Jennifer Aniston: Masks are ‘inconvenient’ but ‘it really shouldn’t be a debate’

Three and a half months into the general lockdown here in America, and only now are the celebrity “big guns” being pulled out to talk about masks! Jennifer Aniston and Tom Hanks both chose June 30 as the day they would talk about how important it is to wear a mask. For Aniston, this comes on the heels of her tone-deaf words about how the pandemic was “a blessing” and “We were all pulled together, and it feels extremely unifying and oddly beautiful.” Now she’s saying this about masks:

I understand masks are inconvenient and uncomfortable. But don’t you feel that it’s worse that businesses are shutting down… jobs are being lost… health care workers are hitting absolute exhaustion. And so many lives have been taken by this virus because we aren’t doing enough. ⠀
I really do believe in the basic goodness of people so I know we can all do this 🥰 BUT still, there are many people in our country refusing to take the necessary steps to flatten the curve, and keep each other safe. People seem worried about their “rights being taken away” by being asked to wear a mask. This simple and effective recommendation is being politicized at the expense of peoples’ lives. And it really shouldn’t be a debate 🙏🏼 ⠀

If you care about human life, please… just #wearadamnmask 😷 and encourage those around you to do the same ❤️

[From Jennifer Aniston’s IG]

You know what? I don’t hate that she did this. She’s still super-popular, especially with Millennials and Generation Z, all of whom still watch Friends for some reason. Jennifer isn’t calling people stupid, she’s just saying, look, we all need to do this, for the love of God. For the love of Hanks! Speaking of, yes, Tom Hanks also said words about mask-wearing and how he’s feeling months after he dealt with the virus:

Hanks on what people can do: “There’s really only three things we can do in order to get to tomorrow: Wear a mask, social distance, wash our hands. Those things are so simple, so easy, if anybody cannot find it in themselves to practice those three very basic things – I just think shame on you. Don’t be a p—-, get on with it, do your part. It’s very basic. If you’re driving a car, you don’t go too fast, you use your turn signal and you avoid hitting pedestrians. My Lord, it’s common sense.”

How he and Rita are doing after tangling with corona: “Oh, as the canaries in the coal mine for the COVID-19 experience, we are fine. We had about 10 days of very uncomfortable symptoms. Not life-threatening, we’re happy to say. We were isolated in order to keep an eye on ourselves because if our temperatures had spiked, if our lungs had filled, if any number of things had gone wrong with this, we would have needed expert medical care. We didn’t. I guess we were model recoverers from COVID-19, but we were also isolated so that we would not give it to anybody else that we came in contact with, and since then have been doing the same isolating, social distancing that is being asked of the world so, we are fine.”

[From People]

Thank God Tom and Rita are fine, that’s great. And Tom resides in that particular position of “America’s Dad” and Dad is telling you to wear a f–king mask and isolate and wash your friggin’ hands. Hopefully, some people will listen.

(FILE) Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Test Positive for Coronavirus COVID-19. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson h...

Nominee Jennifer Aniston arrives at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, January 5, 2020.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Avalon Red & IG.

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  1. DiegoInSF says:

    Yes, I hate that they mess up my makeup but guess what, I still wear them, I’ll take them over a respirator. Also, did you know there’s an awful conspiracy theory that has people believing Tom Hanks is involved in pizzagate, he gets so many comments on his Insta about it. So scary we’re surrounded by gullible people (who vote!) that think these conspiracies are true.

  2. ChellyPie says:

    The videos of all the Karen’s & Darrens gathering w/o masks or screaming & throwing tantrums to anyone who dares to tell them to wear them is so frustrating!!! Why is this so HARD?! Like c’mon!!!

  3. Becks1 says:

    I mean, its ridiculous that people need celebrities to tell them to wear a mask, but if these kinds of posts get more people to wear a mask, then I’m all for it.

    • lucy2 says:

      Unfortunately most of those people are in the “I don’t need no Hollywood liberal telling me what to do!” category, but I still appreciate anyone pushing for it. It’s such a simple thing that will actually help, and doesn’t hurt you in any way to do. I hate that people are fighting it.

  4. Tiffany says:

    Someone made a good point on Twitter about masks and I wish I remembered who it was so I can give them their rightful credit.

    They said that Dr Fauci should have said that the mask was to protect yourself and not the people around you because selfishness is the only thing that works for Americans.

    I still think about that.

    Wear a mask people.

    • Scal says:

      Except Fauci isn’t a spin artist-he’s a doctor. And if had fudged the information about that-a lot of people* would have thrown out everything else he says.

      *Reasonable people. Idiots are going to make up whatever BS they want about Fauci/Gates or him wanting to be a ‘star’ or 5G or whatever other idiots can come up with.

    • Mel M says:

      TOTALLY! Like I said yesterday, people here don’t ever want to sacrifice anything for the greater good. I’ve actually read several “Christian” women who have ties themselves into knots justifying why they refuse to wear a mask because they are only responsible for themselves and that they wouldn’t expect others to wear a mask to protect them if they had some autoimmune disease. It’s INSANE. So you say you follow Jesus yet you aren’t going to concern yourself with anyone else? I don’t think that’s what Jesus was about. Also I’m guessing you have concerned yourself with other women’s reproductive rights and certain couples ability to get married. The selfishness of these so called Jesus lovers infuriates me. They pick and choose what they want to adhere to in the Bible and who gets passes on all of it, Trump.

