Americans don’t seem to get that other countries exist and/or have responded differently to COVID-19, and some of them far more successfully.
Americans are often mocked for their America-centric worldview, and that perspective was on full display when they self-righteously attempted to destroy Chris Hemsworth for sharing pics at a maskless ’80s-themed party.
Almost immediately, Hemsworth fans from the other hemisphere jumped in to defend the Marvel star and his friends — including Idris Elba (leading to “Thor 4” speculation) — because they’re doing absolutely nothing wrong.
While America struggles to turn the corner and get a grip on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many other nations, including Australia, had far more successful mitigation efforts to the point they are effectively Covid-free, even before there was a vaccine.
These nations are proof that responsible social distancing and mask wearing make a difference, but they also didn’t have partisan bickering turning basic science into political issues.
And, as it turns out, they both feel bad for Americans and are pretty relentlessly mocking them in the comments for thinking that every other country must be dealing with COVID-19 exactly the same way (poorly) as Americans and that we’re all at the same stage in our responses.
That perspective is at least part of why America has handled the pandemic response so poorly, because it refuses to acknowledged and see that there might be a better way to handle something than whatever America comes up with.
Hemsworth has not chimed in with any responses to the Americans trying to shout him down for not wearing a mask in a country that really only deals with positive cases from people flying in from countries who don’t have a grip on their outbreak — like the U.S.
But he doesn’t really need to, as he’s got plenty who’ve already done so, and their responses are pretty great.
When they’re not making fun of the Americans for judging something they apparently know nothing about, they’re also wondering if Idris Elba’s appearance in the photos means that his character, Heimdall, may be getting set up for a return to the world of “Thor.”
It’s also, of course, possible that he and Hemsworth are just friends from having worked together so many times over the years. And for the record, he doesn’t have to wear a mask, either. Australia is not America. Well, we’ll let the commenters tell us all. Here are some hilarious highlights: