Kirk Cameron Organizes Christmas Caroling Protests In California In Defiance COVID Regulations
Actor-turned-evangelical Christian activist Kirk Cameron has been receiving criticism for organizing two Christmas caroling protests in Southern California. The criticism arose after the actor hosted two events where dozens of mask-less people gathered and stood less than six feet apart as they sang Christmas carols. This was a form of protest to the state’s stay-at-home mandate.
Cameron is best known for his role on ABC’s sitcom Growing Pains, where he played the role of Mike Seaver.
Before his second protest which took place on Tuesday night, the 50 year old posted to Instagram revealing that the protest would be held in the parking lot of The Oaks mall, located in Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, which is about 40 miles west of downtown Los Angeles in California.
The mall got word of this and refused to support Cameron’s demonstration. The mall released a statement on social media, including Twitter that read:
“We do not condone this irresponsible — yet constitutionally protected — peaceful protest event planned. We share your concern and have notified the Sheriff’s office. As well, we have reached out to the event planner to ask that they do not use The Oaks as their venue.”
Cameron attended a similar event last week and documented it across his social media platforms as he told his followers that the group would be “celebrating our God-given liberties,” to gather.
The state of California is currently facing a surge in COVID-19 cases. As of Tuesday, the state reports over 1.9 million cases, and tens of thousands of new cases daily.