Mayor London Breed appeared to violate her own city’s mask order since last month
San Francisco Mayor London Breed was relentlessly defiant about his behavior on Friday when he was photographed dancing and singing without a mask at a jazz club in the city earlier this week despite the city’s mandate.
“When I’m eating and drinking, I’m going to take my mask off,” Byrd, a Democrat, told reporters, calling the story a “distraction,” according to the Bay Area’s Granthshala 2. “And yes, at the time when we were drinking like everyone else out there, we were all having a great time and all were vaccinated again.”
The mayor stressed that media attention should be on live music returning to San Francisco and said it is not “realistic” to wear a mask between eating and drinking.
“The fact that this is a story is also sad,” she said.
But Breed’s own city ordinance, one of the strictest in the country, requires masks indoors, vaccinated or not, as long as the person is actively eating or drinking.
Maskless San Francisco mayor breaks healthcare, seen partying with BLM co-founder at nightclub
“My drink was sitting on the table. I woke up and started dancing because I was feeling the soul and I wasn’t thinking about a mask,” Breed explained. “I was looking forward to having a good time and in the process I was following health orders.”
“I wasn’t thinking about a mask. I was thinking about having a good time and following health orders in the process.”
Breed said, she and fellow club-goers “don’t need the fun cops to come in and micromanage and tell us what we should or shouldn’t do.”
“The fact that this story became less about me and more about the cast and nightlife that I will continue to enjoy in San Francisco is very unfortunate,” she told reporters.
Breed announced the need for the new mask mandate in August as the Delta version continued to spread, according to Granthshala 2.
“Our economy and our livelihood, and our kids are going back to school, and everything in between depends on it,” she said at the time.
smile and party
Photos and videos of the incident showed almost no one in the club wearing a mask.
The Instagram page of Black Cat Nightclub posted a picture of Breed smiling and partying with friends without a mask on Wednesday evening and then deleted it. San Francisco Chronicle informed of. He was accompanied by Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and singer Rafael Sadiq.
A reporter for the Chronicle also tweeted a video of the breed singing and dancing.
Breed previously told the Chronicle that she often tests for COVID-19, and “at the end of the day, everyone who comes here has to show proof of vaccination. That gives me a lot of reassurance.”
“I’ve been very careful, not just because I want to set an example, but because I don’t want to get COVID. I also want to make sure I’m not transmitting COVID to any other people,” he said. “This whole pandemic is focused on keeping people safe.”
Not ‘playing your part’
But her actions still disappointed San Francisco, including some Democrats.
Danielle Rabkin of CrossFit said, “She’s very clear that everyone needs to play their part, we’re not out of the woods. San Francisco’s rules are very restrictive, and I don’t see her playing her part in that picture.” ” According to KNTV-TV the owner of Golden Gate Gym.
One Twitter user wrote, “I am a registered Democrat and I voted for him.” Kpix– TV in San Francisco. “I love you Madam Mayer, but that’s whole news. … You’ll need to address the public.”
Resident Naveen Baraj said, “I don’t know if it’s one moment’s biggest offense at a club, but I agree that the onus on him to always lead by example is a bit big.” KNTV.
This isn’t the first time the breed has been criticized for breaking its own coronavirus rules. He was seen dining with seven others at a French laundry restaurant in November to celebrate the birthday of a friend, socialite Goretti Lou Louis, who criticized the same restaurant Governor Gavin Newsom for eating without a mask around the same time. Went.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who represents San Francisco in Congress, criticized her for not wearing a mask in 2020 at hair salons that were to be closed because of the coronavirus.
Granthshala News’ Emma Colton contributed to this report.