Governor Gavin Newsom has again stirred up controversy after he was recently photographed with friends dining at Paris Lavatory, one of LA’s ritziest and most exclusive tent dining establishments.
With Covid raging across the state and government mandated shutdowns forcing millions out of work, homeless tent communities are springing up across LA. Some of these communities feature McMansion-sized tents replete with showers, refrigerators, air conditioning and outdoor wading pools.
While touring one of these “high-end” homeless communities, searching for ways the state might generate revenue from them, Governor Newsom and associates dined at Paris Lavatory, a $500 a plate tent dining establishment.
Witnesses report the governor and friends dined without masks inside the tent.
“The governor sincerely regrets his decision to dine indoors without a mask. He was under the mistaken impression that tent dining didn’t really qualify as indoor dining,” said Charles Watson, spokesperson for the governor. “However, the governor was extremely impressed with how Californian’s are battling through adversity, building communities and engaging in commerce. He looks forward to finding a way to tax the shit out of it.”