Comedian Rob Schneider lambasted California Governor Gavin Newsom on Twitter over the weekend over California’s newly-released private gathering guidelines for upcoming holiday celebrations.
Earlier this month, the California Department of Public Health released “mandatory requirements” for private gatherings ahead of the holiday season. These requirements include the following:
- Gatherings should bring together no more than 3 households and should last no longer than 2 hours.
- All gatherings must be held outside (but no worries, the state has graciously allowed indoor restroom use).
- Attendees must observe 6-feet social distancing rules, and seating should allow for 6 feet of distance in all directions from members of separate households.
- Face coverings are required (the benevolent state allows for removal of the mask “briefly to eat or drink”).
- There will be no singing, chanting, shouting, or physical exertion (instruments are allowed, but wind instruments are “strongly discouraged”).
Schneider – known for his roles in movies like “The Waterboy”, “50 First Dates”, and “Benchwarmers” – poked fun at the rules in a tweet addressed to “Emperor” Newsom:
California released these new rules despite the World Health Organization urging government leaders to stop using lockdowns as a “primary means” of combatting COVID-19.
This isn’t the first time Schneider has shown snark about California’s governor. Days before ridiculing California’s holiday guidelines, Schneider called Newsom incompetent and authoritarian:
Schneider has also criticized California’s recent recommendation that people dining in public wear a face mask in between bites.
“Next will be squish food onto mask and suck the juice,” Schneider wrote.
The actor and comedian has been bold in voicing opinions contrary to the largely progressive narratives found in Hollywood. Schneider has also been posting about the dangers of censorship in the wake of Facebook and Twitter censoring a story that paints Hunter Biden and Joe Biden in an unfavorable light:
After some pushback, Schneider offered some further thoughts on censorship. “Regardless of political affiliation, every citizen should be concerned that Big Tech & MSM is censoring & deciding the news FOR US,” he wrote.