchestra masked up just might do the trick.

“This goes to show you there is evil in plain sight,” tweeted a user named Rick. “Anyone who would accept children playing with a mask on while the lead performers are mask free tells me all I need to know about the evil in plain sight.”

Melissa Fine


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