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Bruce Willis was reportedly asked to leave a Rite Aid in Los Angeles for refusing to wear a mask.
Unnamed sources who spoke to Page Six say the action star drew the ire of his fellow customers for walking around maskless in the pharmacy. Willis eventually left without buying anything. A photograph from the scene shows that the actor had a bandana around his neck that he didn't pull up, for whatever reason.
— New York Post (@nypost) January 12, 2021
The anger of Willis' fellow Angelenos is understandable. The city is a coronavirus hotspot, where the pandemic has done considerable damage. More than 10,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Los Angeles County alone.
Page Six reached out to Willis' rep for comment, but to no avail.
As you might have guessed, the story spread beyond the Rite Aid and it was the internet's turn to be mad.
“I want to thank everyone who worked on the film, except for Bruce Willis, who is a fucking dick!” - Kevin Smith, 2009 https://t.co/ZcI9EZ5bk1
— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) January 12, 2021
Turns out Alan Rickman was the hero and Bruce Willis was the villain. Miss you, Alan. You're a dick, Bruce. https://t.co/iy6flKH8JY
— John Squires (@FreddyInSpace) January 12, 2021
surely the negative press can’t have been worth just pulling the bandana over his nose for a minute???? https://t.co/RApll4nRBD
— Olivia Messer 🌻 (@OliviaMesser) January 12, 2021
I sent this news to my son, who texted back, "Well, he is unbreakable." My son's bar mitzvah isn't till next week, but I think I'm gonna call it early: Today he is a man. https://t.co/gkoQynlhVE
— Taffy Brodesser-Akner (@taffyakner) January 12, 2021
The biggest badass in this story is whichever Rite-Aid employee told Bruce Willis to fuck off. https://t.co/zGZfCk53CE
— Kelly Turnbull (@Coelasquid) January 12, 2021