Photos on social media appear to show Mayor Muriel Bowser celebrating his next birthday in Washington, DC and posing for mask-less photos with comedian Dave Chappelle hours before the city’s mask mandate went into effect.
“When you asked the DJ for the mayor !!! Happy birthday @mayor_bowser,” a caption on an Instagram post posted by user Jeffrey Mercer on Friday night said, accompanied by photos of Bowser and Chappelle attending a party. Bowser’s birthday is Monday.
Bowser announced a mask warrant in the city on Thursday, saying all residents would be required to mask themselves from 5 a.m. on Saturday.
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Her office did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request to comment on the photos or whether the mask’s warrant went into effect on Saturday so that she could celebrate her birthday on Friday.
Bowser had also announced that Chappelle, from DC, would be in town this weekend, including at a hymn show on friday.
“DC is open and we are very proud to welcome Dave Chappelle to our home,” Bowser said in a press release Friday. “Washingtonians have waited months to be able to enjoy shows like this again, and it makes it even nicer to be able to reopen one of our favorite places with a performance by one of the world’s most beloved comedians. and native of DC, Dave Chappelle. “
Meanwhile, her Twitter account posted messages on Friday urging people to hide and “stay together,” and also directing citizens to vaccination and testing sites.
DC MAYOR DID NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT HIS OWN COVID RESTRICTIONS TO ATTEND BIDEN VICTORY SPEECH, DEFENDS “ESSENTIAL TRIP”
Bowser had previously been criticized for breaking her own coronavirus restrictions in November to attend President Biden’s election victory speech in Delaware, which at the time was considered a “high-risk” coronavirus state. Its staff, however, defended the trip and said it was an “essential trip”.