by Brandon Butler
AMC’s Political Controversy 6/19/2020

Yesterday California announced that when in public spaces, everyone is expected to wear a mask.

Arnold Schwarzenegger via Twitter:

”This is 100% the right move. This will help us beat this terrible virus. The science is unanimous – if we all wear masks, we slow down the spread and can reopen safely. It’s not a political issue. Anyone making it a political issue is an absolute moron who can’t read.”

AM-effectively-immediately-AMC-will-no-longer-play-any-Universal-movies-in-any-of-our-theaters-C” CEO Adam Aron yesterday on why masks are optional at his theaters:

“We did not want to be drawn into a political controversy. We thought it might be counterproductive if we forced mask wearing on those people who believe strongly that it is not necessary.”

CEO Aron today after “listening to our guests”:

“As we reopen theaters, we now will require that all AMC guests nationwide wear masks as they enter and enjoy movies at our theaters. The speed with which AMC moved to revise our mask policies is a reflection of our commitment to the safety and health of our guests.”

As far as CEO’s go, this guy must have bumbling and coward printed right on his business card. I can only assume he still has a job because AMC’s board has realized this ship has sunk and replacing Aron won’t do any good, so might was well sit back and popcorn.gif.