Bruce Willis admitted to making an “error of judgement” after reportedly being asked to leave a Los Angeles store for refusing to wear a face mask.
The Die Hard actor was pictured entering and leaving a California pharmacy without a face covering.
Willis said, “It was an error in judgment. Be safe out there everyone and let’s continue to mask up.”
Last year, the mayor of Los Angeles ordered face coverings must be worn at all times outside of the home to help fight Covid-19, with certain exceptions – including children under two and people with disabilities.
Many reacted to Willis’s flouting of the regulation, with some labelling him a “Covidiot.” US reporter Olivia Messer said “just pulling the bandana” he was wearing around his neck “over his nose” might have helped.
California, and in particular Los Angeles, has become one of the coronavirus hot spots in the US. Last month, the Golden State surpassed two million recorded cases since the start of the pandemic.