Megan Fox ditched her mask before she was completely out of an LA market

Megan Fox ditches her mask getting lunch from Erewhon Market

Megan Fox was photographed outside the Erewhon Market in Calabasas yesterday. As you can see, it looks like she just ran into the market quickly for a take-out container, probably just lunch for herself. People are making a big deal about the fact that Megan isn’t wearing her wedding ring in these pics. E! News said a few weeks ago that Brian Austin Green and Megan have separated again – years ago, she went so far as to file for divorce from him, but then she got pregnant with their third kid and she and BAG reunited (and she dismissed that divorce filing). It doesn’t really surprise me that they quickly grew sick of each other in lockdown. Will this be yet another coronavirus breakup? Probably.

But really, I wanted to talk about masks and mask etiquette, especially in public. My rule for myself is that whenever I’m going anywhere indoors, I’m wearing a mask. I’ve seen a lot of celebrities in LA (in paparazzi shots) wearing their masks outdoors too, although I really don’t – I go for my daily walks or hikes mask-free, and I’m not wearing a mask to go out to my car or get the mail or anything. But what is the protocol for “when to take off your mask after you leave a building”? I say you should only take your mask off once you get into your car. That’s what I’ve been doing. Wearing my mask as I leave a building, then taking it off in the car. And I absolutely wouldn’t hold a take-out container that close to my face!! Megan, your mask is right there at your neck, just wear it for a few more minutes.

Megan Fox grabs lunch from Erewhon Market in Calabasas

Megan Fox grabs lunch from Erewhon Market in Calabasas

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. julia says:

    Not sure what the directives are in the US, but in most EU countries it’s very clear (except the UK, because BOJO can’t get his shit together, but that’s another issue…)

    In enclosed spaces, like public transports or a store = wear a mask
    Outside = don’t wear a mask (or do if you freak out, but it’s not mandatory)

    Damn, it makes me genuinely sad we now live in a world where mask shaming or mask watch is a thing :(

    • ME says:

      Mask shaming SHOULD be a thing because it’s about public health. If you’re in public, wear a mask (unless you have a health problem where wearing a mask causes you issues). Simple.

      • julia says:

        What makes me sad is that we are in this situation. Also I find people to be very reasonable and well behaved so far, so no problem on that side.

        As I said, so far, we haven’t been instructed to wear a mask outside at all times. If it comes to this, I’ll of course comply. I’m much more worried about cross contamination and people touching their phone/bag/all of the stuff at all times. It’s maddening

      • ME says:

        @ julia

        The phones and purses are the worst. Dirty hands touching everything. I put my card in my pocket, no purse and no phone with me.

      • MeganBot2020 says:

        ME that simply isn’t based on any kind of scientific research or common sense.

        You need to be in close contact for a prolonged period to catch it.

        The chance of catching or infecting another person in a supermarket is minuscule, even without a mask, as long as you obey social distancing rules, don’t touch your face, and wash your hands when you get home. (There’s a higher chance of catching it from handling food packaging than from a fellow shopper simply sharing the same breathing space very briefly.)

        The chance of catching or passing it outdoors, to someone who hypothetically walks past you for 2 seconds, is to tiny as to be practically zero.

      • ME says:

        @MeganBot2020

        It’s totally based on common sense. You can’t put your germs in the air if you have your mouth and nose covered. The problem is you can’t control other people. Many can’t seem to figure out what 6 feet is ! Also, it’s better to be safe than sorry, especially if you live with someone who is high risk.

    • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

      In Los Angeles now, a mask is actually mandatory once you leave your home. Sadly, there really isn’t any enforcement. And even more sad is the fact that people are so inherently selfish about any “discomfort or inconvenience” that they don’t care if they get someone else sick. Even if you surf, as soon as you’re back on the sand, a mask/bandana needs to be worn. If you are all alone, you have to have one ready to go (ie: around your neck) so it can be pulled up if you encounter other people.

  2. Chica1971 says:

    As long as you are in close proximity to people, mask should be on. Folks forget to that the viral particles exit the nose and can enter through the eyes. If people are nearby, there is still a chance she may sneeze and particles get into air.

  3. Ni says:

    She’s not exactly known for her brilliant intellect but at least she’s trying. That’s a lot more than I can say for most people in my neighborhood.

  4. Lady Luna says:

    Our mayor just issued a statement that we need to wear masks ALL the time now when we step out of the house. I’m in LA.

