Yesterday, John McCain’s daughter shared a Hollywood Reporter article about how the Academy Awards are only requiring attendees provide a negative COVID-19 test on the day of the event, unlike the SAG Awards and Critics Choice Awards, which will require proof of vaccination.
“This is hilarious,” McCain tweeted. “Now can 2 year olds not be forced to wear a mask on a plane, psychopaths?”
This is hilarious.
Now can 2 year olds not be forced to wear a mask on a plane, psychopaths? https://t.co/GJSFyvZ3oB
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) February 10, 2022
OK first, comparing the COVID-19 testing requirements of the Academy Awards to airline policies put in place by Federal Aviation Administration is a false equivalency. So is comparing wearing masks to PCR and negative rapid antigen tests.
Second, why is Meghan so angry about this? That’s what most people who responded to her tweet want to know.
Here’s what they’re saying…
Most 2 year olds don’t have a problem with this, I don’t know why you do.
— Cindy (@CCINDYT7) February 10, 2022
How many two year olds are up for an Oscar?
Everyone there is vaccinated.
Do you even try to think before you tweet?
— Laurie Rodriguez (@ProfessorPongo) February 10, 2022
Good grief. Give it a rest Meg
— Not a cat (@kelsed2020) February 10, 2022
Please STOP calling people who may be overly cautious: ‘psychopaths’! It’s extraordinarily disrespectful and (I’m sure) deeply insulting to these individuals.Why be so unkind?
— Joan Montbach (@JFMNYC) February 10, 2022
We’ll say a prayer for you Meaghan. You’re obviously suffering.
— Grace_Always (@cookingfor5) February 10, 2022
Who would take a 2 year old on a plane in a pandemic?
— Basic (@BasicCityGirl) February 10, 2022
Are you gonna call everyone psychopaths or just yourself?
— India Jenkins (@IndiaJenkins1) February 10, 2022
Maybe next you can discuss the psychological damage active shooter drills are doing to our children. (But I know you won’t.)
— JT in Texas (@JTinTexs) February 10, 2022
Using lower case letters doesn’t make it better if calling someone a psychopath. A person wanting to protect their health and/or the health of others IS NOT a psychopath. A person shooting up a school, store, etc is a psychopath. A person attacking the Capital is a psychopath.
— mybelle0118 (@mybelle0118) February 10, 2022
Yeah bc Oscar producers are the ones making airline rules. pic.twitter.com/iYH3Q10rf3
— Jäçkîē P. M. 😒 (@ilivewmyparents) February 10, 2022
In her most recent op-ed for the Daily Mail, McCain compared requiring children to wear masks to child abuse.
“I know what impact being out in public and trying to communicate with people masked has had on my life,” McCain wrote. “I can’t even imagine what impact studies will show it has and continues to have developmentally on children, who are growing into themselves emotionally, mentally and physically.”
Dude, it’s piece of fabric. Calm down.
Graham Gremore is the Features Editor and a Staff Writer at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.