Three New Jersey legends have a message for all New Jerseyans: Just “Wear a friggin’ mask!’
New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy tweeted Wednesday a photo of a billboard featuring rock stars Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and comedian Jon Stewart donning face masks for the #MaskUpNJ campaign.
“As we enter the holiday season, it’s important to stay vigilant about #COVID19,” Murphy wrote Wednesday.
The men teamed up with the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund for the cause.
“Teamed up with some fellow New Jerseyans to encourage everyone this holiday season to wear a friggin’ mask,” Springsteen tweeted. “Let’s all come together and #MaskUpNJ so we can get back to what we do best – singing along and dancing together.”
Many people on social media found the message inappropriate.
“Great language for our children to see,” tweeted New Jersey resident Jessica DeCaro.
“Brilliant. And where exactly did they get their medical degrees from?” asked resident Thomas Michaels.
“Who cares what the elite say,” another Twitter user wrote. “They are so removed from reality.”
Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday that anyone who’s traveling outside the immediate region — New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Delaware — must self-quarantine for 14 days after returning.
He also advised residents not to travel for the holidays.
“Given the increased risk of spreading COVID-19 for both residents who travel outside the state and for visitors into the state, New Jersey continues to strongly discourage all non-essential interstate travel at this time,” Murphy said.
NJ.com reported there were an additional 4,073 coronavirus cases and 50 deaths the day before Thanksgiving.