Millions of Californians are furious that the governor signed a statewide indoor mask mandate yet attended an NFL game not wearing one.
Magic Johnson, being the iconic figure that he is, bore the brunt of fan discontent as he and Gov. Gavin Newsom were seen maskless at the NFC championship game between the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022.
Thanks, Magic Johnson, for pointing out hypocritical tyrants. pic.twitter.com/qUOO76ahjU
— Being Libertarian (@beinlibertarian) January 31, 2022
Johnson proudly posted separate photos of himself with Newsom and San Francisco Mayor London Breed and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. None of them had on a mask.
The state of California instituted a universal indoor mask mandate in December 2020 when COVID-19 variant Omicron exploded across the country, particularly in the Golden State. Public anger intensified when state health leaders extended the mask mandate to Feb. 15, 2022.
Some social media users also illuminated SoFi stadium’s policy as the website states “masks are required for all attendees” and “masks can only be removed to actively eat or drink, after which they must be immediately put back on.”
Because of the seemingly flagrant hypocrisy, some residents went off on the governor and LA mayor, while some understood that all of the celebrities and dignitaries in attendance at the game are vaccinated.
Take a look at the debate on Twitter:
The courts don't need to overturn mandates, those who put them in place don't even follow them. Magic Johnson on the left, and Gavin newsom, governor of California on the right pic.twitter.com/8HKXYE2iX1
— B (@brian576) January 31, 2022
While 5 year olds are forced to mask all day in California, Gavin Newsom and the mayors of LA and San Francisco are enjoying packed events maskless pic.twitter.com/dDTLOHaBpo
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) January 31, 2022
Starting Monday, all students in the Los Angeles Unified School District will be required to wear non-cloth masks that have a nose wire, including while participating in athletic activities.
Also, here's Magic Johnson and Gavin Newsom at the Rams/49ers game in LA last night: pic.twitter.com/0qKgBfAAev
— NotKennyRogers (@NotKennyRogers) January 31, 2022
Did Magic Johnson consult w/ the peeps on the immuno-compromised thread the other day for advice on whether it was safe for him to attend this game? I feel like the gal w/ endometriosis really could’ve shed some light on his risk factors. pic.twitter.com/w0o1r1aJjX
— Kelsey (@JustAMom0610) January 31, 2022
Im old enough to remember when Magic Johnson had AIDS. Since it effects your immune system as does covid you would think he would be triple masked or in a space suit if Covid was real. https://t.co/hqbXwfZrOm
— Brooksie (@Brooksi27035841) January 31, 2022