Bruce Willis kicked out of store for refusing to wear mask

By Tribute on January 13, 2021 | 33 Comments


Bruce Willis © Team CocoBruce Willis flouts mask laws

Bruce Willis, 65, was photographed without a face mask in a Rite Aid store in Los Angeles this past Monday. On Tuesday, the images of his maskless face started to trend on Twitter, and have been circulating through social media since. The image shows Willis with a bandana around his neck, so it’s confusing as to why he wouldn’t pull it up to cover his face.

According to the New York Post’s Page Six, Willis had to be asked to leave the store after he “refused” to wear a mask, which upset employees and other customers.

The actor later told People magazine, “It was an error in judgement. Be safe out there everyone and let’s continue to mask up.”

Los Angeles has been a hot-spot since the start of the outbreak, with the county nearing a million positive COVID-19 cases. It’s disappointing to see Bruce Willis have an “error in judgement” considering how long the world has been dealing with COVID-19, let alone not wearing a mask in a hot zone like Los Angeles, which has experienced over 12,000 deaths due to the deadly virus. ~Sean Olegario



Comments & Discussion

  1. Sarah • January 13, 2021 @ 3:51 PM

    Oh Bruce, you should know better.

  2. Kristi • January 13, 2021 @ 7:15 PM

    Good for him. Masks are a placebo and not effective.

  3. Daniel Schneider • January 13, 2021 @ 10:36 PM

    Good for him him but he shouldn’t apologize or back down. More people need to have guts and stand up.

  4. Mary • January 14, 2021 @ 1:39 AM

    That’s why

  5. Onthe Wright • January 14, 2021 @ 8:42 AM

    Good for the social coversation we should be having. HE AND HIS WIFE RITA ALREADY HAD COVID!
    It looks like all those afraid of dying do not know the real stats on this sars related flu, nor have the hope of Heaven….

  6. Catherine • January 14, 2021 @ 9:42 AM

    I am so sick of people like a lot of you on here going around maskless and proclaiming you are smarter than the best scientists in the world. Get a grip already. This isn’t a “lets get control of everybody” issue. People are dying and loved ones are terribly missed. While you go on in your fantasies out there more people will die and you will have contributed to that. How can you be so selfish. The world is not all about you and your precious freedoms. Grow up, educate yourselves. I wonder what colour the sky is in your world. Maybe one day when I feel like taking a break from reality I’ll come visit you just to see.

  7. Darrell • January 14, 2021 @ 9:46 AM

    It doesn’t matter if he and his partner had COVID already, Bruce can still transmit the disease. Also, it has been reported that a second time infection is not impossible. Why take the chance? Bruce was wrong and admitted it. Anyone supporting the idea of not wearing a mask is also wrong – but will they admit it or just keep believing lies?

  8. Mick • January 14, 2021 @ 9:50 AM

    Not sure why people making comments think Bruce Willis is married to Rita Wilson. That is Tom Hanks. Goes to show you how misinformed people are. Mask up people, if you don’t, this will drag on forever.

  9. Martine • January 14, 2021 @ 9:50 AM

    He is a jerk, I wish all people not wearing a mask will get the Covid and after they can complaining it is against their rights! It is not your right to make your neighbour sick or dead by your stupidity.

  10. LeeGee • January 14, 2021 @ 9:57 AM

    What are you going to do? Shall we become vigilantes and start arresting people for choosing their civil rights overy their “civic duty”? Give them fines?
    Round them up and arrest them? Tattle on them to the medical gestapo? Hunt them down? Hang them?

    Masks may protect you from the common cold
    They do not protect you from Covid.

    I wwould want to hold someone I love not social distance.

    Governments need to stop protecting our bodies and start protecting our spirits.

  11. Lisa • January 14, 2021 @ 9:58 AM

    It wasn’t Bruce Willis who had COVID in the spring and his wife is not named Rita…you’re thinking of Tom Hanks! Regardless, anyone can transmit the illness. If people could just stop being so individualistic and self-centered and think of this is a societal issue rather than just the individual’s, they would just wear the masks and be done. It’s not about you…it’s about acknowledging that this virus needs hosts and when people don’t wear masks, they’re letting it propagate itself. We’re letting it win, when if we just all banded TOGETHER, we could have been rid of it by now. It’s simple…those countries whose people used their common sense common sense and came together to beat this virus are currently able to carry on normal lives…but in countries where people whine about their “individual rights” to not wear a mask, we have more and more deaths everyday. It’s a sad statement on what our society has come to…

