Media outlets and personalities criticized the Super Bowl celebrations in the streets of Tampa after cheering on public celebrations of Biden’s presidential victory.
“You can enjoy the #SuperBowl without becoming a #coronavirus superspreader,” the Los Angeles Times tweeted ahead of the big game. “Health experts urge you to do so in a way that won’t risk your health or the health of loved ones.”
Health experts urge you to do so in a way that won’t risk your health or the health of loved ones.
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) February 7, 2021
However, back in November the Los Angeles Times had a different tune during the street celebrations over Biden’s win. (RELATED: Members Of The Media Condemn Tom Brady For Not Wearing A Mask Before The Super Bowl)
On Saturday, after news that Joe Biden had been declared president-elect, the nation’s capital transformed into an all-day celebration, stretching into night, that no barrier could block. https://t.co/xyvhSCB9Gx
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) November 8, 2020
“On Saturday, after news that Joe Biden had been declared president-elect, the nation’s capital transformed into an all-day celebration, stretching into night, that no barrier could block,” the outlet tweeted at the time.
Thousands of maskless Tampa fans flooded the streets, celebrating the Super Bowl win while risking a superspreader event https://t.co/0sQNIWyX0d
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 8, 2021
People took to the streets all across the country to celebrate Joe Biden’s Presidential victory — and Donald Trump’s loss. pic.twitter.com/1n1ir9kLrz
— VICE News (@VICENews) November 8, 2020
The Independent characterized the Super Bowl celebrators as “wild” in a tweet Monday.
“Wild maskless Super Bowl celebrations in Covid variant hotspot spark superspreader fears,” the outlet wrote on Twitter alongside an article.
In November, the outlet wrote neutral coverage on the celebrations in the streets after Biden was elected president.
It wasn’t just media outlets criticizing Super Bowl celebrations, individual personalities partook in the hypocrisy as well.
CBS News anchor David Begnaud deemed the Super Bowl celebrations a “super spreader” event while sharing video of the street celebrations. On November 7, Begnaud tweeted the news that people were running to the streets to celebrate Biden’s win, but didn’t characterize that instance a “super spreader event.
Daily Beast editor Molly Jong-Fast claimed Florida was going to “kill us all” in a tweet shared Sunday night. During the Biden street celebrations the only she had to say is that she hoped Trump was seeing the crowds celebrating his loss.
A virulent new strain of the coronavirus is spreading rapidly in Florida. https://t.co/uNeUblHlMg
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) February 8, 2021
Lastly, Huffpost wrote a piece highlighting the superspreader fears the Super Bowl celebrations sparked after publishing a piece containing “amazing photos” of the street celebrations following Biden’s victory.
Amazing Photos Of Celebrations As Joe Biden Defeats Donald Trump https://t.co/Q8RFhl9Z1d
— HuffPost Australia (@HuffPostAU) November 7, 2020