Now that the CDC and President Biden have said — finally — that you don’t need to wear a mask if you’ve been vaccinated against the coronavirus (or do you?), the New York Times believes that “people who choose to continue to cover their faces have become targets of public ire.” Really? We don’t think “ire” is the word for it, and for as many posts as we’ve done on videos of masked maniacs threatening the unmasked, we haven’t yet seen any videos of people wearing masks being harassed out of grocery stores by a mob.
"He plans to do his grocery run double-masked and goggled for at least the next five years."https://t.co/H3gFPxwRh2
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) May 17, 2021
The Times reports:
Whenever Joe Glickman heads out for groceries, he places an N95 mask over his face and tugs a cloth mask on top of it. He then pulls on a pair of goggles.
He has used this safety protocol for the past 14 months. It did not change after he contracted the coronavirus last November. It didn’t budge when, earlier this month, he became fully vaccinated. And even though President Biden said on Thursday that fully vaccinated people do not have to wear a mask, Mr. Glickman said he planned to stay the course.
In fact, he said, he plans to do his grocery run double-masked and goggled for at least the next five years.
More power to him, if that’s his choice.
— Marie Arf (#Neanderthal) (@schwingcat) May 17, 2021
Totally not a psychological disorder…
— WheelmanForHire (@WheelmanForHire) May 17, 2021
I wonder if he has any idea how many viruses & bacteria he encountered every day before COVID-19?
— Stacey (@ScotsFyre) May 17, 2021
Around these parts, they were set to ban plastic bags … until the coronavirus hit, and then reusable bags weren’t allowed because it turns out they were too germy. Huh.
And that’s ok.
— Thunderbird2 (@andrews2633) May 17, 2021
Good. What ever he’s got, I don’t want to catch it.
— 🇺🇸Kevin Hanson🇺🇸 (@Kevin_Hanson78) May 17, 2021
I plan to ask liberals who keep wearing masks after they are vaccinated why don't they believe in science, are you are Trump supporter?
— Blackadder041867 (@Blackadder04181) May 17, 2021
It’s a bubble. Not really his fault; it’s the media complex selling a story.
— Mass Customization (@BlissEarnie) May 17, 2021
This is what happens when you believe the media and the CDC.
— StayWoke (@HotTakeDebate) May 17, 2021
Freedom baby mask up til 2030
— Biological Male: Tommy touch the 🔥 (@jedet02) May 17, 2021
Why is anyone reporting on this? Do what you want. I don’t care.
— Melzo (@wmelley) May 17, 2021
Why is the Times reporting on this? Because it’s hard out there for the masked:
In interviews, vaccinated people who continue to wear masks said they are increasingly under pressure, especially in recent days; friends and family have urged them to relax, or even have suggested that they are paranoid. On a recent trip to the grocery store, Mr. Glickman said he was stared down by a man who entered, unmasked.
Rachel Maddow is definitely paranoid, having the need to “rewire” herself not to see the unmasked as “a threat.”
Well, good for him.
— d car (@savvie54) May 17, 2021
he can do it in a hazmat suit as well for all I care, as long as he leaves me the hell alone.
— Sophia (@Sophia94130) May 17, 2021
For some, masks are somewhat of a security blanket. It’s regression to a child like state of mind.
— Barley & Beans (@BarleyAndBeans) May 17, 2021
If he wants to do this, fine. But I DON'T want him to try to make me do it too. That's where all of this gets crazy.
— lazlo toth (@lazlototh67) May 17, 2021
— Ⓜ️&Ⓜ️ Lentz (@m_mlentz) May 17, 2021
I see many respiratory infections in his future.
— Wilberforce (@PaineInTheNeck) May 17, 2021
Oh let them be, if it makes them feel safe…..it seems like ridiculous overkill, but they aren’t hurting anyone as in, blocking traffic with bats and bricks at the ready…
— JaKay773 (@JKay773) May 17, 2021
Whatever floats their boat.
— Voorhee (@voorhee81) May 17, 2021
He says that but most of the mask worshippers do it because they are afraid to be different, not wanting to stand out from the herd. As soon as he realizes most others are not wearing them, he'll stop too due to the same fear.
— My Body, My Choice #NoCovidVax (@DippysWorld) May 17, 2021
What cracks me up is we don’t give a rat’s ass how many masks he wants to wear and for how long; it’s his personal choice. The problem is ppl like this dude are demanding we all do the same. pic.twitter.com/lTWTsXkJ6T
— ShredderGirl (@ShredderBabe) May 17, 2021
Fly your freak flag high!
— ✍🏻Tweeter (@dining_out1) May 17, 2021
If we do run across a video of a mob of people driving a man with a mask out of a store, we’ll be sure to do a post.
‘This is truly a mental illness’: Self-styled mask enforcement officer tries to shame woman at grocery checkout https://t.co/fGosgDShUE
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 6, 2021