Jason Aldean and his family visited Disney over the weekend and shared a now-deleted family photo.
The country star took down the photo after facing backlash for not wearing a mask in it.
Before removing the photo from his social media page, Jason reportedly replied to one tweet saying, “Chill out lady. They are in our pocket. We took them off for 5 seconds to take the pic. Believe me, Disney didn’t give us a ‘free pass’ not to wear them. We had them on all day just like everybody else.”
Walt Disney World’s face covering guidelines state:
“Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) and Cast Members. Please bring your own face coverings and wear them at all times, except when dining or swimming. You may remove your face covering while actively eating or drinking, but you should be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing.”
Maskless photos (outside of Relaxation Stations) are not allowed at Walt Disney World as they could still pose a threat to safety.
The maskless photos still sparked a debate on Twitter even after being removed.
They’re called rules for a reason. Disney COVID guidelines clearly state you cannot take your mask off at any point unless you are stationary AND actively eating and/or drinking. You cannot take off your mask for a quick photo. If we can’t, he shouldn’t be exempt from the rules.
— Will “One Person” Smink (@CharmCityGing) October 26, 2020
We were not allowed to get photos without masks. He should not be ab exception to the rule PERIOD.
— Shannon (@shasha510) October 26, 2020
You’re not even supposed to take them off for a photo. That’s literally part of the park’s rules. But I guess the rules don’t apply to you. Anyone else would’ve been kicked out of the park.
— Robin Burks (@sunriserobin) October 26, 2020