Bruce Willis is speaking out after being pictured entering a Southern California place of business without a face mask on Monday.
The Die Hard star, 65, released a brief statement to People on Tuesday, in which he said the move ‘was an error in judgment.’
‘Be safe out there everyone and let’s continue to mask up,’ he added.
Missing a mask: Bruce Willis is speaking out after being pictured at a Southern California place of business without a face mask on Monday
Despite California government issuing strict rules that have been in place for months, the Hollywood actor had been pictured shopping inside a Los Angeles pharmacy store without wearing a face mask.
It was reported that Willis even refused to cover up when entering the RiteAid store in LA, even though he was seen to be wearing a scarf around his neck that easily could have been pulled up over his mouth and nose.
A representative for the actor did not immediately respond DailyMail.com’s request for comment at the time, though pictures clearly show him flouting the strict government guidelines as he walked around and while leaving the retail outlet.
A report by PageSix claims that fellow shoppers became upset when the Fifth Element star was seen without a facial covering, and he ended up exiting the shop without making his purchase.
Speaking out: The Die Hard star, 65, released a brief statement to People on Tuesday, in which he said the move ‘was an error in judgment’
‘Be safe out there everyone and let’s continue to mask up,’ he added; seen here in 2019
Masks are required in all indoor spaces in California, while people can choose to not wear them outside as long as they are at least six feet apart from others.
The sighting comes after the California coronavirus death toll has now topped 30,000, with Los Angeles becoming the epicenter of the worst-hit places by the pandemic.
Ten people are testing positive every minute, and residents have even been advised to wear masks inside their homes, let alone when they are out shopping and mixing with other people.
Meanwhile, Willis has made no secret of the fact that he has been quarantining in large groups, and recently shared a rare photo alongside his wife Emma, 42, and their two daughters Evelyn, aged six, and Mabel, eight, from over Christmas.
His tribe: It comes after Bruce shared a rare photo alongside his wife Emma, 42, an their two daughters Evelyn, aged six, and Mabel, eight, over Christmas
The family wore red and black plaid pajamas as they stood outside their impressive mansion.
In her caption, Emma said that she put her camera on a ladder, set a timer and crossed her fingers.
She added ‘that’s 2020 for you’ as she said a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to her followers.
‘From our party of four to yours,’ added Emma. Bruce shared the image as well with the same caption and tagged his ex-wife Demi Moore as well as the three daughters he had with her.
‘We miss you guys,’ added Emma. The modern family is very close and often spend time together in Idaho.
Group fun: Bruce also revealed that he had been quarantining with ex-wife Demi Moore last year along with their three adult children and friends
Cozy: Demi also shared this snap herself with Bruce and their crew last year
Bruce and Demi were wed from 1987 until 2000. Demi shared her own Christmas images with her kids as well as several friends as they spent time in Idaho.
Bruce’s daughter Rumer recently urged people to ‘wear a damn mask’ after being exposed to coronavirus.
The star ranted on social media after being in contact with someone who didn’t tell her they had experienced symptoms, and wasn’t wearing a face covering, leaving her ‘exposed’ to the virus.
Taking to her Instagram Story, she wrote: ‘It’s not up for discussion anymore! I don’t really care what you want to do for yourself but for others WEAR A DAMN MASK!
‘I was exposed to Covid today because someone didn’t feel the need to speak up about symptoms or wear a mask and I’m gonna be honest I’m pretty freaked out and angry. It’s not that difficult to be a decent human being and protect yourself and others. (sic)’
Mask up: Bruce’s daughter Rumer recently urged people to ‘wear a damn mask’ after being exposed to coronavirus. The star has ranted on social media after being in contact with someone who didn’t tell her they had experienced symptoms