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Country Singer Jason Aldean Posts Maskless Family Photo at Walt Disney World, Sparking Discussion About Mask Enforcement in the Parks

Country music singer Jason Aldean shared a picture of himself and his family at Disney’s Animal Kingdom this week in which none of them are wearing masks.

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Walt Disney World’s face covering guidelines state “Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) and Cast Members. Please bring your own face coverings and wear them at all times, except when dining or swimming. You may remove your face covering while actively eating or drinking, but you should be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing.”

Maskless photos (outside of Relaxation Stations) are not allowed at Walt Disney World as they could still pose a threat to safety.

After backlash, Aldean deleted the photo from social media, but not before responding to some angered fans. He replied to one tweet, “Chill out lady. They are in our pocket. We took them off for 5 seconds to take the pic. Believe me, Disney didn’t give us a ‘free pass’ not to wear them. We had them on all day just like everybody else.”

One of his daughters is visibly holding a mask. His youngest daughter is under the age of 2, so not required to wear one.

Discussion broke out about the enforcement or lack thereof of Walt Disney World’s face mask rules. Many were particularly concerned about a celebrity getting away with not wearing a face mask for a picture, while regular guests could be removed from the park for the same thing. It’s also possible Aldean and his family were with a VIP tour guide Cast Member, who should not have allowed them to remove the masks.

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Abdul
Abdul
29 days ago

Which one is his wife, the left one or the right one?

Robyn Marks
Robyn Marks
28 days ago
Reply to  Abdul

Do you often have that trouble telling relative age difference from appearance? Is your excuse to cops that you thought the fourteen yr old was 30something?

Rich
Rich
28 days ago
Reply to  Abdul

The blonde one.

Amy
Amy
27 days ago
Reply to  Abdul

His wife is clearly the one wearing the sunglasses 🕶 to the right of him, all the others are kids dunno if they are all his maybe nieces not sure 🤔

Bella Kate & Grayce's Mommy
Bella Kate & Grayce's Mommy
25 days ago
Reply to  Abdul

Your comment truly deserves no response, but I’ll bite the bullet and ask… WHY?? Whatever your issue is and whatever you’re mad at, take that crap somewhere else!!! What made you think it was even ok to ask something that involves CHILDREN?!?! And who even asks a rhetorical, classless question like that anyway!!!
#youmadbro
#orjealous

Last edited 25 days ago by Bella Kate & Grayce's Mommy
Prince Naveen
Prince Naveen
29 days ago

Man, the mask police just don’t stop! He was right to respond the way he did. The mandate is ridiculous enough, now we have people purposely trolling others on social media.

I was harassed last week in CVS for taking down my mask under my nose…I was in a pretty much empty store in an aisle with NOBODY around me. This craziness has to stop. It’s all political anyway.

Sean
Sean
28 days ago
Reply to  Prince Naveen

Do you believe in law and order? Do you get upset when you see people on the news doing something illegal? Do you think you have a double standard?

Kathy R
Kathy R
27 days ago
Reply to  Prince Naveen

We totally agree with you!

Malinda
Malinda
27 days ago
Reply to  Prince Naveen

I agree! People need to be concerned with what they are doing and leave others alone. If you are THAT worried about contracting the virus stay home!!! You don’t know if some one has a reason to not wear one. I also don’t think many people were able to get close to Mr. Aldean.

Amy
Amy
27 days ago
Reply to  Prince Naveen

I agree!!! Who wants to ruin a gorgeous photo when there’s clearly nobody around!!! And I’m a cancer survivor and had covid late July! I’m an avid Disney fan and traveler who has yet to travel during covid. Waiting until after Christmas. Our December cruise was canceled….but the rule of keeping that on in 100 degree weather even on water rides is insane if there is nobody near you, you should be able to drop the mask. But I do get it completely! Safely is priory! I just hope this nightmare ends soon!

