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Entry from July 05, 2020
Freedom Mask (face mask)

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic resulted in some requirements to wear face masks. The face mask was sometimes called a “freedom mask” because wearing a mask gave one “freedom” to participate in society again. “Freedom mask” also means a face mask with a patriotic design on it, such as the American flag.

“Tell them its a freedom mask. It protects their freedom of speech so the liberals can’t read their lips” was posted on Twitter by Jon Albright on March 27, 2020. Bill Pullman, who played the president in the film Independence Day (1996), did a public service announcement for July 4, 2020, saying:

“Hello America. I may not be your president right now, but I’ve got to tell you that Fourth of July is still my favorite holiday, and it always will be. This Independence Day, I’m going to be celebrating my freedom in an important way. I’m going to be wearing my freedom mask every time I go into public. That’s right — freedom mask. Because if all of America agreed to wear one of these going into public places, we’d be a little closer to being free to safely go back to places like bars and restaurants and schools and, most importantly, movie theaters.”


Wikipedia: 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019, and was recognised as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020.

Twitter
Jon Albright
@The_Anti_Burger
Replying to @cashmoneyglock @VeryBlackMan and 2 others
Tell them its a freedom mask. It protects their freedom of speech so the liberals can’t read their lips.
11:07 PM · Mar 27, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Terry Davis
@TerryIKON
FREEDOM face mask… https://bit.ly/3bmpL75
11:04 AM · Apr 19, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
I Quit Smoking
@iquitsmokingcig
Call em “Freedom Mask” Maybe a certain group will wear them
11:14 PM · May 10, 2020·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Michele Morrow
@michelemorrow
You know what’s stupid? If trump came out and called it a “freedom mask”, all these dumbasses would actually wear one. Brand them as maga masks, I don’t even care anymore. I just want people to #WearAMask
1:09 AM · May 18, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Patty
@cc_tx
Replying to @ChuckCallesto
There is no such think as a freedom mask.
8:18 AM · May 21, 2020·Twitter for iPad

Twitter
mryap
@mryap
Maybe they can start calling the face coverings as Freedom Mask
Quote Tweet
CNN International
@cnni
· Jun 14
The US Surgeon General urged people to wear face coverings, saying they promote freedom during the coronavirus pandemic: “If more wear them, we’ll have MORE freedom to go out” https://cnn.it/37rfQfw
4:47 AM · Jun 15, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Kenny Reilly
@KReilly16
https://cnn.com/2020/06/14/health/us-surgeon-general-coronavirus-masks/index.html
I always thought there couldn’t be anything more ridiculous than freedom fries. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to put on my freedom mask.
US Surgeon General: Coronavirus face masks promote freedom
The US Surgeon General on Sunday urged people to wear face coverings, saying they will promote freedom during the coronavirus pandemic.
cnn.com
11:54 PM · Jun 16, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Stephen Pike
@MrStephenPike
Just call it a Freedom Mask and you wouldn’t be able to get these idiots to take them off
7:17 PM · Jun 24, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
ASTRAL GQLD ☥ ⚡
@369XRP
Replying to @RealEyeTheSpy
Oxymoron (freedom mask)
9:15 AM · Jun 27, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
I left the cave of MSM. Will you?
@tracybirk1
Replying to @cjtruth
I saw a freedom mask for sale at Walmart.  How freaking idiotic is that?  Freedom to do exactly what we tell
4:04 PM · Jun 29, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Christopher Marin
@_chrismarin_
Replying to @catcontentonly
Gonna wear my freedom mask to McDonalds to get some freedom fries
12:15 AM · Jul 1, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Bethune 白求恩
@StevenHe2015
Replying to @HerbsandDirt and @CdnLiberty
Mask is for your protection. Maybe we should call it ‘freedom’ mask if it makes you feel better?
Please do some research on Korea, Japan, HongKong, Taiwan. They all got covid19 under control because of wearing masks.
It has nothing to do with my rights.
9:39 PM · Jul 1, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Michael E. Newton
@MichaelENewton1
Replying to @jeffwilser
But how will I eat my freedom fries if I’m wearing a freedom mask?
10:53 AM · Jul 3, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
John
@john9668
Replying to @CBSNews
Put a flag on it and call it a freedom mask
1:55 PM · Jul 3, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

The Hollywood Reporter
Bill Pullman Urges People to Wear a “Freedom Mask” in Alamo Drafthouse PSA
2:49 PM PDT 7/4/2020 by Hilary Lewis
The ‘Independence Day’ actor paid tribute to his memorable role as president in the 1996 sci-fi film as he celebrated the Fourth of July by expressing support for face coverings.
Bill Pullman is the latest star to urge people to wear face masks as the number of newly reported cases of the novel coronavirus continues to go up in various states.

The actor filmed a PSA for the Alamo Drafthouse theater chain in which he urges people to wear what he dubs a “freedom mask” as they celebrate the Fourth of July.

Mashable
Bill Pullman invokes ‘Independence Day’ in a PSA for responsible mask-wearing
BY ADAM ROSENBERG
JULY 4, 2020
Bill Pullman wants you all to wear your masks on this pandemic-stricken Fourth of July. Call them “Freedom Masks” if that makes it an easier pill to swallow. It’s accurate, even! If enough people wear masks that we can beat this pandemic back, we may get to enjoy some of our basic freedoms again.

Variety
Jul 4, 2020 3:33pm PT
‘Independence Day’ Star Bill Pullman Tells Americans to Wear Face Masks in Public (Watch)
By Jordan Moreau
(...)
Coincidentally released on Fourth of July, the “Independence Day” actor said he’ll be wearing a “freedom mask” and asked that others do the same.

“Hello America. I may not be your president right now, but I’ve got to tell you that Fourth of July is still my favorite holiday, and it always will be. This Independence Day, I’m going to be celebrating my freedom in an important way. I’m going to be wearing my freedom mask every time I go into public. That’s right — freedom mask. Because if all of America agreed to wear one of these going into public places, we’d be a little closer to being free to safely go back to places like bars and restaurants and schools and, most importantly, movie theaters,” he said.

Twitter
BigDaddyJimmyV
@BigdaddyJimmyV
Got your Freedom Mask? Show the world you’re FREE with this great FREEDOM MASK!
#MAGA2020 #QAnons #TrumpVirus - Order online at https://teespring.com/get-freedom-mask?pid=972&cid=103976
ralphgarman and eddiepence
11:53 AM · Jul 6, 2020·Twitter Web App

(Trademark)
Word Mark FREEDOM FACE MASK
Goods and Services IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Protective face masks not for medical purposes
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 88947861
Filing Date June 4, 2020
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) bricken jonathan INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 18 cross highway east hampton NEW YORK 11937
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

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