Bangkok Post

Stars chafe at virus curbs

- Social Media · Infectious Diseases · Health Conditions · United States of America · Los Angeles · Michael Feuer

A hand­ful of so­cial me­dia stars and in­flu­encers have flouted rules aimed at con­tain­ing the coro­n­avirus pan­demic and even en­cour­aged oth­ers to do so, and au­thor­i­ties are not happy. Pop­u­lar TikTok “in­flu­encers” Bryce Hall and Blake Gray were charged in the United States for throw­ing par­ties in Los An­ge­les at which hun­dreds of rev­ellers were pic­tured ig­nor­ing so­cial dis­tanc­ing rules. City At­tor­ney Mike Feuer said that with a com­bined 19 mil­lion fol­low­ers on TikTok, the stars should be “mod­el­ling good be­hav­iour — not brazenly vi­o­lat­ing the law and post­ing videos about it”.

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