Bruce Willis has admitted not wearing a face mask was "an error in judgement".
The Die Hard actor was spotted without a face covering in a Rite Aid pharmacy in Los Angeles, California on Monday (Jan 11), and he has now responded to backlash over the incident.
In a statement, he told PEOPLE: "It was an error in judgement. Be safe out there everyone and let's continue to mask up."
According to reports, Bruce was asked to leave the pharmacy with other customers becoming upset that he wasn't wearing a mask, despite having a bandanna round his neck.
The 65-year-old star was pictured without a face covering, and is said to have walked out without making a purchase.
Soon after the pictures circulated online, Bruce began trending on Twitter with netizens criticising him for not wearing a face mask.
Bruce Willis is my CoVidiot of the Day! pic.twitter.com/iiDYIodb8T— Ace Hoffman masks up & stays home to save lives! (@AceHoffman) January 12, 2021
Most celebrities relish wearing a mask for anonymity. Maybe he got tired of no one recognizing him. pic.twitter.com/hOJWy6VG9T— True Americans Celebrate Democracy (@TrueCelebrate) January 12, 2021
According to California Department of Public Health, people must wear face coverings when they are outside of the home. Masks are required in all indoor spaces, while people can choose to not wear them outside as long as they are at least six feet apart from others. — BANG
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