Former President Barack Obama was hit with a torrent of criticism over the weekend after new pictures of him partying maskless with celebrities emerged.
As KATV reports:
WASHINGTON (SBG) – Amid concerns over the emerging Delta coronavirus variant, new video has emerged of former President Barack Obama dancing without a mask during his heavily-criticized 60th birthday party on Martha’s Vineyard Saturday evening.
The video was posted to Instagram by Erykah Badu, a well-known songwriter who attended the event along with dozens of other celebrities. Badu has since removed the video from her account. Other partygoers removed photos they had posted of Obama socializing with guests without a mask, according to The Daily Mail.
Obama’s dancing to “Get Me Bodied” with Erkyah Badu and you’re buying pallets of masks at Costco for the upcoming school year.
This is why we will win back the House in 2022. pic.twitter.com/gk36yosCyK
— Amy Tarkanian (@MrsT106) August 9, 2021
News of Obama’s birthday bash sparked criticism last week as several jurisdictions reinstated public health mandates due to the Delta variant. Following the backlash, the New York Post reported the Obamas “cut down the tremendous guest list” and would distribute masks to those attending the event.
The party was held in an outdoor tent at the Obama’s multi-million-dollar Martha’s Vineyard estate, located in Dukes County, Mass. The CDC classifies Dukes County as an area of high community transmission, recommending local officials encourage “universal masking in indoor public spaces in addition to other layered prevention strategies to prevent further spread.”
If anyone asks why you aren’t wearing a mask, just tell them you’re celebrating Obama’s birthday.
— SETH WEATHERS (@sethweathers) August 8, 2021
It seems that, for influential Democrats, the rules only apply to those poor and ‘unfortunate’ enough to not be invited to Obama’s birthday party.