Influencers Under Fire

Influencers Under Fire

Jaliyah Clark, Writer

According to Vulture.com during New Years 2021 and New Years Eve 2020 many Influencers went on a group vacation to the Bahamas during the pandemic. Fans were very disappointed and angry at the many influencers who went on  this trip.

A lot of the Tiktokers went on a trip to the Bahamas such as Avani Gregg, Charli and Dixie D’Amelio, Chase Hudson, Noah Beck, Alex Warren and more. They were caught taking pictures with lots of fans with no social distancing. Many of these influencers did not post anything on their trip due to being afraid of backlash. One Tiktoker Madi Monroe was not aware of the backlash she would face shown by how she  posted  a picture on a private jet with no mask on to join her friends in the Bahamas. Many fans were calling them hypocrites because they had promised they were going to finally take the pandemic seriously and fans believed they did not fulfil their problems. Alex Warren defended himself by claiming that he was in his room the whole time.

Influencer Nikita Dragun was also under fire for flying to Miami for a New Years Eve party. She was also caught in a tiktok maskless. In another video she was in a lift with her friend Dorthy Wang wearing a mask. Although they were wearing masks, her friend could be heard saying “,Everyone’s gonna yell at me because I’m not wearing a mask,” in a video. Influencers have been seen gathering together and traveling since the start of the pandemic. Many fans just want them to finally take these unprecedented times seriously and use their platform to spread awareness about the pandemic.