      • Also Ali says:

        “because they are only responsible for themselves “

        Omg how do pro-lifers not see the irony?

  5. minx says:

    I’m grateful to live in an area where people are conscientious about wearing masks.

  6. Gutterflower says:

    I was on a facebook group and had to unfollow because it went so off topic and became nothing but politics and rants about this stuff. So many toxic people bragging about not being afraid of some stupid virus and not wearing masks. Fights about if you are a wuss needing a mask than stay home blah blah. They couldn’t wrsp their puny minds around the fact that it wasn’t about them. Unreal. Just wear a friggin mask. Just do it.

    • Marietta58 says:

      I quit Facebook when during the last election in 2016. I couldn’t take it anymore. I’m only on Instagram now and much happier. There is entirely too much politicizing going on that social media outlet. It’s disgusting.

      • Ang says:

        Same here, haven’t missed it once. Such a cesspool of narcissism and idiocy. I hate our society so much.

  7. crogirl says:

    I am glad she said something useful for once.

    Still wondering why this wasn’t picked by more outlets

    Guess Huvane is working over time

    • AMM says:

      Because we are in media overdrive with keeping up with what celeb is doing something stupid right now. Lots are being talked about for the five hours they trend on Twitter and then forgotten about as soon as ten new things happen. This one is also too easily defendable by Jennifer to make it a huge deal – it’s a powerful speech that went viral so she liked it, and she maybe had zero idea of who that guy was or that he was an anti-Semite.

      Also weird that you are upset about celebs sharing a viral post of someone who has racist view, and then you share a racist news site.

  8. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I’d like to know if anyone bitching about masks goes out to eat and fights for their right to be sans shirt and/or shoes. It’s so aggravating to have to spell this shit o-u-t.

  9. BlackWomenMatter says:

    She is RIGHT. I HATE wearing a mask but I do it for safety. I don’t want to get sick but I really cannot breathe in the damn things.

  10. detritus says:

    I like her. Rewatching friends probably helped, but she’s not a bad lady.

  11. Sequinedheart says:

    Every time I see a clip of a Karen throwing a tantrum in Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods about wearing a mask, I am enraged.
    These people aren’t mentally ill. They’re are just stupid and ignorant and think ‘it’s their right’ to do whatever they want and put others at risk.
    Did they never ever hear the phrase “put yourself in their shoes” and apply it here?
    If they were truly at risk, they wouldn’t even be out of the house right now.
    Why do people think it’s over? It’s not.

  12. MMC says:

    I have a question if anyone has any tips – how do you guys wear masks with glasses? I find it so hard becausr they get foggy within a minute. I still wear it but i would like to be able to wear it and see where I’m going.

    • AMM says:

      My glasses wearing friends wear face shields instead of masks. I’m not sure of the statistics on how effective they are compared to masks though.

    • DiegoInSF says:

      I wash the glasses with dish soap and it helps but only for about a day, you can also wear them low towards your nose which is not the most practical though.

    • lucy2 says:

      I’ve heard people say putting a tissue or something on the bridge of your nose under the mask helps. I guess anything to keep your break from expelling out the top? Or maybe a more fitted mask around the nose.

      • Steph says:

        I got a mask with an adjustable nosepiece thingy that I can tighten and it really helped with the foggy glasses issue.

    • Dazed and Confused says:

      My phlebotomist just showed me how to keep them from fogging up today! You place the glasses over the mask and lower on the bridge of your nose than you typically wear them. I tried it and it really helps! Think, Annie Potts in Ghostbusters when she’d look over the tops of her glasses.

      • Foxxy says:

        This. Also, wearing a pleated mask was helped me instead of the pleat-less mask. I made my own from a YouTube video by MrsHomeMakerUK.

      • Foxxy says:

        ETA: this has a slot for nose wire and a pocket for filter.

    • MissMarierose says:

      The mask I bought from JoAnn fabrics had a little opening for a filter. Instead of doing that, I inserted a twist tie and sewed it back together (just a couple of hand stitches). That worked wonders for being able to press the mask down over my nose.

    • Masksplease says:

      Press the mask so it fits closely around the curves on cheeks and bridge of your nose. Then exhaled (warm) air won’t head towards your glasses.

  13. Masksplease says:

    Incidentally she and Rita are good friends. Rita comments on her IG all the time. I agree with Jen here. So many cases where two people were just talking close to each other, the COVID-19 without symptoms yet, and the second person getting it. HK has a busy public transit system and just about everyone wears masks. Plz look up their infection and death rates. Taiwan makes its own masks and stopped importing them early on and rationed them so everyone could buy them super cheap at a fixed volume per given period. Plz look up their infection and death rates. These masks are just the standard flat surgical ones, not the P2 curved ones which have even higher sealing ability. And what about two those (Missouri?) hairdressers who served 140 customers or something whilst asymptomatic but infected none of them? Their salon had a everyone-wears-masks policy.