San Francisco Mayor London Breed has sparked outrage after she was seen partying without her mask at a local nightclub with one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter, in violation of her own rules.
Ras last month ordered that residents must wear masks indoors regardless of their vaccination status, and the state health department ordered that people dining and participating in other indoor activities must show proof of vaccination.
But Breed ignored her own rule and partied at the Black Cat jazz nightclub with Alicia Garza, co-founder of BLM, on September 16. She was spotted taking pictures and dancing – with not a single mask in sight.
The club posted and deleted photos of the event from its Instagram page, but they emerged in the San Francisco Chronicle, and Breed was hit on social media by a barrage of outrage over her “hypocritical” actions.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed, second from left, attended an event at the Black Cat jazz club, along with Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, left. None of them, nor most of the customers, wore masks despite the city’s mandate
Ras, center, posed for photos with the musicians playing in the club. She wore no mask most of the night
Social media erupted with criticism of the mayor for not following her own masking policy
The SF Chronicle reported that although Breed drank before her and often held one, she spent most of the night dancing, singing and posing for pictures without a mask on.
Breed said she had to show everyone who came to the club a vaccination certificate, which gave her “a lot of reassurance.”
“I’ve been very careful, not only because I want to be an example, but also because I don’t want to get COVID. I also want to make sure I’m not someone who transmits COVID to other people,” she told the SF Chronicle. “This whole pandemic is aimed at keeping people safe.”
Breed did not immediately respond to the DailyMail.com’s request for comment.
On Twitter, people called Mayor Long Breed a hypocrite for not wearing her mask indoors
London Breed announced that indoor businesses must check for vaccination certificates from their customers in August. She also urged a return to masking while indoors
San Francisco is one of many major US cities to adopt vaccine mandates
Matthew Foldi, a reporter for the conservative Washington Free Beacon, tweeted, “Do Democrats actually obey their own mask mandates,” criticizing Breed, who was adamant about masking and vaccination policies to help fight COVID-19.
Twitter user John Schuab wrote: “What’s worse is that voters won’t hold them accountable. It is unbelievable to me that the citizens of Dam Francisco over and over again see their representatives do this and still applaud and support!’
Another person with the username Graham demanded that Breed respond to the photos. ‘Where’s your mask. Answer me,” he wrote.
One person with the handle LM77 claimed that Democrats in the state are now saying “they are untouchable” after Democratic administration Gavin Newsom won the recall election against him this week.
“I wish the left would wake up and realize that we’re all on the same side, even if we don’t always agree on political points.”
Breed spent her time in the nightclub without a mask, even if she wasn’t drinking
The Black Cat is a jazz nightclub in San Francisco. The club had removed posts on their Instagram page showing the maskless race
This is the second time Breed has come under fire for breaking her own orders during the pandemic.
Just a day before California Governor Gavin Newsom unwisely appeared at dinner at the French Laundry restaurant in November, Breed was spotted at the restaurant with eight other people at a time when the state was discouraging social gatherings.
Newsom’s dinner eventually led to his recall election.
San Francisco has reported about 103 new cases of COVID-19 in the past week and three deaths so far in September, according to the Johns Hopkins University COVID tracker.
The city has the lowest number of cases in California, which now has less COVID-19 transmission than any other state in the country. New York Times reports.
San Francisco reported that nearly 80 percent of all eligible residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 73 percent have been fully vaccinated.
California reported that more than 82 percent of eligible residents have received at least one shot.
The US continues to see a spike in cases from the Delta variant as it reported nearly 158,000 new cases and about 3,393 new deaths on Thursday.
More than 666,000 people in the US have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic