Thu. Jul 25th, 2024
alert-–-ben-affleck-and-jennifer-garner’s-daughter-violet,-18,-demands-‘mask-mandates’-in-passionate-speech-revealing-how-she-contracted-a-‘post-viral-condition’Alert – Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s daughter Violet, 18, demands ‘mask mandates’ in passionate speech revealing how she contracted a ‘post viral condition’

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s daughter Violet has demanded the imposition of ‘mask mandates’ in medical facilities and called for an end to all ‘mask bans’ in a passionate plea to the governing body for Los Angeles County.

The 18-year-old, citing her experience of contracting ‘a post-viral condition’ in 2019, urged the LA County Board of Supervisors ‘to confront the long COVID crisis’ by strengthening pandemic-era protections in hospitals and government buildings.

‘I demand mask availability, air filtration and Far-UVC light in government facilitates, including jails and detention centers, and mask mandates in county medical faculties,’ Violet, who is often seen wearing a face mask, said.

‘You must expand the availability of high-quality free tests and treatment, and most importantly the county must oppose mask bans for any reason. They do not keep us safer.’ 

Violet’s controversial speech was met with both praise and criticisms, with some hailing her as ‘courageous’ and others ‘utterly deluded’. 

Her plea comes just weeks after Dr Anthony Fauci admitted the covid restrictions he put in place during lockdown didn’t do much to ‘slow the spread’ of the virus, and as lawmakers have signaled they’re open to reinstating mask bans amid a rise in clashes at protests.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's daughter Violet, 18, attended the LA County Board of Supervisors meeting where she advocated for 'mask mandates' in hospitals

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s daughter Violet, 18, attended the LA County Board of Supervisors meeting where she advocated for ‘mask mandates’ in hospitals

Violet ¿ who's often seen wearing a face mask ¿ shared her experience of contracting 'a post-viral condition' in 2019; Seen with Affleck and stepmom Jennifer Lopez in 2023

Violet — who’s often seen wearing a face mask — shared her experience of contracting ‘a post-viral condition’ in 2019; Seen with Affleck and stepmom Jennifer Lopez in 2023

She is the eldest of the Argo director, 51, and the 13 Going on 30 star's, 52, three children; Seen with her mom in Los Angeles in 2023

She is the eldest of the Argo director, 51, and the 13 Going on 30 star’s, 52, three children; Seen with her mom in Los Angeles in 2023 

Violet argued that anti-mask measures are making ‘vulnerable members of our community less safe’ and ‘make everyone less able to participate in Los Angeles together’.

She also detailed her experience of contracting ‘a post-viral condition’ in 2019, and said she ‘saw first-hand’ that medicine doesn’t always have answers to the ‘consequences of even minor viruses’.

The teen, introducing herself, told the board: ‘Hi, Violet Affleck, Los Angeles resident, first time voter, I’m 18.’ 

She then shared: ‘I contracted a post-viral condition in 2019. I’m okay now, but I saw first-hand that medicine does not always have answers to the consequences of even minor viruses.’

The eldest daughter of the Argo director, 51, and the 13 Going on 30 star, 52 — who divorced in 2018 — then spoke about the COVID-19 pandemic and how ‘one in ten infections leads to long COVID, which is a devastating neurological, cardiovascular illness that can take away people’s ability to work, move, see and even think.’

‘It stands to exacerbate our homelessness crisis, as well as the suffering of many people in our city. It hits communities of color, disabled people, elderly people, trans people, women and anyone in a public facing essential job the hardest.’

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is the governing body for Los Angeles County, where Violet resides. The Board holds regular meetings where the public can register to speak on specific issues.

Violet was slammed online for her controversial stance on masking, with some social media users branding her speech as a ‘travesty’.

‘Wait wait wait, hold up,’ one X user wrote. ‘Violet Affleck contracted a post viral condition *before* the CV19 pandemic, in 2019, and her family STILL don’t mask around her?!?

‘How many images have we seen of her with her family, & she’s the only one masked?? God what a travesty.’

