On Monday, April 5, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden appeared alongside the Easter Bunny to send the country their Easter greetings since this year's traditional egg roll was canceled.
As the trio greeted the crowd, many noted the Easter Bunny was wearing a special, bunny-sized face mask.
Bidens present masked Easter Bunny at the White House https://t.co/xwI3SCAq1u— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@Disclose.tv 🚨) 1617644219.0
UPDATE - Masked Easter Bunny at the press conference. https://t.co/OGjDZ6NXby— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@Disclose.tv 🚨) 1617647922.0
Of course, there was nothing more outrageous to many conservatives than the Easter Bunny wearing a mask.
Why? It's unclear.
Alrighty then... https://t.co/mlMHIC9w6D— Breitbart News (@Breitbart News) 1617648456.0
THEY PUT A MASK ON THE BUNNY https://t.co/ZbgHR3uGOE— Caleb Hull (@Caleb Hull) 1617642802.0
Such sick people. https://t.co/qTbuKSDVzW— Dr. Marina Lewis Dr.🦋 (@Dr. Marina Lewis Dr.🦋) 1617649560.0
Absolutely incensed by the masked bunny, Republicans on Twitter accused Democrats of being "sick," "tortured souls."
The #DemocratCommunistParty are sick, angry and tortured souls. Their goal is to make us all hate each other, be af… https://t.co/4iaMHV0AWk— C-Bubbles (@C-Bubbles) 1617649529.0
Pure all out form of brainwashing is what that is. Disgusting! https://t.co/Z7f9q6rnRz— PissedOffCanuck (@PissedOffCanuck) 1617647457.0
Many conservatives online also used racially insensitive terms to drive home how little they cared about other people's feelings or safety.
Omg. Do you think Bunny has been Jabbed? Do rabbits carry the China virus? https://t.co/WLCw6qSpKu— Mrs. Sommer (@Mrs. Sommer) 1617646958.0
I can’t believe that stunt Biden pulled with the Easter Bunny. How embarrassing. That Bunny was only wearing one mask!— Carl Liber (@Carl Liber) 1617654164.0
Meanwhile, many liberals on Twitter thought the mask was an adorable way to encourage safe behavior from children.
I LOVE that the WH Easter bunny had a mask on!❤️ https://t.co/LwVwVwXks5— The Honorable Dr Mark “Armenian Abs” (@The Honorable Dr Mark “Armenian Abs”) 1617645563.0
The Easter Bunny has taken special care this year to wear a special mask, wash its paws, and lay the chocolate eggs… https://t.co/dAIVAwFf7w— Dr. Hedy Fry (@Dr. Hedy Fry) 1617564604.0
The Biden administration's willingness to follow CDC guidelines and ask Americans to do the same is a marked difference from the Trump administration.
@ProjectLincoln How wonderful of The Easter Bunny is being a good role model for the kiddos, wearing a mask! LOVE THIS!— 🐱PugsPugs🐱 (@🐱PugsPugs🐱) 1617654690.0
@MarkEllison06 Exemplary rabbit - like the current administration— Janet Rackham (@Janet Rackham) 1617646088.0
Biden also looked forward to next year, telling the gathered crowd:
"We look forward to next year when the White House will ring with joy the season once again and there will be an Easter Egg Roll, God willing."