Anti-lockdown protesters have already raised eyebrows with their belligerent behaviour towards healthcare workers.
In several states, counter protests by healthcare professionals, against those trying to get stay-at-home orders lifted, have been greeted by insults and anger from anti-lockdown demonstrators.
Now a photo of an anti-lockdown protester dressed as a nurse has prompted outrage after savvy social media users spotted several clues that the woman might have been pretending to be a healthcare worker.
Carrying a sign that reads “Nurses 4 Opening”, the woman pictured is wearing blue scrubs and a ‘RN’ badge, which stands for ‘Registered Nurse’.
However, a Twitter user immediately spotted the badge appeared to be handwritten. “The hand written RN badge really completes the look,” they wrote.
The hand written RN badge really completes the look https://t.co/B7bSJFQwSO
Safe to say, the idea of someone masquerading as a nurse in order to lobby for lifting measures that are protecting people from catching a deadly virus, was not received well by the majority of people.
Some called the unidentified woman “evil”.
Others questioned if her alleged actions were actually illegal.
@smoothposer Just looked it up and yep, impersonating a nurse is absolutely illegal.
— "A Bloody Fucking Legend" (@"A Bloody Fucking Legend")
There were even comparisons drawn with “stolen valor”, the act of lying about military service.
If we really thought medical frontline workers were heroes this would be considered stolen valor https://t.co/Y641setMWr
— Dr. Kelli Ward 🇺🇸 (@Dr. Kelli Ward 🇺🇸)
When asked to elaborate on the reasoning behind this strategy, Ward replied:
Takes away the Leftist narrative that a few 'brave, overworked healthcare workers' happened to show up ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, wearing the same outfits & postures, on the same day SPONTANEOUSLY. If everyone wears scrubs - no Leftist narrative. That’s why they’re so mad!
Maybe they’re "mad" because lockdown protestors are busy ignoring the frontline workers battling the virus by not staying at home?