A photo showing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo not wearing a mask while walking a dog has gone viral on social media, Breitbart News reports.
Cuomo has repeatedly urged New Yorkers to wear masks in public. He asked President Donald Trump to sign an executive order “directing everyone to wear a mask” and has asked Trump to “lead by example” and wear a mask, according to Breitbart.
Cuomo implemented the “Mask Up America” initiative in July. The campaign shared the importance of wearing a mask to stop the spread of coronavirus.
“We can only beat this virus if we are united as one, not divided by ideology or politics,” Cuomo said in a statement about the Mask Up campaign.
“In that spirit, we worked with the best and most creative team to deliver this vital message in multiple ways and in different voices — I wear a mask to protect you and you wear a mask to protect me,” he said. “It is as simple as that. Mask Up America.”
“Wear a mask. Stop the spread. Protect yourself,” he tweeted on Monday.
His maskless appearance caused some Twitter users to rip the governor.
“Found this picture of someone without a mask on the internet today,” Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean tweeted about the photo of Cuomo without the mask on.
Dean wasn’t the only member of the media to call out Cuomo.
Radio host Mark Simone tweeted, “As dozens of pictures have shown, Governor Cuomo doesn't wear a mask in public.”
Cuomo was also caught not wearing a mask when he visited Georgia in July.
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