Celebrities have been questioned for not covering their noses and mouths at the 73rd Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, on Sept. 19.
Hollywood personalities were strongly criticized for having double standards. Social media users could not understand why entertainment greats went maskless, while their assistants had to wear them all the time.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald was very dissatisfied to see the new normal seemingly favors influential people over those who serve them.
“It is the science,” he said on Twitter.
Another beautiful and elegant event with celebrities free and maskless, surrounded by staff forced to wear cloth over their faces: the New Normal.— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) September 20, 2021
It's The Science.™ https://t.co/N5lWYHRiwS
He recorded a video of one celebrity posing for photos as if she were immune to the virus. Meanwhile, assisting staff still have to wear face masks.
More here: the woman in yellow is rich and famous and thus immune to COVID and thus is free to walk without a mask.— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) September 20, 2021
Sadly, the staff at the end of the video are not rich or famous, lack immunity, and thus must cover their faces for their own good:https://t.co/GRticwIsCu
Greenwald showed a photo of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her boyfriend without wearing face masks. Their servants still have to wear masks.
“I really wonder how long people are going to be told that they will lose all sorts of privileges, if they and their kids do not submit to all sorts of health mandates and restrictions, while seeing that the ‘science’ rules do not apply to everyone,” he said on Twitter.
I really wonder how long people are going to be told that they will lose all sorts of privileges if they and their kids don't submit to all sorts of health mandates and restrictions, while seeing that the "Science" rules don't apply to everyone:https://t.co/CQOlpJlTtd— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) September 20, 2021
Boxcar CEO Joe Colangelo shared a video of the Emmys awards ceremony. Many attendees can be seen around tables without masks, talking to each other and even hugging. Meanwhile, his children have to eat in a school auditorium with food on their laps. They are quickly scolded for speaking with friends.
My kids eat their lunches on their laps in the school auditorium, facing forward and get yelled at if they talk to friends. https://t.co/MEosTXkKjp— Joe Colangelo (@Itsjoeco) September 20, 2021
Fellow parent Bryan Passink expressed outrage about his fully vaccinated children having to wear face masks all day at school.
“What a ridiculous world we are living in!” he said on Twitter.
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!— Bryan Passink (@BryanPassink) September 20, 2021
Another user wondered whether systematically studying the world through observation and experiment was enough grounds for celebrities to ignore face mask regulations.
Is "science" the reason celebrities don't need masks at the Emmys but all the hourly employees do?— thebradfordfile (@thebradfordfile) September 20, 2021
Miss Jo questions why only the “help” wears masks.
“First it was the Met Gala and now this,” she said on Twitter. “[It] seems that COVID-19 gives you a pass, if you are wearing black tie or a designer frock–or maybe it is just one rule for one group … and one for another.”
Why is it that only “the help” have to wear masks at the Emmy’s?— Miss Jo (@therealmissjo) September 20, 2021
First it was the Met Gala. And now this. Seems that Covid-19 gives you a pass if you are wearing black tie or a designer frock. Or maybe it is just one rule for one group…and one for another. pic.twitter.com/H4DSLJ9w1D