Actor Kirk Cameron held another Christmas caroling event outside the Thousand Oaks, California, mall to protest the governor’s stay order.
According to KBC-TV, Tuesday night’s event at The Oaks Mall attracted between 75 and 100 mostly masked people. People of all ages, including children and senior citizens, participated.
The “Growing Pain” actor, 50, shared videos of Caroling on his Instagram story, with a large crowd standing together and singing “The First Noel”.
Moll said he had asked that the event was not held there and described it as “irresponsible”.
The Mall said in a Facebook statement on Tuesday, “In relation to the peaceful protest for The Oaks this evening, we do not condemn this irresponsible – yet constitutionally protected – event. We have shared your concern. “
Cameron confirmed to NBC News that he attended the Carling event and said that all attendees were encouraged to wear masks. He had no further comment.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office could not be reached for comment Wednesday.
The former Child star has held several Christmas events to protest Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay at home. During a press conference on Monday, the governor said that the order was likely to expand into four areas due to an increase in Kovid-19 cases and deaths.
“I have been looking around in my community and seeing the devastation and suffering of people whose businesses have gone bankrupt,” Cameron said in a television interview last week. Suicide. To be abused by them is abuse and I cannot ignore it. I love my neighbors and that’s why I want to give them hope. “
Cameron said he plans to continue hosting Carling.
“This is the land of the free and home of the brave, and there are thousands and thousands of people in our community who will not suffer in isolation and come out to express their gratitude and sing,” he said. “We believe there is immunity in the community, but desolation in isolation.”
Newsom said last week that it was activating the state’s “mass adversity” program to assist local agencies with an increase in coronovirus deaths.
“It’s a deadly disease, a deadly epidemic and we’re in the middle of it right now,” he told reporters. “We are near the end, but we are in the midst of the sharpest peak as it relates to the third wave.”
The state has also ordered thousands of body bags and has dozens of refrigerated storage units.
Newsom said that approximately 32,300 new cases of the virus are reported in the state every day. The positivity rate increased from 6.9 percent at the beginning of December to more than 10 percent from the previous Monday.