The Los Angeles Rams won their first Super Bowl in 22 years on Sunday, so a championship parade to celebrate was in order (which was held Wednesday). However, the city tried to suck out all the fun of the event even before the parade took place.
Keeping in line with the mask mandate hypocrisy within the Los Angeles organization, fans were required to provide proof of vaccination … at an outdoor event. This comes on the heels of SoFi Stadium requiring all fans attending to wear a mask, except for the social elites and celebrities in the fancy box seats. Fans attending the parade, which was a mile long and started at the auditorium and ended outside the LA Memorial Coliseum, could also provide either a negative antigen test within 24 hours of attending, or a negative PCR test within 48 hours.
While the hypocrisy of most celebrities has been well-documented, perhaps the most appalling instance of a prominent individual defying the mandates is the man who implemented them in the first place.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has routinely ignored his own rules and was one of the large contingent of members who partied maskless at the Super Bowl and NFC Championship Game (both of which were hosted by the Rams). However, his excuse is that when he takes pictures with people, he does not breathe (which is a poor explanation):
“I’ll take personal responsibility, and if it makes you and everyone else happy — or even the photographs with people where literally I’m holding my breath for two seconds — I won’t even do that,” Garcetti said, adding, “When people ask for a photograph, I hold my breath.”
I mean, how many times are they gonna do this? Unbelievable. https://t.co/1oRFkXQ3x8— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) February 14, 2022
Citizens of Los Angeles really should not be taking these mandates seriously anymore. If the people who made the rules do not even believe in them, why should anyone else?
NFL talk show host Kyle Brandt cursed on live TV.— MRCTV (@mrctv) February 16, 2022
This isn't the first time that something like this has happened in the NFL within the past year. https://t.co/vm58zj8qez