One echoed: ‘This Violet Affleck kid is utterly deluded. She is still wearing a mask. Masks never worked but in the height of Covid fear, she may have had an excuse that others are wearing one.’

‘Is Violet Affleck the original Karen?’ another user questioned. 

One X user further went on to accuse the teen of ‘gaslighting her audience’, claiming that there are ‘plenty of photos and videos of her NOT WEARING A MASK before, during and after the pandemic’.

‘Why do people choose to believe the opposite of what their eyes prove?’ they added. 

Another questioned: ‘Are there actual mask bans? Is that a thing?’

However, many X users issued their support for the teen, saying she is a ‘hero’ and ‘smart kid’.

‘At 18 she has more courage than some people will ever have in their entire lifetimes,’ one person wrote.

Violet received plenty of praise online for her mask stance. 'At 18 she has more courage than some people will ever have in their entire lifetimes,' one person wrote

Violet received plenty of praise online for her mask stance. ‘At 18 she has more courage than some people will ever have in their entire lifetimes,’ one person wrote

'I wish more celebrities had the courage of Violet Affleck. She¿s only 18 years old and is doing more than any politician,' another person added

‘I wish more celebrities had the courage of Violet Affleck. She’s only 18 years old and is doing more than any politician,’ another person added

'She continues to be even more impressive as a teenager. I can¿t wait to see what she does as an adult'

‘She continues to be even more impressive as a teenager. I can’t wait to see what she does as an adult’

'Extremely impressive how much she fit into that one minute,' someone else chimed in

‘Extremely impressive how much she fit into that one minute,’ someone else chimed in

One person expressed that her famous parents must be very proud

One person expressed that her famous parents must be very proud

Another called Violet 'amazing'

Another called Violet ‘amazing’ 

'Good on you Violet,' yet another commentator wrote

‘Good on you Violet,’ yet another commentator wrote

‘Amazing testimony! Violet is 100% on COVID Twitter. Thank you!’ another added.

‘I wish more celebrities had the courage of Violet Affleck. She’s only 18 years old and is doing more than any politician.’ 

‘Extremely impressive how much she fit into that one minute,’ someone else chimed in.

‘Violet Affleck is Ben Affleck’s daughter. She continues to be even more impressive as a teenager. I can’t wait to see what she does as an adult.’ 

Violet has consistently been seen wearing a mask in the past years, though her parents never publicly explained why.

She was seen wearing one at Michael Rubin’s White Party in 2023, recently in May 2024 while spending time with her mom, and while attending a Broadway show with Ben and her stepmom Jennifer Lopez.

Garner and Affleck also share Fin (formerly Seraphina), 15, and son Samuel, 12.

The former pair met on the set of the movie Pearl Harbor in the early 2000s, but didn’t start dating until later.

Violet has consistently been seen wearing a mask in the past years, long past the COVID-19 mask mandates, though her parents never publicly explained why; seen with Ben in 2021

Violet has consistently been seen wearing a mask in the past years, long past the COVID-19 mask mandates, though her parents never publicly explained why; seen with Ben in 2021

Garner and Affleck also share Fin (formerly Seraphina), 15, and son Samuel, 12; The actress is seen with her three kids in 2018

Garner and Affleck also share Fin (formerly Seraphina), 15, and son Samuel, 12; The actress is seen with her three kids in 2018

The former pair married in 2005. They announced their separation in 2015 after nearly 10 years of marriage, and officially filed for divorce in 2017; seen in May 2014

The former pair married in 2005. They announced their separation in 2015 after nearly 10 years of marriage, and officially filed for divorce in 2017; seen in May 2014

In 2004, shortly after his first broken engagement to Lopez, the two sparked up a romance, before getting married in 2005.

Violet was born that same year in December. Fin followed in 2009 and Samuel in 2012.

The duo announced their separation in 2015 after nearly 10 years of marriage, and officially filed for divorce in 2017.

Garner has since moved on with businessman John Miller.

Meanwhile Affleck rekindled his romance with Lopez in April 2021. The two wed in Vegas in July 2022, followed by a lavish ceremony in Georgia in August. However, the pair’s marriage has been hit by split claims for the past two months.

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