Invoice Maher has some questions in regards to the masks coverage on the Met Gala.
The star-studded occasion, which was held on September 13 and hosted by Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman, Naomi Osaka, made its return after its 2020 occasion was cancelled as a result of coronavirus pandemic. This 12 months, the gala was held with sure security measures in place: In response to a spokesperson from the Met, and put on a masks indoors when not consuming or consuming.
Whereas vaccinations have been enforced, the commentator took to his HBO present Actual Time With Invoice Maher to query why images of the occasion confirmed stars sans masks, whereas the servers and others working the occasion have been seen with facial coverings.
“I’ve seen, having been to a couple events because the pandemic started, and that’s, the individuals going to the events don’t put on masks. However the servers put on masks,” Maher mentioned in dialog with creator Dan Savage and journalist Gillian Tett in regards to the Met Gala. “There’s one thing about this that’s not liberal to me. These are the liberal swells of the world. But when we’re all vaccinated, do the germs know who the nice individuals are?! It appears a bit incorrect.”
Whereas Maher isn’t solely talking in regards to the gala, it’s price noting that an indoor masks mandate was allegedly enforced on the occasion. The pink carpet images are taken exterior, on the steps main into the gala, nonetheless, images should not allowed contained in the occasion.
Savage acknowledged that the coverage appeared “a bit security-theater-y,” whereas additionally stating that any diploma of masks carrying can scale back transmission.
Maher, nonetheless, famous, “However, ‘let’s simply make the assistance put on the masks’? That’s the liberal strategy?”
Along with taking concern with the masks coverage, Maher referred to as out Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s costume, which learn “Tax the Wealthy.”
Whereas the host identified that “It’s not like we don’t tax the wealthy in any respect,” Savage and Tett pushed again, reminding Maher that the message was about rising revenue inequality, and never meant to be taken so actually.