With nearly 14 million confirmed instances of coronavirus within the U.S. and greater than 271,000 deaths, folks have been suggested to put on masks, social distance, keep away from giant gatherings and keep residence. However not all celebrities have been heeding these warnings, and plenty of stars confronted backlash for violating COVID-19 security pointers.
Kim Kardashian got here beneath fireplace in October 2020 for her lavish 40th birthday celebration. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star flew her household and closest buddies to a non-public island.
Although the KKW Magnificence mogul stated her visitors underwent “2 weeks of a number of well being screens” and quarantined earlier than touring, critics voiced their considerations throughout social media and criticized the extravagance at a time when 1000’s are struggling after dropping their jobs. Kardashian’s sister Khloé Kardashian was amongst these who later came to her defense.
“This 12 months is a irritating 12 months, I get it. I believe there’s so many frustrations occurring for everyone,” the Good American cofounder stated on The Ellen DeGeneres Show shortly after the incident. “But in addition, it’s her fortieth and that is one thing that she needed to do for us, it was such a pleasant factor.”
Like her massive sister, Kendall Jenner additionally made headlines for the way she commemorated her 25th birthday in October 2020. The Victoria’s Secret stunner’s Halloween-themed bash was attended by stars like The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Hailey Bieber and Jaden Smith. Jenner’s visitors have been temperature checked earlier than being allowed into the get together at Harriet’s Rooftop at 1 Lodge in West Hollywood.
Whereas stars like Keith Urban and John Legend carried out intimate concerts for fans from the security of their respective houses, Chase Rice placed on a jam-packed in-person show in Tennessee in June 2020. In now-expired movies posted on his Instagram Story, the viewers was crammed collectively and mask-less.
Fellow nation star Kelsea Ballerini was amongst those that slammed Rice’s occasion. “Think about being egocentric sufficient to place 1000’s of individuals’s well being in danger, to not point out the potential ripple impact, and play a NORMAL nation live performance proper now,” she tweeted on the time. “@ChaseRiceMusic, all of us need (and want) to tour. We simply care about our followers and their households sufficient to attend. ??♀️.”
Scroll right down to see how stars have stirred up bother amid the coronavirus pandemic.