Did you think you could go out into the public and us not notice you, Mayor Lori Lightfoot? Well, we did. Everyone did as she was seen maskless during Game 4 of the WNBA Finals between the Chicago Sky and Phoenix Mercury on Sunday.
Lightfoot was even brave enough to post the maskless picture of herself on her own Twitter page, which blew up for its hypocrisy shortly thereafter.
Looking at that picture, you see one notable theme: everyone else is wearing a mask. That’s because of Lightfoot’s own mandate. Masks may be removed only during activities such as eating and drinking. But Lightfoot isn’t abiding by her own mandate, and she’s laughing at all of her sheep for obeying orders.
“Rules for thee, but not for me.” “Do as I say, not as I do.”
Both apply to Lightfoot and the many other Democratic leaders and lawmakers who insist we must all put on our mask, while they refuse to follow their own advice. Lightfoot’s mask mandate was announced in August and outlines all instances in which masks can come off in Chicago. It does not include what Lightfoot did on Sunday afternoon.
“With the highly transmissible Delta variant causing case rates to increase, now is the time to re-institute this measure to prevent further spread and save lives,” said CDPH Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady in a statement. “We continue to track the data closely and are hopeful this will only be temporary and we can bend the COVID curve, as we’ve done in the past.
“Similar to previous mask mandates, masks can be removed at restaurants, bars and other eating/drinking establishments by patrons when they are actively eating and drinking,” Arwady said in a statement. “Masks can also be removed for certain activities that require their removal, such as beard shaves or facials. Additionally, masks can be removed by employees in settings that are not open to the public, if employees are static and maintaining at least six feet from all other individuals (office cubicles, for example).”