Brian
Brian
29 days ago

I have not listened to his music and barely know who he is, but the optics is bad. You may not have been given a pass by Disney, but you broke the rules anyway. So, “chill out lady” is the attitude of people I personally witnessed in the parks for the past two weeks from Oct 12-22. I’ve had a family stand within three feet of me in line for space ranger spin then the eldest teenage son wedge himself between myself and his mother the next closest. Notices literally everywhere including by audio to follow the rules and what… Read more »

Rik Re
Rik Re
28 days ago
Reply to  Brian

For a photo?? Really??? I think everyone survived.

Rhonda Holden
Rhonda Holden
27 days ago
Reply to  Brian

That’s the problem right there. A lot of people are not following the rules at all. In the photo, it seems all the rules are being followed. All so in the photo, it looks like they found a day where the crowd is really low for the park. I’ve been watching youtubers that are local with their vedioes of the parks their in Orlando Fl. So? You kinda have to take all thing into consideration here.

Tina
Tina
27 days ago
Reply to  Brian

Children are children they don’t always listen. If you are going to a place with children you have to be understanding that it is not germ free. So if you can’t handle germs you have no business being in a place for children.

Alex
Alex
29 days ago

And it’s people like him that will lead us to be stuck in this pandemic for much longer. But muh muh freedom

Ann Lovin
Ann Lovin
28 days ago
Reply to  Alex

No, he was distanced.

Brian L
Brian L
27 days ago
Reply to  Alex

And it’s people like you that are making this okay and will be the reason why the masks will never go away because of the “new norm”. So keep wearing your mask, and we won’t so it looks like we are at a stand still 🤷🏻‍♂️

Tori Jacobs
Tori Jacobs
27 days ago
Reply to  Alex

No chill out! Peoples feedom to take a pic wout a mask will not burden others so chill out stop judegement behavior and realize you less than.01 pecent to die and have still over 99 percent recovwry rate. If your sick old or have a illness than your right is to stay home thats is far fewer those to stay home than those who should go out fine

Pepper
Pepper
29 days ago

Cast members cannot be everywhere. They are laying them off left and right. Disney is doing the best they can but guests have to pick up the slack and do the right thing.

Ann Lovin
Ann Lovin
28 days ago
Reply to  Pepper

Well we were the 2 weeks ago and they were everywhere. Also this family was distanced it was safe.

Len
Len
27 days ago
Reply to  Pepper

I guess the rules don’t apply to him and his family?

Leah
Leah
27 days ago
Reply to  Pepper

It’s a fast picture, get over it!

nineeye
nineeye
29 days ago

We have reached peak stupidity if people are angry that a family took a smiling photo at Disney World.

Karlard
Karlard
28 days ago
Reply to  nineeye

People need to really mind there own business! What does it matter if they wear a mask. As long as u wear yours your safe right?!?! Do they realize the survival rate is 96% just unbelievable how people over react about this virus.

Rhonda Holden
Rhonda Holden
27 days ago
Reply to  nineeye

That’s the thing, how many people would do this exact thing if the opportunity arised for them at the parks like this did for him and his family. It’s not like some cast members was aware of it seeing their in the picture as well.

Amy
Amy
27 days ago
Reply to  nineeye

Right!!!

Leah
Leah
27 days ago
Reply to  nineeye

Agree 💯

Mitchell
Mitchell
29 days ago

Were they in a relaxation area?

If not then NO the rules apply to everyone.

For him to say”chill out last”is an elitist thing to say.

Who is he to tell people to chill out when he breaks the rules. In this day of Trump where people think rules are for everybody else, he’s an asshat

Karlard
Karlard
28 days ago
Reply to  Mitchell

Wow listen to yourself lol!

Amy
Amy
27 days ago
Reply to  Mitchell

Seriously get a grip dude

Brett
Brett
29 days ago

And I suppose you leave your mask on for a quick pic with your family too! Get real people

Jessica Ferry
Jessica Ferry
28 days ago
Reply to  Brett

I do, yeah. And so did pretty much everyone else I saw there. Because if you’re a decent person you’ll respect the rules you agreed to when you entered the park.

Robert Carpenter
Robert Carpenter
29 days ago

I know from experience that when you get a family photo that the photographer will ask if you want a no mask photo.

