Cloth masks definitely are not useless against a virus. And most people seem okay with the requirement to wear an external piece of cloth that exists pretty much everywhere that's not a nudist colony, not sure why a mask is such a big ask.Your analogy is flawed.
This issue is not going out and being in public, it is the requirement that one wear an external piece of cloth, ie a mask in order to do so.
Throw in that masks, especially the cloth ones being used by many, are USELESS against a virus and it makes no sense.
Unless of course you are merely trying to show how powerful you are.