What is an anti-masker?

A person who opposes masks

An anti-masker is someone who is against wearing masks, whether it be for their child or themself. It became a very controversial term in 2020 when anti-maskers refused to wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As COVID-19 spread around the world in 2019 and into 2020, governments initiated lockdowns and mask mandates to curb the spread of the virus. Whenever people traveled to areas with other people, such as stores or gas stations, they were required to social distance and wear masks.

As the pandemic wore on, anti-mask sentiment increased. Anti-maskers became defiant, and sometimes violent, in their refusal to wear masks.

There are various reasons anti-maskers don't like masks. These include a belief that mask-wearing infringes on their freedom, that masks are not effective, and/or that they don't need to wear a mask because they're vaccinated. Some anti-maskers are also heavy conspiracy theorists, believing that covid is not real and just a ploy by the government to control the population.


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Updated August 12, 2021

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