Matthew McConaughey, the actor, posted a photo of himself wearing a mask in what appeared to be the middle of nowhere on Friday.
“On a bridge, build more,” he wrote on Twitter along with a featured photo of himself standing alone in a desolate outdoor region.
on a bridge, build more pic.twitter.com/l6KhWkWjMR
— Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) May 14, 2021
Social media users quickly began mocking the actor, who appears to still be wearing a mask if the photo was taken the same day he posted it, despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcing it is lifting indoor and outdoor mask requirements for people who are fully vaccinated.
Dude! Wtf Matt! You sold out?!! Whyyyyyy??!
— Rhonda Dawn (@777starddust) May 15, 2021
Dude , I admire you big time, but why in the hell are you wearing a mask out there???
— turnaroundtails (@ShumateDax) May 14, 2021
— Danny Kushmer (@DannyKushmer) May 17, 2021
McConaughey has urged the public to get the coronavirus vaccine, but it is unclear whether or not he received one. Then, on the Fourth of July last year, the actor joked that in order to see America’s next birthday, everyone should “wear the damn mask.”
In March, McConaughey said he was “dumbfounded” by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) decision to repeal the state’s mask law, describing face coverings as a “minor inconvenience” that would lead to “more freedom” later on. He’s been toying with a run for governor in Texas, even topping a recent poll on a possible matchup against Abbott. The Oscar-winning star, who previously said a run for Texas governor remained a “true consideration,” has been “quietly making calls to influential people in Texas political circles, including a deep-pocketed moderate Republican and energy CEO,” according to Politico, which added the Lone Star State native is gauging the political climate ahead of formally tossing his hat into the arena.