Before the holiday weekend, the United States Army Twitter account posted a short video.
The clip, captioned “The week is almost done! Time for some step-by-step #motivation!! What’s your favorite 🎶 cadence 🎵 ?” inspired thousands of comments.
But not for the right reason.
Users were outraged that the soldiers were wearing masks while marching outside.
Conservative influencer Tim Young tweeted “aren’t they all vaccinated? Why are they wearing masks outside?”
Columnist Kurt Schlichter also took a shot at the army, calling them a “disaster.”
Paul Joseph Watson tweeted simply “China and Russia continue to laugh hysterically.”
By the time the weekend was over, the original tweet had been “ratioed,” receiving more negative comments than likes.