Artists Rita Ora and Cardi B have found themselves in hot water for taking part in large parties over the weekend.
The divas faced significant backlash after revealing that they had large gatherings with family and friends to celebrate special events despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
As the rate in COVID-19 cases continues to surge, and many states and countries have been forced to go into partial lockdowns, Rita decided it was the ideal time to get festive for her 30th birthday,
Paparazzi’s photos have surfaced online, showing the pop star and several of her celebrity friends having a lovely time in London.
Rita was seen with Cara Delevingne and her sister, Poppy Delevingne, at the Casa Cruz restaurant in Notting Hill, England.
The lavish event left many baffled and angry because not only was Rita setting a bad example, she was breaking the new regulations put in place.
Under lockdown rules that end on Wednesday, all pubs and restaurants in England must close except for takeout and delivery. People are barred from meeting indoors with members of other households.
The backlash forced Rita to issue an apology.
She stated: “Hello all, I attended a small gathering with some friends to celebrate my 30th birthday. It was a spur of the moment decision made with the misguided view that we were coming out of lockdown and this would be OK.”
She went on to say: “I’m deeply sorry for breaking the rules and, in turn, understand that this puts people at risk. This was a serious and inexcusable error of judgment. Given the restrictions, I realize how irresponsible these actions were, and I take full responsibility. I feel particularly embarrassed knowing first hand how hard people have worked to combat this terrible illness and being fully aware of the sacrifices that people and businesses have made to help keep us all safe. Even though this won’t make it right, I want to apologize sincerely.”
Cardi B put herself in a strange predicament after posting a tweet bragging about her huge Thanksgiving celebration with family.
She tweeted: “Twelve kids and 25 adults over the holidays. It was lit.”
The tweet then sparked outrage with fans pointing to the growing number of virus cases in the United States.
Cardi, who regrets the gathering, apologized by saying: “Sorry, my bad, I wasn’t trying to make nobody feel bad. I just had my family in my home for the first time, and it felt so good and uplifted me. I spent so much money getting everyone tested, but it felt worth it. I wasn’t trying to offend no1.”
Offset‘s wife went on to say: “ME, especially and everyone that works around me, get tested literally four times a week. I’m In the middle of work, and every time we clock in, we MUST GET TESTED !”
Some celebrities need to be mindful of their activities on social media.