This Little Black Accessory Is All We Can Talk About Post-Emmys: Bill Hader's Mask
September 16, 2022 - "Barry" star Bill Hader is trending on Twitter — not because of his Emmy nomination, but for being the only person at the Emmys on Monday night to wear a mask. While the protective accessory wasn't exactly glamorous, it certainly caught the attention of fans, especially those in the immunocompromised and disabled communities.
Your news feed may be filled with updates on the monkeypox virus, polio's resurgence, and the attack on reproductive rights, but the COVID-19 pandemic isn't over. There's still an average of 67,000 new cases daily in the United States (as of press time), according to the CDC. While many people have allowed their lives to return to "normal," for those who are immunocompromised, COVID still has a massive impact on day-to-day life. One Twitter user wrote, "I tend to be the only one (or one of the very few) still wearing a mask while going out into public spaces, and this makes me feel so seen!" Disability activists posted on Twitter to thank Hader for being an example of masking up — even if you feel like a "weirdo."
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