NXT performer Kacy Catanzaro has posted a video response to criticism over being seen in public not wearing a mask.
Catanzaro received backlash from fans on social media for patronizing a restaurant along with friends prior to the Super Bowl, and were seen not wearing masks.
Catanzaro explained that she has been masking when necessary during the pandemic, and is otherwise following local guidelines.
Catanzaro stated, “I just wanted to get on here and be able to talk to everyone for a minute. I know that people are concerned that I was at a restaurant over the weekend. I want everyone to know that I hear you and I appreciate the concern.
"Here where I live in Florida restaurants are open to a certain capacity. You have to wear a mask when you go in, and when you leave, and really any time that we aren't sitting down at our table we have to have a mask but when we are sitting down to eat or drink we are allowed to take our masks off. I know that that's the part that people saw, that people were upset with. I'm sorry for anybody that is upset.
"I understand your concern and I want you to know that I do care about the safety of others around me and myself and I follow all of the protocol. Luckily for me with work, we get tested at least once a week, if not twice sometimes, and I carry my hand sanitizer with me everywhere. Everywhere that we have to, I wear my mask.
"I'm sorry that this moment made people think otherwise, but I just want you all to know that I hear you, I appreciate the concern, I am looking out for the safety of others around me as well as trying to take care of myself the best I can, and I wish the best for everybody else."
(Credit to Fightful for transcription)