Los Angeles, California — Actor Bruce Willis apologized on Tuesday for refusing to wear a mask at the Rite Aid store in Los Angeles despite the city’s request to wear a mask.
The stubborn mask stance caused the “Die Hard” star to be launched from the drugstore on Sunday. Page 6 reported that Willis refused to wear a mask or pull the headscarf over his nose and mouth while shopping in the pharmacy. A photo of a kerchief uffle circulated on social media and was widely ridiculed in Los Angeles, where more than 200 people died of coronavirus every day.
The 65-year-old action star is currently appearing on the small screen in the DieHard car battery ad, and a series of negative news on Tuesday prompted him to make a statement on the matter.
In a statement to People magazine, Willis called it a “misjudgment.”
He said: “Everyone is safe, let us continue to cover ourselves.”
Nonetheless, critics have adopted Twitter to give Willis a difficult time.
City News Agency contributed to this report.