Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom is facing accusations of hypocrisy after pictures of his son going maskless at summer camp surfaced this week.
Newsom, whose chances of being ousted in an upcoming recall election are very real, can little afford the bad publicity at the moment.
Instagram photos of Hunter Newsom, 10, participating in a basketball camp maskless sparked outrage from social media users who think the governor should follow his own COVID-19 prevention measures.
Damage control: A spokeswoman for Newsom, whose administration has mandated masking at schools for children between the ages of 2 and 11, said the governor pulled his children from the summer camp after learning that unvaccinated children were not wearing masks indoors.
Newsom faced public outcry for flouting his own pandemic rules last November when pictures of him dining maskless at an exclusive French restaurant emerged.