    • Sparky says:

      LA County now requires masks all the time as well. (Calabasas is a sep city) Part of me thinks she took her mask off so it wouldn’t ruin her pap shot as that particular market is a pap hangout. OTOH, the way she’s holding her purchase looks like she’s trying to block a pap shot.

    • Züri says:

      I’m in LA, too, and I’ve seen a lot of people in stores with their masks either pulled down below their nose or altogether once they’ve passed the control person at the door. It’s really infuriating.

      • Nikki* says:

        I was visiting my MIL at her retirement home, meeting outside only, keeping more than 6 feet, and I wore a mask. But as her friends came by, they’d all lean in to hear each other, and they’d pull their masks down to talk!

  5. ME says:

    I’m sorry but I see way too many women wearing their hair down and fussing with it with dirty hands. WHY ??? Now is the time to wear a pony or a bun !

    • Becks says:

      It’s personal preference. Women can wear their hair down if they choose, I know I do. Relax.

    • Erinn says:

      I mean, I’m not sitting here stroking my hair. If I’m out of the house – even if my hair is down, I’m not touching it. Plenty of people are STILL going to fuss with a pony or a bun – look how often you’ll see people tightening or adjusting a ponytail.

      There’s also no direct evidence that the virus could be passed from hair to hands to face. It’s all speculation at this point. Unless someone sneezed or coughed directly onto your hair, you’re at a very low risk of catching anything coming from your hair. But even then – it’s mainly down to not touching your face, long hair or not.

      • ME says:

        People are more likely to fuss with their hair when it’s open. It’s even worse if it’s windy and your hair is all in your face and you keep having to push it back with your hands. I don’t see how the virus couldn’t latch on to your hair? It can pretty much attach itself to anything can’t it? Anyways, do as you please. I was simply making a suggestion.

    • JBones says:

      @ME, I was thinking the same thing; I hope she sanitized her hands before running them through her hair. The virus lasts on surfaces (like that take-out container), so in theory it could be hanging on her hair the rest of the day after she pushes it out of her face. Touch hair, then touch face, and who knows? I think your comments and observations are quite reasonable in light of the unknown.

      There is no straight answers as to how exactly this virus travels , hangs, and transfers for every situation. Most medical professionals will have their hair up and covered when working in hospitals, so might be safe practice to tie it back if you’re out touching surfaces in high traffic areas or hanging in an enclosed public space.

      • ME says:

        Thanks ! Glad someone agrees !

      • Thinking says:

        Do people realise they will all get this flu sooner or later? Are they trying to put it off by not touching their hair ? Or thinking they wont get it at all?

  6. Stacy Dresden says:

    I suspect she wanted to have her photo taken. She may be craving attention.

  7. Becklu says:

    Masks should be worn if your out of your house. I get so mad in the park when I am for my walk and people don’t have them on.

    Also I wouldn’t make to much of the ring especially with those too- personally I feel the do this break up new kid thing for media attention

    • MeganBot2020 says:

      Becklu, I understand that people are extremely scared right now, but that’s an irrational anger. Unless you’re in close contact with those people for a prolonged period, or get right up close to them and they happen to sneeze directly into your face, the chance they’ll infect you is negligible.

      And wearing masks isn’t proven to be effective and in some cases could actually increase transmission.

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        YOU are the one wrong here, Meghan Bot. If someone coughs, or sneezes, and you walk in to that space, the particles linger in the air for up to 15 minutes. If their mouth is covered, little to no particles/virus particles. If their mouth isn’t, you’re sh*t out of luck. It can enter through your eyes, even if you are wearing your mask.

        IT’S NOT HARD! WEAR A *&%$ MASK!

  8. Sean says:

    Gotta be recognizable for the paps!

  9. GreenBunny says:

    My mask protocol is always wear it indoors. And I don’t remove it until I’m in my car and can sanitize my hands. Same goes for my kids. If you have any germs on your hands and remove your mask, you’re touching your face so what’s the point. I’m lucky that where I live we have a good amount of land and it’s pretty quiet so we can play in the yard and bike on our driveway and do all the activities with my 3 kids and not have to go out and about for exercise so I have no opinion on the protocol for that.

  10. FHMom says:

    I’m more horrified by the take out container by her face. I wouldn’t touch that thing without gloves.

  11. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Uhh this was probably a pap stroll. Took her mask off for the photos. Which doesn’t make it better – actually makes it worse.

  12. Lua says:

    Wear it till you’re away from people and quit shaming people who follow that rule. And yes, if we’re really being nit picky and corona shaming, start shaming all women (and men with it) not covering their hair in public. Because it’s all up in your hair if someone coughs or sneezes, guys. I have to cover mine at the hospital and I still wash it every day now juuuust in case.

