The argument over face masks looks poised to continue throughout the remainder of the coronavirus crisis, whether we like it or not.
For some Americans, the idea of being forced by the government to wear a mask is absurd on principle. The government’s role should not be to mandate safety, at least in this fairly libertarian point of view, and these are the same folks who argue against speed limits and drug laws.
On the other side of the argument are Americans who believe that there are only two types of people in this world: Those who would do everything they can to keep other safe, and those who wouldn’t.
This has turned into a nasty battle of narratives, with a number of prominent Americans weighing in.
Now, in an interview with the Associated Press, Tinsel Town A-lister Tom Hanks has made a bold statement on the subject.
Hanks said, “I don’t get it. I simply do not get it. It is literally the least you can do. And if anybody wants to build up an argument about doing the least you can do, I wouldn’t trust them with a driver’s license. I mean when you drive a car you have to obey speed limits, you got to use your turn signals, you have to avoid hitting pedestrians. If you can’t do those three things, then I get it. You shouldn’t be driving a car. If you can’t wear a mask and wash your hands and social distance, I got no respect for you, man. I don’t buy your argument.”
Hanks, along with his wife Rita Wilson, tested positive for COVID-19 early on during the pandemic.