Stacey Abrams is apparently untouchable when it pertains to criticism.
It seems that whenever she is accused of doing something wrong, she always responds the same way, by calling whomever has criticized her a racist.
She’s really outdone herself this time though.
Abrams received significant criticism after sharing a picture of herself maskless in a classroom full of grade schoolers.
To be fair, the sight of an obese woman sitting maskless among a bunch of healthy children who are being forced to wear masks certainly produces some bad optics.
However, Abrams had here defense prepared…
She claimed that anyone criticizing her on Black History Month was a racist.
Stacey Abrams receives backlash for posing maskless with room full of young masked children | Fox News https://t.co/LGCG0mvoVJ
— Bingham Lofts (@BinghamLofts) February 6, 2022
Fox News broke the scoop:
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is facing backlash over the weekend after she visited an elementary school and posed maskless with a room full of young children who were all masked because of a school mandate.
Abrams visited Glennwood Elementary School outside of Atlanta this past week to kick off the third annual African American read-in, where she met with young students and teachers. The principal, Dr. Holly Brookins, took to Twitter after the visit to post four pictures on her Twitter account of Abrams’ visit, which included three pictures of Abrams without a mask, despite the Decatur City Commission reinstating a mandatory masking ordinance last month.
The picture that went viral was Abrams sitting on the floor with her legs crossed and smiling without a mask on while the dozens of children and adults behind her were all wearing masks. Abrams quote tweeted the picture and told Brookins that her visit was “spectacular, delightful, and outstanding.”
Critics Respond to the Viral Photo:
— Angela Morabito (@AngelaLMorabito) February 5, 2022
The person in the above photo who is, by far, at greatest risk from bad COVID outcomes is the only one not wearing a mask indoors, while those who have a very low risk all have their faces covered all day.
This has nothing to do with who is and isn't important. It's Science.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) February 6, 2022
— Glenn Jacobs (@GlennJacobsTN) February 6, 2022
As she always seems to do, Abrams defended herself by making the whole incident about race.
A statement from her campaign called her critics “Shameful” for pointing out her hypocrisy during Black History month:
BREAKING: Stacey Abrams posted this statement on Instagram in response to viral photo of her maskless in a classroom pic.twitter.com/ZvjqNpGJu5
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) February 6, 2022
— New York Post (@nypost) February 6, 2022
Our friends at the New York Post have more on the “racist” criticism towards Abrams:
Editor of the National Review Rich Lowry joked on Twitter that Abrams “is a member of the Democratic elite in good standing—mask hypocrisy is practically a status symbol now.”
Conservative commentator Clay Travis wrote, “The number of left-wing politicians who post photos posing without masks while all the kids around them are wearing masks is stunning.”
In a statement posted online Sunday, Abrams’ campaign said “it is shameful that our opponents are using a Black History Month reading event for Georgia children as the impetus for a false political attack.”
The campaign did not say whether Abrams was maskless for the whole event, and did not return an inquiry from The Post asking for more details.
Confirmation, if any were needed, that Stacey Abrams is a member of the Democratic elite in good standing—mask hypocrisy is practically a status symbol now https://t.co/piZCWAfdyS
— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) February 5, 2022
The number of left wing politicians who post photos posing without masks while all the kids around them are wearing masks is stunning. Here is Stacey Abrams doing it. This is child abuse. pic.twitter.com/actF0YFGrz
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) February 6, 2022
Everything is racist…
That’s her go-to defense always…
— Gad Saad (@GadSaad) February 6, 2022
This will be the picture that ends Stacey Abrams' chances at becoming governor of Georgia. What a tone deaf fool. pic.twitter.com/9L8tcTxdzB
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) February 6, 2022