Los Angeles official says anti-maskers are ‘snowflake weepies’

Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl referred to those who object to mask mandates as “snowflake weepies” on Tuesday during a virtual Board of Supervisors meeting with the county’s public health director Barbara Ferrer.

During the meeting, Ferrer was discussing her relief that a return to indoor mask mandates may not be necessary because new Covid cases were on the decline.

That did not stop Kuehl from targeting critics of mask policies. Kuehl, who announced in June that she would not be seeking re-election said, “I’m particularly struck by the blowback from a number, though not a really significant number of sort of, snowflake weepies about how oppressive it is to wear a mask.”

Kuehl added, “I don’t hear them writing me about shoes, which are actually more oppressive to your feet than wearing a mask on your face but we do that really for health or the requirement to wear a shirt when you enter a restaurant.”

In December 2020, Kuehl was busted after dining outdoors just hours after voting to ban outdoor dining at restaurants in Los Angeles County following concerns over the spread of Covid.

Kuel said at the time, “This is a serious health emergency and we must take it seriously. The servers are not protected from us, and they’re not protected from their other tables that they’re serving at that particular time, plus all the hours in which they’re working.”

The final decision regarding the possibility of pausing the indoor mask mandate for Los Angeles County will be made on Thursday. However, if health officials decide to go ahead with the mandate it would go into effect on Friday.

Local governments in several cities in the county, including Beverly Hills, Long Beach, and Manhattan Beach, have already announced that would not enforce a county mandate on masks. Neighboring Orange County’s Healthcare Agency also said they would not be implementing a mask mandate.

Kevin Dalton, who until recently was running for a seat on the Board of Supervisors posted a clip of the meeting online. He then posted a screenshot of an email he sent to Kuehl saying, “I’m one of those snowflake weepies that you referenced that doesn’t want my family to be forced to wear a mask.”

“It’s hard to describe the amount of disgust I have for your comments,” he added.

Dalton continued, “Unfortunately, there isn’t much to be done in the immediate future but I can promise I’ll be doing everything I can to ensure you’re no longer a Board of Supervisor come the next election.”

Kuehl responded, “You’re in luck coward, I’m done.”

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