These influencers are receiving *major* backlash for refusing to follow social distancing



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Larri "Larray" Merritt, TikTok star and member of the Hype House, had a surprise 22nd birthday party with a *huge* guest list. Seemingly every influencer and friend group you know and love attended: Emma Chamberlain, Tana Mongeau, Nikita Dragun, James Charles, Erika Costell, Charli and Dixie D'Amelio, members of the Hype House, etc. Despite the global pandemic, and the fact that California is a COVID hotspot, hundreds decided to attend the party maskless. 


Social distancing was clearly not a priority to the party guests, and other content creators have been quick to call their behavior out. On Twitter, Tyler Oakley directly tagged influencers he saw partying and explained how they should be using their platforms "to encourage responsibility during a worldwide pandemic," rather than blatantly ignore health risks. 

Elijah Daniel expressed his concern for influencer parties on Twitter as well. He confirmed that influencers are testing positive for COVID-19 and creating an outbreak in California. 

Holding these influencers accountable for their actions is necessary to stop the spread of COVID. Many fans have been just as angry and vocal as content creators, and are tweeting their concerns to influencers.


by Laura Frantz | 7/30/2020