  12. Redrover • January 14, 2021 @ 10:28 AM

    First off I wear a mask because I know people are so scared not because I believe it protects me (especially if I’m wearing it for a long time without changing) – That is the only reason why he should’ve worn a mask – especially as a public figure – I guess nobody read the 6000 person Danish study that showed there was no statistical difference in Acquiring Covid Whether you were a mask or whether you did not – You do better with washing hands social distancing and definitely taking vitamin D3 and vitamin C and quercetin (Recommended vitamin therapy’s from hospitals)

  13. Jessica • January 14, 2021 @ 11:10 AM

    Probably people will hate me for saying this, but when idiots complain about masks and refuse to wear them, it makes me laugh. They will eventually die of this (Americans are dying at a rate of over 4,000 per day) and it will rid the world of stupid people. The world can’t support over 7 billion people, so if the stupid and ignorant are so anxious to get sick and die, then good riddance suckers!

  14. Rick Spencer • January 14, 2021 @ 11:21 AM

    Well, I suppose Bruce Willis will do whatever he chooses to do….mask or no mask. One thing’s for certain, Covid has split country’s apart. We have people on different sides of the fence. At this time, we should be working together, not against each other. Perhaps when the vaccine has been given to the entire population, and hopefully, we can get back to a normal kind of life. Sadly, though, as of now, Covid is really attacking our older population in Rest Homes. By the time this is all over, we may not have an older generation left.

  15. Terry • January 14, 2021 @ 11:48 AM

    Rick Spencer — do not think COVID doesn’t affect you just because you’re not one of the old farts. It’s attacking young people at an alarming rate & yes — they are dying from it as well. You people who think it’s a virus just for old people are very dangerous people. The young are spreaders, partying & ignoring all the rules because you think you are exempt from COVID. Well, think again — grow up & be responsible. The arrogant such as Bruce Willis think they are above the rules that go for everyone else & also think they are above getting sick or making others around them sick. It wasn’t just an error in judgement — he has been just as aware as the rest of the world had been of COVID — he just doesn’t like it being made public what an ass he is when thousands are dying due to the same ignorance as his.

  16. jojo • January 14, 2021 @ 11:58 AM

    How is this news or entertainment, just paparazzi is written form of tabloid gossip for SJW but I digress. Hasn’t ant one ever stepped out and forgot their umbrella, wallet, keys, lock your door, etc only later to you left something home, and just made the judment-call to take care of it later? He is a senior, and such…

  17. jojo • January 14, 2021 @ 11:58 AM

    How is this news or entertainment, just paparazzi is written form of tabloid gossip for SJW but I digress. Hasn’t ant one ever stepped out and forgot their umbrella, wallet, keys, lock your door, etc only later to you left something home, and just made the judgment-call to take care of it later? He is a senior, and such…

  18. Lily • January 14, 2021 @ 12:50 PM

    jojo, he didn’t forget his mask. He was wearing a bandanna around his neck, which many people use as masks. He refused to pull it up to cover his eyes and nose. It wasn’t a senior moment, it was him being a jerk.

  19. Liluv • January 14, 2021 @ 12:51 PM

    Bruce HAS COVID 19! He just said it on his Instagram what a Shame that he did this especially in LA what was he thinking it’s not cool it’s not right it’s just shameful and disrespectful to the rest of mankind

  20. Liluv • January 14, 2021 @ 12:53 PM

    Bruce HAS COVID 19! He just said it on his Instagram what a Shame that he did this especially in LA what was he thinking it’s not cool it’s not right it’s shameful

  21. Leading Scientist • January 14, 2021 @ 1:10 PM

    Do you know how many people globally have been re-infected with the Covid-19? 1 on record. You think the odds are in favour of the second person being a Hollywood actor? Thump your chests at home if you are afraid, that is your own business.

    Bruce Willis did nothing wrong.

  22. Keith • January 14, 2021 @ 1:17 PM

    You’re right. Bruce Willis did nothing wrong if he wants to have coronavirus and potentially die or spread it to loved ones. Go Bruce!

  23. Terry • January 14, 2021 @ 1:26 PM

    “Bruce HAS COVID 19! He just said it on his Instagram”…..Jeeez is it any wonder the arse got COVID??? His one brain cell obviously didn’t learn anything. Well – as they say, “Misery likes company” — looks like he’s trying to share his misery around not wearing a mask…………. Very self centered I’d say.

