Vanilla Ice criticised for acting at masks free New 12 months’s Eve occasion (Image: Getty)
Vanilla Ice has come beneath fireplace for taking to the stage at a New Year’s Eve occasion the place attendees had been seen in massive crowds and with out masks through the coronavirus pandemic.
The Ice Ice Child singer, 53, had been on the invoice to carry out, together with the Seaside Boys, on the bash held at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
Trump often hosts the annual occasion, however whereas he wasn’t current this 12 months, his son Donald Trump Jnr and Eric Trump had been seen partying within the crowd.
Donald Jnr had live-streamed Ice’s efficiency on the occasion on his Fb web page and advised followers: ‘Okay that is wonderful. Vanilla Ice is taking part in the Mar-a-Lago New 12 months’s Eve occasion. As a baby of the 90s you may’t fathom how superior that’s.
‘Past that I received the birthday shoutout in order that’s fairly wonderful.’
Different footage of Ice – actual title Robert Matthew Van Winkle – performing later surfaced on Twitter, with it rapidly being picked up on that the visitors in attendance weren’t sporting masks or any protecting gear amid the pandemic.
Twitter customers had been fast to name out the occasion, with one posting: ‘Rudy, Junior and Kimmy doing the white man shuffle to Vanilla Ice at Mar-a-Lago on Christmas Eve, Not a masks in sight. 2020 actually was horrible.’
‘@DIYNetwork since Vanilla Ice carried out at a mask-less occasion at Mar-A-Lago on NYE 2020, I’ve deleted the timer of any of his programming in your channel. Him being there was totally shameful. I hope you drop any future The Vanilla Ice Venture programming out of your lineup,’ tweeted one other.
Yet another person wrote: ‘Vanilla Ice carried out on the masks much less Mar-A-Lago NYE occasion and boy I’m not shopping for his subsequent document NOW.’
‘I’m confused concerning the Vanilla Ice New 12 months’s Eve bash. I don’t know which is worse…that folks paid $1,000 to catch Covid, or paid to see Vanilla Ice,’ joked one Twitter person.
‘A dwell Vanilla Ice efficiency *and* an opportunity to catch a plague? That’s win-win,’ teased one person alongside footage from the bash, that gave the impression to be held indoors.
Whereas one other, a virologist who disapproved of the vent, tweeted: ‘And 2020 ends not with a bang, however with a superspreading Vanilla Ice live performance at Mar-a-Lago.’
It was reported that Florida suffered a document excessive in coronavirus circumstances on December 31, with greater than 17,000 in someday. The whole variety of Covid-19 circumstances within the US is now greater than 20.5million.
Ice, who’s getting his own biopic with Dave Franco starring as him, hasn’t but addressed the backlash on social media.
It comes after he was compelled to cancel his Independence Day party in July after being criticised for scheduling an occasion through the pandemic.
He was on account of carry out in Austin, Texas, at a restaurant that had an outside live performance house internet hosting as much as 2,500 individuals. Confirming it had been cancelled, Ice tweeted on the time: ‘Because of the enhance in COVID-19 numbers in Austin we’re gonna transfer the live performance to a greater date.
‘We had been hoping for higher Coronavirus numbers by July however Sadly the numbers have elevated fairly a bit so for the security and well being of everybody we’re going to remain dwelling.(sic)’
Metro.co.uk has reached out to a rep for Vanilla Ice, in addition to a spokesperson for the Mar-a-Lago resort.