He may not have won a trophy — but he sure went home with the audience’s approval.

Viewers of Monday’s 2022 Emmy Awards are praising comedian Bill Hader for wearing a mask during the award show.

Hader — nominated for five Emmys for HBO‘s “Barry” — sat at a table alongside his co-star Henry Winkler, wearing the KN95 mask which earned him high marks for his COVID-19 prevention.

“Bill Hader (seated next to 76-year-old Henry Winkler) is virtually the only person in the Emmys crowd wearing a mask,” praised one social media watchdog.

“Respect to Bill Hader for unabashed mask wearing at a high-profile event,” a fellow tweeter chimed in, as another commented: “Bill Hader is the only celebrity wearing a mask in a room full of high powered peer pressure. Let this example help you next time you feel like the weirdo. Weird is good.”

The 44-year-old actor, who previously revealed he suffers an autoimmune condition, got several shout outs from people in the disabled community who felt represented.

“Bill Hader was the ONLY one wearing a f–king mask. Believe me, my multiply disabled, high risk a– noticed,” exclaimed a fan.

“SOMEONE AT THE EMMYS PLEASE THANK BILL HADER ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE DISABLED COMMUNITY FOR WEARING A MASK AT THE EMMYS,” added another.

Bill Hader's show "Barry" had 12 nominations at last nights Emmy Awards.
Bill Hader’s show “Barry” had 12 nominations at the Emmy Awards.
Christopher Polk/NBC via Getty Images
Several people with an autoimmune condition said they felt represented at such a high-profile event.
Several people with an autoimmune condition said they felt represented at such a high-profile event.
Christopher Polk/NBC via Getty Images

The Post has reached out to Hader for comment.

Despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and several states suspending many COVID-19 restrictions, some people with disabilities still live in fear of contracting the virus.

“I thought, ‘If I get COVID, it’s going to cost a s–t ton of money,’ ” Hader told the Hollywood Reporter earlier this year. “And so I was very, very strict. I put myself under a lot of pressure. I just don’t like that that’s taking up space in my brain when I have all this other
s–t I’m trying to do.”

The “Saturday Night Live” alum also revealed that he barely left his house from March 2020 untiil he was fully immunized in 2021 and allegedly instituted very strict COVID-19 measures while filming the latest season of “Barry.”





Source link

About Author

Tyler Cowan