Bruce Willis speaks out after being caught without face mask in store

Bruce Willis speaks out after being caught without face mask in store


Global News

Posted January 13, 2021 12:02 pm

Bruce Willis on November 4, 2019 in Shanghai, China.

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Actor Bruce Willis has acknowledged his behaviour — but did not apologize — after he was spotted in a Los Angeles Rite Aid on Tuesday without a mask.

Sensitivities in the city are heightened as it’s seeing one of the worst COVID-19 infection rates in the United States.

According to multiple sources, Los Angeles sees a person infected with COVID-19 every six seconds. One person is dying every eight minutes and one in 17 residents may now be infected with the virus.

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“It was an error in judgment,” Willis told People magazine exclusively. “Be safe out there everyone and let’s continue to mask up.”

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On Tuesday, celebrity news site Page Six (the entertainment arm of the New York Post) posted a photo to social media showing Willis, 65, maskless and wearing a scarf around his neck in the store.

Bruce Willis asked to leave pharmacy for refusing to wear a mask

— New York Post (@nypost) January 12, 2021

Many people on social media reacted negatively to Willis’ cavalier attitude toward mask-wearing, with some calling him a “covidiot” — a term meant to shame those with ignorant, selfish reactions to COVID-19.

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There were many Die Hard jokes to be had as well.

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Love that a Rite-Aid employee achieved what Hans Gruber couldn’t— tossing Bruce Willis out of the building.

— Bryan Behar (@bryanbehar) January 13, 2021

Die Hard: With A Ventilator

— Daniel Kibblesmith (@kibblesmith) January 12, 2021

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Harrison Ford > Bruce Willis

— Donna (@Sintas_Vel) January 13, 2021

Why can't Bruce Willis find his mask?


thank u folks, happy to be here

— Tommy McNamara (@TommyMcNam) January 12, 2021

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Give Bruce Willis a break, he was just in Rite Aid trying to buy his movies

— Matt Goldich (@MattGoldich) January 12, 2021

Hospitals in L.A. are so overcapacity that authorities have directed paramedics not to transport patients who have little chance of survival, and some are waiting up to eight hours to discharge patients from their ambulances.

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There are more than two million COVID-19 cases in California, and 945,000 in L.A. County alone.


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