“Die Hard” actor Bruce Willis apologized Tuesday after he was asked to leave a Los Angeles store for refusing to wear a face mask.

  • Willis said he made an “error of judgment.”
  • “Be safe out there everyone and let’s continue to mask up,” he told People magazine.

Page Six originally spotted Willis at a Rite Aid in Los Angeles.

Context:

California — and, specifically Los Angeles — has had a face mask mandate since the beginning of the pandemic. People are asked to wear face masks at all times outside to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

  • California has more than 2 million COVID-19 cases. Los Angeles County has become an epicenter of the virus in recent weeks.
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Willis didn’t get much love on Twitter for what happened. In fact, the Twitter account Cleavon MD slammed Willis for appearing without his mask.

  • To all my healthcare providers in Los Angeles on the frontlines of the pandemic seeing countless patients die. If you see this ‘die hard’ Republican Bruce Willis, just know he was kicked out of a LA Rite Aid on Monday after he refused to wear a mask.”

That said ...

In October, Willis’ wife, Emma Heming Willis, posted a photo of her and her husband with their two daughters wearing face masks outside, BBC News reports.