He just got Burrned.
Stand-up comic Bill Burr is going viral after lambasting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over his recent anti-mask mandates, which were imposed despite the Sunshine State’s unprecedented spike in COVID-19 infections. The “F Is for Family” creator dropped the bombshell on his “Monday Morning Podcast.”
Speaking on the Republican’s possible 2024 presidential run, the 53-year-old funny guy fumed, “DeSantis, whoever this guy is — and they have the most grumpiest-looking photo ever — this guy is starting to build stature in 2024, and he says he disagrees on mask mandates.”
The “Breaking Bad” actor, who is known for trashing figures on both sides of the political aisle, said he found it “hilarious” that elected officials who don’t own a microscope or a pair of scrubs are “literally questioning doctors.”
“These f–king piece of s–t politicians,” Burr added. “He knows that that’s what his fanbase wants him to do, so that’s what the f–k he’s gonna do. Unbelievable.”
Later in the podcast, the outspoken “Mandalorian” star took shots at anti-maskers in general, ranting, “People won’t even put on a mask for three minutes to walk into a 7-Eleven to buy beef jerky without feeling like they’re living behind the Berlin Wall.”
The comedian’s criticism comes after DeSantis signed an executive order banning school districts from establishing mask mandates, a week after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that students and staff wear masks amid the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant. The governor’s office is even considering withholding the salaries of public school officials who institute mask mandates in their districts.
And he’s not just cracking down on facewear initiatives. Last week, DeSantis attempted to impose a law prohibiting cruise ships — which were major hotbeds of coronavirus contagion early in the pandemic — from requiring passengers to provide proof of vaccination. However, he was overruled by US District Judge Kathleen Williams, who granted the cruise line’s request for a preliminary injunction.
The policies come after Florida recorded a whopping 134,506 new cases of the coronavirus, marking the state’s highest infection rate in a single week since March 2020. If that wasn’t troubling enough, on Sunday the state reported having the highest number of children — 172 — hospitalized with the virus.