Jessica Ferry
Jessica Ferry
28 days ago

That’s absolutely not true. It’s a posted rule that masks must stay on at all times when not eating/drinking, even in photos. I’ve been there twice since reopening and never once has a photographer ever offered to break that rule.

Sam
Sam
28 days ago

Lol
No they don’t. I was literally just there. Don’t lie

Kreez
Kreez
28 days ago

No they do not take or ask if you want a mask less picture!!! This is FALSE! From a Disney cast member

Len
Len
27 days ago
Joyce Schimmel
27 days ago

We just got home from WDW. None of the parks’ photographers would take a picture of us without masks on. We asked a couple times and they said no each time

LTC (R) Gary Hermsen
LTC (R) Gary Hermsen
29 days ago

To Jason Aldean: To Jason Aldean: Tens of thousands have safely visited WDW complying with all safety protocols including hundreds of military families. Obviously rules such as do not remove your masks even for photos don’t apply to you. Hopefully DISNEY CORP. will no loner use you for any further business dealings or appearances!

Ann Lovin
Ann Lovin
28 days ago

However it is safe to sit at a eating table w/o a mask and take a picture. We were just there.

Karlard
Karlard
28 days ago

Dude chill out! What a pansy smh.

Drew
Drew
28 days ago

Clown

SWGalaxysEdge
29 days ago

So Aldeen is the latest celebrity POC who thinks they are above the rules.

Daniel R Knott
Daniel R Knott
29 days ago

Looks like the Mom and older daughter have their masks in their upper righthand pocket.

Do you really want your (2020) family vacation pictures with masks on?

Seem important now, but in the future…

Also, no one is around.

Jessica Ferry
Jessica Ferry
28 days ago
Reply to  Daniel R Knott

Yes I do! And I have two trips worth of photos like that! We even have one of us all pointing to our masks. Why? Because we are responsible people who understand that we need to follow the rules we agreed to upon entering the park. You know what else is more important in the future? Being around to be able to look back at the memories from that trip.

Len
Len
27 days ago
Reply to  Daniel R Knott
Jay
Jay
29 days ago

Country trash

Len
Len
29 days ago

Why weren’t they escorted from the park for not wearing masks?

Dailey788
Dailey788
29 days ago

Would consider it’s like just drinking water. outdoor, just pausing. Not like they took off mask entire time, indoor, or on the ride…

Liz Hudson
Liz Hudson
29 days ago

If you look closely you can see their masks in their hands. Take a break people.

Len
Len
27 days ago
Reply to  Liz Hudson

Can we remove masks for PhotoPass? 
No. Per Walt Disney World policy, these photographers are not allowed to take your photo while mask-less.”

BTW: The virus doesn’t “take a break, people”

Jimmy Glenn
Jimmy Glenn
29 days ago

This story is ridiculous… first off you can see face mask in the picture… signifying that they were wearing mask and more than likely took them off for the picture…. I wear a mask everywhere I go and I have been to different zoos and parks. We have taken pictures with and without mask. That doesnt mean we never put them on. Often times the employees of the zoo or parks would tell us we could take the mask off for the picture if we wanted. Let’s not make this a big deal. To Jason and his family, thanks for… Read more »

Bella Kate's & Grayce's Mommy
Bella Kate's & Grayce's Mommy
27 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy Glenn

I ageee 100%

Last edited 27 days ago by Bella Kate's & Grayce's Mommy
Givmeabreak
Givmeabreak
29 days ago

Time to frighten chill out people. Omg. If you really think being maskless is going to KILL you then lock away in your basement forever. Laughable that a CLOTH face covering does anything other than safety theater.

Paula L Berry
Paula L Berry
29 days ago

There’s no one around them and it’s a photo, come on folks, you don’t know if they just took them off for the photo.

Tanya
Tanya
29 days ago

I have been to Disney World a handful of times since opening back up. It was extremely strict the first 2 months but now it’s a little more relaxed with more people going in the park. They can’t keep track of that many people as they did when it 1st opened back up.

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