  24. Alan • January 14, 2021 @ 2:58 PM

    Who cares, except for Karens! The CCP virus has been blown out of proportion by our lovely Elites, who want to initiate the Great Reset. First of all, the PCR testing is faulty. Secondly, the paper/cloth mask doesn’t stop viruses from going through: viruses are microscopic. One would need to wear a hazmat suit in order to block viruses. Finally, the seasonal flu and cold are being counted as Covid cases in order to instill fear. The seasonal flu is still here folks! It hasn’t been eradicated!

  25. silvio lb • January 14, 2021 @ 5:56 PM

    the government and the media got people in a scare with COVID 19!….they have no moral standards so why should they tell u the truth and the virus is no different, but of course people here with their insults and slamming Bruce Willis should be ashamed of them self with their evil and wicked words with poison only coming out of their mouth’s…..the only thing they should do is look in the mirror but to busy bad mouthing others and pointing their finger at Bruce wills, but of course u say anything against the virus and then they claim u call it fake, the cases and death in numbers is for a real reason the government has a hidden agenda, to put fear in people and control you’re every move specially with a stay at home rule in Ontario Canada that place this week, Bruce wills has nothing to be a ashamed about it only the people that take this virus just to far

  26. CyndiJames • January 14, 2021 @ 6:07 PM

    In the last year there are almost 2 million people that died of COVID that might not have died otherwise.

    This virus will not care about your feelings, your politics, or your beliefs. It will only care about your preventions. You can live with respect for things that are dangerous by following the recommendations and guidelines of hundreds, if not thousands, of doctors and scientists all over the world.

    Or you can live in fear and pretend that it’s all a plot against you and whatever group you’re a part of because that’s easier than facing the truth and living in reality. Just stop being so disgusting and spreading lies and denigrating the deaths of 2 million human beings.

  27. Ron Oliver • January 14, 2021 @ 6:15 PM

    Ok, to the morons on here saying that masks are not effective. Get real!!!! Kristi and Daniel Schneider, hey maybe both of you might catch Covid 19 if you keep thinking like this. This is a real virus and you need to take it serious. Grow up and listen to the doctors!!!

  28. Raston • January 14, 2021 @ 7:39 PM

    @LEEGEE I wonder if you old the same stance on a woman’s right to chose what to do with their body when comes to terminating a pregnancy? I wonder if you will also keep your philosophy of not allowing government to control what people do with their bodies? Inquiring minds wanna know?

  29. Shirley Wilson • January 14, 2021 @ 8:52 PM

    I thought only imbeciles refuse to wear their masks.

  30. Shirley Wilson • January 14, 2021 @ 8:55 PM

    I thought only imbeciles refuse to wear their masks.Terry, I ain’t an old fart.

  31. Chin Diapers • January 15, 2021 @ 4:44 AM

    Think of a fart. When you wear underwear and clothing, it reduces the smell. Think of a fart when you have nothing on. Ain’t nobody want to be around that. SO COVER UP YOUR NOSE AND MOUTHS people. It helps if everyone did this. Selfish people who think their personal rights is more important than the health of everyone else, should be triaged as last to receive treatment if they fall ill with COVID-19.

  32. Eyereadtherealreports • January 16, 2021 @ 11:28 AM

    Masks are dumb. They don’t do anything efficiently enough to warrant rules, social stigma, and emotional demands. It is not necessary to wear a mask indoors, outddors, nor at 6 feet away. It’s only necessary and actually helpful if you are infected, AND if you are in hugging\kissing range of someone who is vulnerable. That’s it. There’s no magic mask god watching over you and saving you with magic wishful thinking power. Masks do NOT do the magic that you bullies and media consuming infants think it does. There’s also NO efficacy in worrying about the amount of time that’s passed since an unmasked person walked around indoors. Also stop saying there’s a risk of second time infection. That’s like saying you’ll go blind if you masturbate so “why risk it”. There’s no risk for second time infection and this whole thing is absolute rubbish. Everything about this is hyping up a soft alert event into a fictitious 4 alarm fire. If this was an earthquake you’d barely notice.

  33. imfm • January 16, 2021 @ 2:31 PM

    there are people who believe the unproven statements about masks not working.

  34. Karen Rae Kalin • January 17, 2021 @ 3:11 PM

    Good job Bruce!


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