Filmmaker and activist Ami Horowitz hit the streets of NYC to find out why fully vaccinated people are continuing to wear masks while walking around outside.
The majority of those interviewed admitted peer pressure is the main reason for keeping the masks on. “Why are you wearing your mask outside?” Ami asked New Yorkers.
One girl answered, “It feels weird not to.” “I just like it. I got used to it. I don’t mind wearing it,” another woman said.
One masked man who said he was vaccinated responded with a blank stare which he held for several seconds after being asked why he still wears a mask outside.
A young lady walking with her friends told Horowitz, “I feel like I have to wear it. I don’t know why, I just want to wear it.” Multiple people said they may never take the mask off!
“I feel like I won’t take off my mask until everybody does,” one girl explained.
A couple of guys mentioned social anxiety and mental health as reasons for waiting to remove the face diapers.
“There’s just a lot of anxieties with taking the mask off, you know, for the first time,” one man said.
Proving the mask has become a political issue, one person claimed wearing one is a “bit of a protest.” A double-vaccinated woman who also already had COVID-19 said she still wears a mask when outside because she’s been so infuriated with people who didn’t wear one the past year.