Republican Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost celebrated the lifting of pandemic restrictions in his state this week by posting a video of himself burning his face mask.
The short video features Yost taking off his mask, dousing it with lighter fluid, then setting it ablaze while the classic Jimi Hendrix song "Fire" plays in the background.
While Yost's video was intended to be lighthearted, many of his Twitter followers called him out for his flippant take on ending public health guidelines that were put in place during a deadly pandemic that has killed 600,000 Americans.
Check out some reactions below.
@Yost4Ohio You needed lighter fluid to light a paper mask on fire? Got it. Not working with the biggest brains over there in Ohio, are we?— Mr. Newberger (@Mr. Newberger) 1622633676.0
@Yost4Ohio It's really pathetic the lengths some in the GOP have gone to about their outrage and anger over a piece… https://t.co/R3cvaECgvt— Pete S (@Pete S) 1622632761.0
@Yost4Ohio No wonder Ohio lags behind so many other states. This is typical of Ohio’s leadership over the past three decades. 🙁— Michael (@Michael) 1622633756.0
@Yost4Ohio Yeahhhhh hey kids don't play with matches, lighter fluid or Republicans.— VorianBetterFetter (@VorianBetterFetter) 1622592218.0
@Yost4Ohio You yourself caught COVID. Mostly because you didn't take it seriously. The deaths of 600,000 Americans… https://t.co/Jg8JF3wML0— Chris McClinch (@Chris McClinch) 1622635424.0
@Yost4Ohio Congrats. Your party has basically turned into the comically dumb mob from the Simpsons— Yair (@Yair) 1622632945.0