    • ME says:

      If I’ve been outside, like to the store or something, I wash my hair when I get home. People seem to neglect their hair when it comes to germs. I have seen people with gloves on and they are fussing with their hair lol…like how does that make sense?

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        I do too. I’m MORE paranoid: get undressed in the entry way, throw my clothes in the washer and get in the shower immediately. Then, I wash the clothes. Too much? Maybe. But I’d rather have the peace of mind. There is TOO MUCH we don’t know about this deadly disease.

      • ME says:

        @ (TheOG) jan90067

        Oh I for sure take a shower, wash hair, and change into clean clothes. No way am I wearing my outside clothes inside!

    • Nuks says:

      Thanks for these comments about hair. I have been touching mine, despite being good about everything else. I guess I was so proud about learning to not touch my face…

      I do encourage everyone to wear masks all the time when you’re outside your home — I was going for a walk on a wide suburb street and took my mask off for a minute because I felt sheepish and like a spaz, then this SUV comes up with an older couple and the guy loudly asks something — I only realized later he was trying to get directions to the freeway, but English was not his first language. Neither of them were wearing masks.

      In one second someone completely blew physical space and I had no control over it. The ignorance of others is huge and you just have to assume that everyone who defies safety once is defying safety constantly and that they are willful spreaders.

      Wear your mask at all times outside. It’s not that big a deal.

  13. megs283 says:

    Ugh. I haven’t been going out too much to stores (my husband has been taking the bullet on that one) so when I do go out, I’m a spaz. Yesterday I went to the post office, and the clerk handed me something. I had one glove on, but took the item in my ungloved hand. And then I realized what I did, so I awkwardly held it until I got to my car. Maybe MF was just feeling like a spaz too.

    I wear a mask when I’m in enclosed spaces, but not when I’m outside. I live in the suburbs and it’s easy to keep distance from people.

    • Gelya says:

      I have had my Spaz moments to. This is such new territory, learning from your mistakes, getting into new habits. I am not going to judge her.

      I know my mask has made me nauseated a couple of times. I removed mine as soon as I walked out of the store. I shop at really small stores, so nobody was around at the moment.

    • JanetDR says:

      My honey does all of the errands because he’s still working, so I feel you! I had a car repair so went to a Trader Joe’s while I was close to one. It was so surreal, waiting outside, picking up packages to read them and then thinking, well, you have to buy that now! It was such a relief to get back in the car, sanitize hands, think about what I touched on the way in and use a wipe, take off my mask and go home for another month. Mr. R has it down to a routine, but I have to be focused .

  14. sa says:

    I’ve started taking a mask with me for walks. I have not gotten within about a block of another person, but I can’t guarantee that will be the case every time, so I have my mask just in case.

    I went out for the first time last week, to Costco. I wore my mask and intended to take it off and put it directly in my car trash just before I used hand sanitizer and then got into the car. But while unloading my cart, the mask made my glasses keep falling off (onto the pavement), so I took off the mask. Then another person approached the corral as I was returning my cart, and I remembered that I’d already taken off my mask. I felt so guilty.

  15. MeganBot2020 says:

    Obviously people need to do whatever makes them feel safer, but a lot of the panic around masks is not based on common sense. You need to be in close contact with an infected person for a prolonged period of time to get infected. The virus predominately infects communities, which is why our governments are failing so badly in ignoring things like care homes, schools, and workplaces. The chance of catching it from someone in the supermarket is incredibly remote; they’d basically need to sneeze or cough on you.

    In my country the government is obsessed with pushing the “two metre” rule, with the consequence that people panic if someone cycles by them at a distance of 1.5 metres and is very slightly closer than the recommended guidelines for 3 seconds. There’s practically zero chance of getting infected that way, unless the person happens to turn their head and cough at the exact moment they pass, and even then the viral load in that tiny window might not be enough to infect you.

    The government and the press are engaging in mass scare-mongering and scapegoating in order to manipulate people into thinking a cyclist who passes 1.5m away, or someone who sunbathes in an empty park, are personally slaughtering elderly people. When realistically they’re not increasing transmission rates. But by redirecting all the fear and anger onto them, the government’s own behaviour in totally ignoring care homes, or forcing working class people back into working environments where social distancing is impossible and where they are forced to work without PPE, is overlooked.

