ABC News senior national correspondent Terry Moran faced fierce blowback on Twitter late Monday for asking this question about former Vice President Joe Biden:
Do you think this is a good look for a President of the United States?
Or do you think this is a bad look for a President of the United States? pic.twitter.com/stun8U4QY5
— Terry Moran (@TerryMoran) May 26, 2020
Biden, the presumptive Democratic 2020 nominee, wore a face mask while laying a wreath at Delaware Memorial Bridge Veterans Memorial Park on Memorial Day.
Critics turned the tables on Moran, suggesting it was a bad look for him to be posing such a question. Many people noted how Biden was adhering to Delaware’s state rules of wearing a mask in public — unlike President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly refused to wear a mask.
One Twitter user, author Don Winslow, described Moran’s question as “staggeringly stupid.”
“It’s not a fashion accessory. It literally saves lives,” Winslow tweeted.
Many others argued the same:
For Gods sakes is this really up for debate?
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) May 26, 2020
It’s a good look for any decent human being who cares about others.
— Trudi Gilfillian (@TrudiGilfillian) May 26, 2020
Safety and security are always a good look.
I do think the question itself is a bad look for you.
— Michelangelo Signorile, subscribe to my newsletter (@MSignorile) May 26, 2020
This is a staggeringly stupid question.
It's not a fashion accessory.
It literally saves lives. https://t.co/SmxzzNWZKa
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) May 26, 2020
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.