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Disney fans express outrage over Jason Aldean’s maskless family photo at Walt Disney World

Country Singer Jason Aldean posted a maskless photo at Walt Disney World.

This April 7, 2019 file photo shows Jason Aldean performing “Can’t Hide Red” at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Aldean released his ninth studio album with Broken Bow, the appropriately titled “9.”
This April 7, 2019, file photo shows Jason Aldean performing “Can’t Hide Red” at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
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Country singer Jason Aldean recently posted a family photo from Walt Disney World, showing his entire family without face masks — a true break from the theme park’s policy.

  • Fans have since expressed outrage and raised questions about the photo.

What happened?

Aldean posted a photo on social media that angered some fans, according to Fox News. The photo — which you can see here — was later deleted.

  • One of his daughters can be seen holding a mask in the photo.

Aldean immediately suffered backlash from fans, who expressed anger over the family taking off their masks at the park, according to Walt Disney World News Today.

  • According to Taste of Country, Aldean told one fan “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.”

People wondered about Walt Disney World’s enforcement of the face mask policy and the company’s rules for face coverings.

  • “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,” according to WDWNT.

The policies

Walt Disney World’s face mask guidelines read:

  • “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 are not allowed outside of the relaxation stations, which are spread out throughout the park.

  • The relaxation stations are “controlled areas where face coverings may be temporarily removed.”