LOS ANGELES, CA – Actor Bruce Willis apologized Tuesday for refusing to wear a mask at a Rite Aid store in Los Angeles despite the city’s mask mandate.
The die-hard mask attitude got the “Die Hard” star started from the pharmacy on Sunday. While shopping at the pharmacy, Willis refused to wear a mask or pull a bandana around his neck over his nose and mouth, Page Six reported. A photo from the handkerchief was circulated on social media and much despised in Los Angeles, where more than 200 people die daily from coronavirus.
The 65-year-old action star is currently appearing on the small screen in a DieHard car battery commercial, and a series of negative headlines on Tuesday prompted him to issue a statement about the incident.
In a statement to People Magazine, Willis called it “a mistake in the verdict.”
“Be safe out there everyone, and let’s continue to mask,” he said.
Still, critics took to Twitter to give Willis a hard time.
City News Service contributed to this report.