The Chainsmokers Gets Criticized For Holding Crowded Gig Amid COVID-19 Crisis
By Thanussha Priyah, 28 Jul 2020
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The Chainsmokers performed at a Hamptons drive-concert for charity amid the threatening coronavirus pandemic, and they are predictably getting criticized by internet users.
The charity show was priced from US$1,250 to US$25,000 to benefit various nonprofit organizations including No Kid Hungry, Southampton Fresh Air Home, and the Children’s Medical Fund of New York.
Though the gig had temperature checks and issued face masks and hand sanitizer, videos from the event showed the audience without face masks. There was also a lack of social distancing between themselves at the concert.
“The Chainsmokers [are] paving the way for 3,000 new hospitalizations. This is straight up irresponsible,” one Twitter user scoffed.
Another user joked, “people expecting The Chainsmokers to enforce social distancing has never heard Closer, which is a song about stealing mattresses from roommates, biting shoulder tattoos, and listening to Blink-182. They don’t follow rules. Sorry, it’s in the song.”
y’all risked corona.........for the ..... chainsmokers....... https://t.co/pxGdFz5Edp— edm peppa pig (@chisanashi) July 27, 2020
people expecting the chainsmokers to enforce social distancing has never heard closer, which is a song about stealing mattresses from roommates, biting shoulder tattoos, and listening to blink-182. they don't follow rules. sorry. it's in the song.— james cassar (@getcerebral) July 27, 2020
The chainsmokers paving the way for 3,000 new hospitalizations. This is straight up irresponsible. pic.twitter.com/dUENNSjfPo— Jake Marquis (@jakesonaplane) July 27, 2020
If you call your band the Chainsmokers, maybe public health was never exactly your priority?— natalie g (@nataliereports) July 27, 2020
There has to be some irony in people risking exposure to a respiratory virus so they could see The Chainsmokers perform.— Catherine Powell (@CatherinePowell) July 27, 2020
Fitting that The Chainsmokers are causing permanent lung damage. https://t.co/viFm4HiuIg— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) July 27, 2020
[via Vulture, cover image via agwilson / Shutterstock.com]
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