I Finally Tried Jennifer Aniston’s Famous Face Mask — and It’s The Most Comfortable One I
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As the world continues to deal with the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic, people aren't quite ready to make light of the global health emergency. Jennifer Aniston was reminded of this reality, after sparking controversy on social media with a COVID-themed Christmas ornament.
On Friday, the actress took to her Instagram Stories to show off her Christmas tree, and zeroed in on a wooden decoration that read, "Our First Pandemic 2020." Critics found Aniston's holiday sarcasm to be highly insensitive, especially considering that many families were forced to skip their annual celebrations this year due to the rising number of cases.
"Cheers to our first pandemic of 2020, where millions of people died! let’s celebrate that on a Christmas ornament!" one user mockingly wrote. Another asked why Jen was "talking about 'our first pandemic' like it's a baby shower."
“cheers to our first pandemic of 2020, where millions of people died! let’s celebrate that on a Christmas ornament!”
— pacho (@sugemidnight) December 26, 2020
why's jennifer aniston talking abt "our first pandemic" like it's a baby shower https://t.co/ih1c38K47W
— rai⁷ 🐱🎄❄️ (@Ionelyandgreat) December 26, 2020
i’ve had enough of rich people..... pic.twitter.com/Ol7418bAVd
— kaz. (@joaquinsjoker) December 26, 2020
Just because u like a celebrity, doesn’t mean u should not hold them accountable. I’m sorry but that’s so insensitive to put an ornament saying “pandemic 2020”. Innocent lives were lost because of this pandemic. We’re not going to celebrate this shit. Do better Jennifer Aniston
— Melissa (@sassy_mel) December 26, 2020
However, many defended the Friends star, reminding fans that she used her celebrity status to encourage people to wear masks and promoted small businesses that were facing financial hardship because of lockdown measures amid the pandemic.
If you’re upset about Jennifer Aniston’s ornament Instagram story - let’s not forget how she plugged small businesses to try to help them in a hard time, and urges people to wear masks in pretty much every post she makes.... #jenniferaniston pic.twitter.com/sZJMC8ACJ8
— anna (jennifer aniston fan) (@fanistonlife) December 26, 2020
jen aniston was one of the few celebrities that used her platform to ask people to support small businesses all around the US during christmas eve (while others were busy posting their fancy dinners) and she really got hate over ONE ornament? what??
— sofi (@gaypresaniston) December 27, 2020
— **Lux** (@Lucy_2287) December 26, 2020
Back in June, Aniston posted a PSA about the importance of wearing a face-covering on Instagram.
"I understand masks are inconvenient and uncomfortable. But don't you feel that it's worse that businesses are shutting down … jobs are being lost … health care workers are hitting absolute exhaustion. And so many lives have been taken by this virus because we aren't doing enough," she wrote alongside a photo of herself sporting a black mask. "I really do believe in the basic goodness of people so I know we can all do this. BUT still, there are many people in our country refusing to take the necessary steps to flatten the curve and keep each other safe."
She finished her note, urging her followers to "please just #wearadamnmask and encourage those around you to do the same."