Leigh Allyn-Baker who plays Disney mom Amy Duncan called out for anti-mask stance and supporting Republicans
Baker constantly tweets about the harm caused to children by vaccination, about how the use of masks is dangerous and how Covid-19 is now 'a wild cat and not a tiger'
Actress Leigh-Allyn Baker, best known for her roles in 'Charmed', 'Will & Grace' and 'Good Luck Charlie', has come under fire on Twitter on Saturday, June 27, evening. The outrage was sparked by her response to presidential hopeful Joe Biden. Biden had shared an image of him sporting a mask with the caption, "Wear a mask". The post had some 12 thousand odd comments and one of them was by Baker.
"No thank you. It's not law. Just an overreaching suggestion. But you do you," she said, in response to Biden's tweet. As soon as she put that out, people started to respond back to her tweet, calling her out on her anti-vax and anti-mask stand. "She’s an anti-vaxxer. Just unfollow and move along. She’s the reason cases are spiking, using her celebrity to tell people to basically live a life exposed to bad things. She’s a twitter disease. Doctors and nurses wear masks 12 hours a day for surgeries but SHE knows best," read a comment in response.
People recognized her as Amy Duncan, her character from Disney's 'Good Luck Charlie'. Fans of the character were seen shocked to find out about what she advocates now and above all, the fact that she supports Trump. "Since Amy Duncan is a Trump-loving Republican who refuses to wear a mask, is anti-vax and anti-BLM, let’s all stan our unproblematic Latina queen, Theresa Russo," wrote a user.
"Amy Duncan being an anti-vax Republican Trump supporter man that's why the 'Good Luck Charlie' movie flopped," read another tweet. "Finding out Amy Duncan is republican, anti-vax, and anti-mask is the most devastating plot twist," wrote another.
This is not the first instance of Baker dismissing the use of the mask. On June 25, she shared an article reported by CNN about how the Black Lives Matter protests have not led to a spike in the virus. She shared the article on her Twitter with the caption, "Fantastic! So we can all take our masks off!! Black Lives Matter protests have not led to a spike in coronavirus cases, research says - CNN".
A look at Baker's timeline on Twitter shows that she's been regularly retweeting and sharing articles, videos and personal views that focus on highlighting the dangers of wearing a mask, and even the ones that suggest that Covid-19 is now "a wild cat not a tiger". Her Twitter bio reads, "I am a mother of vax$ine injured children who will be silenced no more" and she also shares material promoting her anti-vax stance on the platform.