Josh Brolin apologises for breaking lockdown to visit dad James and Barbra Streisand
Josh Brolin has said that he was 'humbled' by fans who slated him for breaking lockdown to visit his dad James and step-mother Barbra Streisand.
The Avengers star nipped to see Brolin Snr and Streisand, who live next door, with wife Kathryn and children in tow, posting a video of the meet-up.
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“There’s nothing like a good meeting up with family when all you can hear is a distant muffling of what used to be called words,” he captioned, with the family shown standing around their pool wearing face masks.
However, many then took Brolin to task over visiting the ageing couple, and masks or not, putting them in potential danger from the coronavirus.
After taking down the picture, he posted to Instagram, saying that it was 'humbling as hell' to be schooled by fans and followers.
“My father lives next door to us, and we had a plan to go see them and not be near them and that plan was broken and that’s our responsibility. I think it was irresponsible,” he said.
“You know, it’s hard to be honest sometimes. It’s hard to be honest and say, ‘Maybe I screwed up’ and I knew that that was in the air, not because of the responses, but the responses brought me back to my own truth and it’s humbling as hell, man,” he went on.
“Because I know there’s some people out there that [have] no masks, no gloves, no interest in it. They think it’s in your head, that you’ll survive because of immunity that’s created from your own psychic weight.
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“But I know for me that’s not the case, we’ve been very responsible and I apologise about that.”
He added that there should be no judgment in going 'overboard' in terms of protecting each other during what will hopefully be 'a very short time for a very long term solution'.