Los Angeles’ ABC News affiliate reports:
Despite warnings from public health officials to stay home on New Year’s Eve, a number of public gatherings took place throughout Southern California, including another maskless event hosted by actor Kirk Cameron.
In recent weeks, Cameron has openly defied COVID-19 mandates and hosted two caroling events in Thousand Oaks as the region deals with a surge in deaths and cases. Few, if any, could be seen wearing masks or distancing from each other at those events.
The 80s sitcom star hosted another event Thursday night in Malibu. “We’re hoping that we’re going to have hundreds of people here. Please come and join us by candlelight as we sing and as we pray for our country,” he said in a video posted to his Instagram page.
On his Instagram page, Cameron has posted “debunkings” of the effectiveness of face masks. The tweet below is from a California state senator.
Just dropped @KirkCameron a note seeing if he could just stay home and hum quietly to himself this NYE. We’re too busy fighting this peaking pandemic to even mourn our fallen. Please don’t make us spend more time or safety resources on profiteering/PR disguised as prayer/protest pic.twitter.com/6q0CbGNcoG
— Henry Stern (@HenrySternCA) December 31, 2020
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