Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's daughter Violet makes passionate plea for renewed mask mandates

Los Angeles, California - During a civic forum, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's 18-year-old daughter, Violet Affleck, spoke out in favor of reintroducing the mask requirement.

During a civic forum, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's (r.) 18-year-old daughter, Violet Affleck (l.), spoke out in favor of reintroducing the mask requirement.
During a civic forum, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's (r.) 18-year-old daughter, Violet Affleck (l.), spoke out in favor of reintroducing the mask requirement.  © IMAGO / UPI Photo

Until now, she has rarely been in the spotlight, which is why the web was all the more astonished when the celebrity couple's eldest child spoke openly about her "post-viral condition" at a public forum in Los Angeles.

In an emotional speech, she spoke of having suffered greatly from a flu-like infection and its aftermath in 2019.

"I'm okay now, but I saw first-hand that medicine does not always have answers to the consequences of even minor viruses," the teen said.

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When the Covid-19 pandemic broke out a year later, this was made even clearer to her.

With Long Covid patients in mind, Violet, therefore, called for "mask availability, air filtration, and far-UVC light in government facilities, including jails and detention centers and mask mandates in county medical facilities."

The internet reacted to Violet's demands with mixed reactions.

Violet Affleck gives passionate speech and calls for compulsory masks

"We must expand the availability of tests and treatment. And most importantly, the county must oppose mask bans for any reason," Violet said.

"They do not keep us safer. They make vulnerable members of our community less safe and make everyone less able to participate in Los Angeles together."

On social media, some users reacted with understanding, while others received the comments with derision. What do you think?

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