    Besides, unless you are in the vulnerable group or live with someone who’s medically vulnerable, it’s a GOOD thing to catch it. Remember that the vast, vast majority of non-elderly healthy people who catch it will experience no or relatively mild symptoms (similar to the flu). In places that have implemented widespread testing, results were coming back showing that 40-50% of those tested had already contracted it but had no idea since they’d had no symptoms. Lockdown was never intended to stop us getting it, but to flatten the curve to protect the elderly/medically vulnerable, and so hospitals aren’t overwhelmed. The more of us who are not vulnerable/in contact with vulnerable people catch it, the quicker herd immunity will spread.

    I never wear a mask (it’s not a legal requirement in my country, and probably only a third of people wear them) because I live alone, work from home, don’t take public transport, and have been strictly socially isolating. I know that I am not infected and I have gauged that the risk to me (or to others from me) from being inside the same supermarket for 2 minutes is minute.

    • theotherViv says:

      My cousin Maria who wasn’t in the “vulnerable group” will beg to differ with you that it was a “”good thing “ to catch. She was in intensive care for over 3 weeks and is still in rehab. One of her kidneys and part of her lung seem permanently damaged and she is exhausted after short walks. She is in her 40s. Used to be a hard core marathon runner.
      Herd immunity unfortunately doesn’t work for everything always.
      If there is one thing we know it’s that we don’t know much. Italy, Spain and France had brutal lockdowns with access to supermarkets once a week for one person per household but had seemingly never ending rising infection numbers despite this. We would have hoped a 2 week incubation period would mean such strict lockdowns would have snuffed it out there sooner, but here we are.
      My husband is strong as an ox and very athletic, even eats plant-based. But he still has high blood pressure and knows it wouldn’t be a good thing for him to get infected.

      • Paigeishere says:

        Cherry picking the extremely rare cases like that just increase hysteria. You have more chance of being hit by a car than of becoming critically ill with COVID if you’re young and healthy.

        London is predicted to be COVID-free within two weeks, and few people here wear masks. So we must be doing something right.

      • Elizabeth says:

        Can you please stop pushing the herd immunity idea that even Boris Johnson has reluctantly given up. We should NOT be trying to increase the cases of coronavirus right now. That is an incredibly irresponsible thing to say to people whose cities and countries are overwhelmed right now.

  16. Kari says:

    Nope. Listen I live in NYC in Washington Heights. Unless I am at home, that mask is on. I even wear it to go running. It may seem or be overkill but when you work with school systems and every week you are hearing that at least one person in your work or community network has passed away… well that changes everything, at least for me. Also I’m a woman of color, unlike the white folks in the city, I am more likely to be harassed by police for not wearing one so it’s also a safety issue.

  17. Thea says:

    You’re suppose to take the mask off with clean hands.

    Also in LA, you’re suppose to wear a mask when you’re outside and around other people.

  18. Veronica S. says:

    Really depends on the density of the population around you. I wear mine until I get to the car, but I don’t wear it when I go walking – mostly because I live in a more remote suburb that isn’t crazy busy all the time that allows us to easily get six feet between us, especially if I walk late at night. It’s not really necessary at that point. If I lived in a denser urban center like LA or NYC, I’d be more keen to wear it consistently anytime I was out of the house, though. I do wear it to visit friends and family, though, especially those I know have potential co-morbidities. I won’t risk that otherwise.

  19. bettyrose says:

    I totally read that headline as “Meghan Markle . . ” probably because I was visually scanning through all the posts today . . . . and I was like, no, that looks like someone else, who is that? Oh, Megan Fox. Did they mean Megan Fox? Wait, it actually says Megan Fox. LOL.

  20. Susan says:

    She wanted to be papped. She put on a full face of makeup for a reason.

  21. Ann says:

    I’m kind of jealous of her hair right now. I was lightheaded after my first grocery store visit in a mask. I tore that mother off as soon as I got in the car. I was so overwhelmed that everything had been moved in the store. Nothing was where it usually was! So it took longer than usual. Frantic breathing.

  22. Alexandria says:

    This is too obvious though. She wanted to be seen. I like Megan and hope she can resume her career, but she could have done this maybe nearer to her car. What’s done is done.

    Seems like she’s putting that Tupperware near her face to shield herself from the paps. Which is redundant because she has a mask.

  23. Ishqthecat says:

    Much harder to disinfect/wash hands properly when wearing rings. I have put away all my rings for now and wear my wedding band on a necklace instead. Perhaps she was thinking the same and not wearing her ring for that reason :-)

  24. Bavarian says:

    I take it off as soon as i put the Shopping cart back.