The comedian Rob Schneider let loose on California’s Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom days after the lawmaker announced a series of restrictions for Thanksgiving for residents of his state as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
Newsom spoke out last week to announce that the people of California are not allowed to mix more than three households while celebrating Thanksgiving next month. He also asked that people gather outside to enjoy their Thanksgiving feast, adding that they should practice socially distancing and wear masks. On top of that, Newsom said that Thanksgiving should last no more than two hours, and nobody who gathers for the holiday should shout or sing.
“We are entering into the holidays, but also we’re entering into part of the year where things cool down and people are more likely to congregate back indoors in settings that put their physical proximity and likelihood of transmission and transmitting disease at higher risk,” the governor said.
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This did not sit well with Schneider, however.
“Dear Emperor @GavinNewsom,” he tweeted. “During our allotted 3 family limit this Thanksgiving, if my Aunt comes over, can I throw her a slice of turkey from the window? We promise NOT to sing … we will all just whisper ‘PLEASE RECALL DIPS**T GAVIN NEWSON [sic]!'”
This came days after Schneider, one of the few non-liberals in Hollywood, attacked Newsom for closing wineries across California. He posted a photo of Newsom standing in front of wine bottles along with the caption, “Enjoy @GavinNewsom 2020 Vintage Wine! A Smokey ash flavored Cab with hints of incompetence & authoritarian overstepping. Who needs science? Just Lock yourself down & go bankrupts with this morally corrupt table wine with it’s [sic] bouquet of one man dictatorial rule & 16.8% tax.”
Enjoy @GavinNewsom 2020 Vintage Wine! A Smokey ash flavored Cab with hints of incompetence & authoritarian overstepping. Who needs science? Just Lock yourself down & go bankrupt with this morally corrupt table wine with it’s bouquet of one man dictatorial rule & 16.8% tax! pic.twitter.com/TOEhHs9YXf
— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) October 13, 2020
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Earlier this month, Newsom found himself being mocked on social media for telling restaurant diners to wear masks between bites.
“Going out to eat with members of your household this weekend?” the governor’s office tweeted earlier in October. “Don’t forget to keep your mask on in between bites. Do your part to keep those around you healthy.”