Kirk Cameron is making his voice – and that of other furious Californians – heard this holiday season to fight the order of stay at the home of California Governor Gavin Newsom amid an increase in coronavirus in the state.
The 50-year-old Growing Pains student presented another protest singing on Tuesday night at The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks, California, featuring about 100 supporters who gathered to sing Christmas without masks.
The crowd varied in age, from small children to the elderly, and they stayed close to each other while singing the lyrics to “The First Claus”, as can be seen in a video posted on the actor’s Instagram Story.
It seems that Cameron was inches from a band playing in front of the crowd. Almost nobody in the video is wearing any protective equipment.
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The Oaks mall reacted to the protest with the holiday theme before it happened, calling it “irresponsible” behavior.
“Regarding the peaceful protest planned for The Oaks tonight, we do not tolerate this irresponsible event – although constitutionally protected. We share your concern and notify the sheriff’s office. We also contacted the event planner to ask them not to use The Oaks as your location, “wrote the mall in a statement posted on its Facebook page.
The mall’s statement sparked several protests from followers, who wrote that they would not “go anywhere near” the mall because of Cameron’s planned feat.
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“Until people are more responsible for their behavior in public and act out of concern and care for others, we will be safe at home,” replied one resident.
Another blamed the mall’s management for allowing the event not once, but twice “at PRIVATE PROPERTY”. “If this happens again and the police are not called to stop it, my family and I will never shop at The Oaks again,” wrote the second commentator.
“You lost my respect in the Pacific,” said another. “The fact that the post still alludes to this being a peaceful event is confirmation that the mall IS tolerating events, and is probably being paid under the table for that. You lost so many locals,” muttered another.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to Fox News’s request for comment.
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The famous kid actor’s event on Tuesday is not the first he orchestrated this month. On December 6, Cameron faced a reaction after hosting a peaceful protest as a way to circumvent the order to stay in the government’s home.
In another video posted on his Instagram, the actor claimed that the first protest was attended by “more than 500 people” before an “encore protest” was held on December 13 in Thousand Oaks, California. He planned the event in conjunction with Sing It Louder USA.
“If you love God, if you love Christmas and love freedom, you don’t want to miss it,” said Cameron. At the time, the Los Angeles Times reported that less than 100 ICU beds were available in LA County.
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Cameron responded to the reaction during a virtual appearance on “Fox News @ Night”.
“All I can say is that I am watching my community and seeing the devastation and suffering of people whose business has gone bankrupt, people dealing with anxiety, depression, suicide on the rise, the abused being quarantined with their abusers, and I can just ignore it, “he said.
“People are just crying out to come and be part of [the events]”Added Cameron.” This is the land of the free and the home of the brave and there are thousands and thousands of people in our community who prefer not to suffer in isolation and go out to sing and express their gratitude because we believe that there is immunity in the community, but there is desolation in isolation. “