Actor Kirk Cameron has no plans to stop hosting Christmas caroling protests of California’s coronavirus restrictions and lockdown.
Cameron hosted a second protest Dec. 13 in Thousand Oaks, California, according to his Instagram. Roughly 500 people joined the first protest. Video of both protests showed little social distancing and almost no masks.
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“If you love God, if you love Christmas and you love liberty, you’re not going to want to miss this,” Cameron said in a video promoting the second protest. (RELATED: Michael Rapaport Slams California COVID-19 Restrictions After Seeing Flea Market Open)
The actor received backlash in his comments section with people calling the protest with no social distancing “disrespectful and disappointing.”
The newest coronavirus restrictions in California went into effect after hospital capacity fell below 15%.
Cameron defended his Christmas caroling protests during Wednesday’s appearance on “Fox News @ Night.”
“All I can tell you is that I’m looking around in my community and I’m seeing the devastation and the suffering of people whose businesses have been bankrupted, people dealing with anxiety, depression, suicide is spiking, the abused being quarantined with their abusers, and I can’t just ignore that,” he said.
Cameron claimed he plans to hold more events during the appearance.
“People are just clamoring to come and be a part of [the events],” Cameron said. “This is the land of the free and the home of the brave and there are thousands and thousands of people in our community who would rather not suffer in isolation and come out to sing and express their gratitude because we believe that there is immunity in community, but there is desolation in isolation.”