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Comedian Rob Schneider Ridicules ‘Emperor’ Newsom Over Thanksgiving Guidelines

Photo from Rob Schneider’s Instagram

Comedian Rob Schneider Ridicules ‘Emperor’ Newsom Over Thanksgiving Guidelines

Staff Writer

Outspoken conservative comedian Rob Schneider ridiculed California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recent 2020 regulatory guidelines for gathering during Thanksgiving celebrations.  

“Dear Emperor @GavinNewsom,” the actor and Saturday Night Live alumnus tweeted. “During our allotted 3 family limit this Thanksgiving, if my Aunt comes over, can I throw her a slice of turkey from the window? We promise NOT to sing… we will all just whisper, ‘PLEASE RECALL DIPS— GAVIN NEWSON!’”

Schneider’s comments come after Newsom released the following holiday celebration guidelines: 

  • Gatherings should be two hours or less.  The longer the duration, the risk of transmission increases.
  • Shared items should not be used during a gathering. As much as possible, any food or beverages at outdoor gatherings must be in single-serve disposable containers. If providing single-serve containers is not possible, food and beverages must be served by a person who washes or sanitizes their hands frequently, and wears a face covering. Self-serve items from communal containers should not be used.
  • Seating must provide at least 6 feet of distance (in all directions—front-to-back and side-to-side) between different households.
  • Check out the full set of guidelines here. 

For families who use the upcoming holiday as a chance to gather together with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, the guidelines seem like excessive government overreach.

Families are not the only ones who find fault with the new restrictions.

Multiple medical professionals think the time has come to reopen large portions of society.

The California Globe reported on a letter signed by doctors and scientists citing the harmful effect closures and restrictions have on people:

“Coming from both the left and right, and around the world, we have devoted our careers to protecting people,” more than 12,000 Epidemiologists, infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists said in a letter. “Current lockdown policies are producing devastating effects on short and long-term public health. The results (to name a few) include lower childhood vaccination rates, worsening cardiovascular disease outcomes, fewer cancer screenings and deteriorating mental health – leading to greater excess mortality in years to come, with the working class and younger members of society carrying the heaviest burden. Keeping students out of school is a grave injustice.”

Over 116,000 members of the general public have signed the letter.

“Keeping these measures in place until a vaccine is available will cause irreparable damage, with the underprivileged disproportionately harmed.”

Schneider’s commentary about the Thanksgiving guidelines is not the first time he has roasted the California governor.

Schneider previously noted how Newsom’s winery was conveniently allowed to stay open while bars and restaurants around the state were forced to close.