In a regular world, having your marriage officiated by Ruth Bader Ginsburg would be inspire worldwide jealousy.
But in the age of the pandemic, sharing a picture of the Supreme Court's eldest justice standing mere feet away from an unmasked couple probably didn't have the positive effect one happy couple was hoping for.
Twitter user Barb Solish shared the photo featuring an unmasked RBG with pride, but Twitter felt she should be ashamed of the event.
2020 has been rough, but yesterday was Supreme. https://t.co/k9wBXtSCEm— Barb Solish (@Barb Solish)1598892352.0
Twitter felt bringing RBG, who has suffered from multiple cancer diagnoses in the past several years, to a maskless wedding was the height of irresponsibility.
exposing an 87 year old woman who is being treated for cancer to possible infections isn’t the flex you think it is https://t.co/I3dvvdTQgr— felon degeneres (@felon degeneres)1598935234.0
@barbsolish @dkazin Congrats, but also this was incredibly reckless & I’m furious that RBG put her health at risk, JFC.— Serenity Now! (@Serenity Now!)1598923355.0
@barbsolish @dkazin Honestly... The ramifications of her getting sick at a wedding ( which has been happening) coul… https://t.co/fKPUxtlM4J— Salty John (@Salty John)1598904035.0
The loss of Ginsburg, a stalwart liberal voice in the Supreme Court, would be devastating to the safety of many at risk Americans.
i'm sorry but did you just invite maybe the single most valuable human life in this country to a public gathering i… https://t.co/IB6L8Kfg3W— Law Boy, Esq. (@Law Boy, Esq.)1598920933.0
@dTrixieF @The_Law_Boy Our rights are currently dependent on her survival.— Matt Mulligan (@Matt Mulligan)1598928913.0
@barbsolish @dkazin Lol thinking about all the rights that are dependent on RBG staying alive and how many lives wo… https://t.co/9sLxE6H7ZL— Ted 🇭🇹 (@Ted 🇭🇹)1598930655.0
Solish returned to her thread later on to make sure people knew she and her husband had both tested negatively for the virus prior to the ceremony.
And don't worry, we tested negative!— Barb Solish (@Barb Solish)1598892365.0
I don’t see her wearing a mask, unless of course she’s wearing a Ruth Bader Ginsburg mask https://t.co/8BFT1sgC2A— Dinesh D'Souza (@Dinesh D'Souza)1599090517.0
I might not have Christmas with my grandparents for the first time in my entire life, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg is at… https://t.co/9LcPq2PDWQ— allison (very normal) (@allison (very normal))1598922391.0
Many online felt they've been depriving themselves of the outdoors to protect vulnerable lives like Ginsburg's.
Such precautions are useless everyone agrees to respect them.
just got back from a wedding where I had the time of my life. I got to meet ruth bader ginsburg and shaking her han… https://t.co/WAgFsbKz4g— Patrick (@Patrick)1598971041.0
@barbsolish @dkazin If I were rich enough to do something this bizzarely selfish I would be far too embarrassed to post about it— Jordan (@Jordan)1598927988.0
@barbsolish @dkazin My son & his fiancé have postponed their wedding twice so far. Was going to be officiated by… https://t.co/tHAsseTntP— Abraham Fisher (@Abraham Fisher)1598974793.0
The life of RBG is too valuable for any couple to risk.
i do think Biden will probably win but i don't think i'm "invite RBG to an in-person wedding" confident— the rent canceler (@the rent canceler)1598920143.0
does RBG just laugh in the face of death now? https://t.co/0qe05IXwpI— Siraj Hashmi (@Siraj Hashmi)1598916500.0
Can we all please agree to keep Ruth Bader Ginsburg safe until the pandemic has passed? Please and thank you!