Since the ongoing coronavirus pandemic hit the United States in March 2020, celebrities have used their social media platforms for good. While some continue to urge followers to mask and social distance, others have called out fellow stars and influencers for continuing to party as the virus continues to spread.
Social media influencers have taken some heat online for hosting large gatherings despite various at-home orders. In fact, TikTok stars Bryce Hall and Blake Gray had a run-in with the law in August 2020 after they violated the Safer L.A. Health Order and the City’s Party House Ordinance.
Ariana Grande is one of many stars who appeared to hit back at influencers and their partying habits during the global health crisis.
“Couldn’t we have just stayed at home for a few more weeks?” she said during an October 2020 interview with The Zach Sang Show. “Like all the other countries were fine and are better than we are. Did we all really need to go to f–king Saddle Ranch that badly that like we couldn’t have waited for the deathly pandemic to pass? Like we are really needed to put on our cowgirl boots and ride a mechanical bull that badly? We all needed that Instagram post that badly?”
While appearing on the “Hollywood Raw” podcast, Bryce also responded to Ariana and said, “She’s not wrong but like unnecessary. Yeah. It’s unnecessary to call out a specific group, especially when there [are] other people doing it.”
Charli D’Amelio has also spoken out and assured fans that she was “being safe” after accusations that she wasn’t social distancing hit the web. In January 2021, the TikTok star and her family received major backlash after a trip to the Bahamas. Charli’s dad, Marc D’Amelio, spoke out about the hate his daughter has been receiving because they traveled amid the pandemic. “It was a family vacation,” he told YouTuber Kevin Wong in a response to people blaming Charli.
“She’s 16, so she has no say in where we’re going. So, you guys can put it on me, but we did what we had to do, you know, we went away,” he continued. “We left a hotbed and went to a place where there was very little corona, but we do take it seriously and we want to protect other people and we don’t take it lightly. It’s a real virus and many people have gotten killed and died from it.”
Fellow celebrities have continued to urge influencers to take accountability for their actions even after they responded. Scroll through our gallery for all the stars who have called influencers out for partying amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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