An NBC reporter was forced to admit during his live segment about people enjoying the weather and not wearing masks that some members of his camera crew were also not wearing masks during the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.
Reporter Cal Perry was broadcasting from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, a popular tourist spot for people from Illinois, for Memorial Day and noted how he was one of the few people wearing a mask and no one seemed to be worried about their safety.
"I haven’t met anybody who is. I met some people two from Lake Geneva, they’re worried about the second spike. At the same time, they’ll add, this is a place that relies on that business. People here want a little bit more funding to these programs, stay closed. Again, I think they felt the Supreme Court made the decision it’s time to open up. Nobody’s wearing them," he told MSNBC's Katy Tur.
Perry had also tweeted about people not wearing masks.
Memorial Day weekend in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.— Cal Perry (@CalNBC) May 24, 2020
Most folks up visiting from Illinois (where masks are required) to Wisconsin (where they are not).
Just about everything is open. #MSNBC pic.twitter.com/D8Md03kxOc
As Perry was wrapping up the segment, a bystander recording on his phone also noted that his cameraman was also not wearing a mask, which Perry acknowledged.
The bystander's video was later posted on social media, to much praise.
You asked for it! Gotta love Cal Perry reach out and touch the cameraman who is not wearing a mask and is not social distancing...and who also touched his face. Breaking ALL the rules! pic.twitter.com/5UGQHTmNOX— Deana921 (@Deana921) May 26, 2020