Hemingway look-alikes urge mask-wearing in Florida Keys

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Ernest Hemingway look-alikes are being used by the Florida Keys tourism council to encourage visitors and residents to wear masks to protect against COVID-19. The men include a former winner and five regular contestants in Key West’s annual “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest. They appear in a short video that debuted Monday evening on Keys’ social media outlets, urging compliance with coronavirus health protocols. The piece was shot in front of Sloppy Joe’s Bar, a hangout for Hemingway when he lived and wrote on the island for most of the 1930s. The look-alikes wear masks over their signature white beards.