The Chainsmokers Get Torn Apart For Hosting a Hamptons Concert Amid Pandemic: ‘Straight Up Irresponsible’
The Chainsmokers are getting torn apart on Twitter for hosting a drive-in concert in the Hamptons this weekend despite the global coronavirus pandemic — many pointing out the lack of social distancing.
Tequila company JAJA hosted the “drive-in fundraiser experience” in Water Mill, NY in partnership with the duo and dating app Bumble as part of the Safe and Sound concert series — which mapped out social distancing plans on their website.
Despite promises to stay safe amid the pandemic, attendees were shown packed together in several videos that surfaced online following the concert:
#GoldmanSachs CEO David Solomon DJ set was an opening act $gs
Some paid $25k for parking spots at the #hamptons #chainsmokers drive-in #charity concert pic.twitter.com/uf4W9EFV4R
— Susan Li (@SusanLiTV) July 27, 2020
Many were angered by the decision to host a concert amid the outbreak, especially in a state that was once the epicenter of the virus:
The Chainsmokers had a “Drive-in” concert last night.
No social-distancing during a pandemic. We may be doomed…pic.twitter.com/rreahTaK0p
— Rex Chapman?? (@RexChapman) 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
The thing about the Chainsmokers concert in the Hamptons is, how many of those attendees do you think were people who left the city in March when we weren’t supposed to, because of the virus…
— Arielle Castillo (@ariellec) July 27, 2020
The rest of the world: ? https://t.co/clQ0m5eqq5
— dan levy (@danjlevy) July 27, 2020
What’s also annoying in addition to the Chainsmokers’ irresponsible fake “socially distant” drive in is that artists *have* successfully done legit socially distant drive in concerts.
Marc Rebillet sold out his drive in tour where folks had to stay safe in their cars. https://t.co/dKjbw87cgJ
— Bridget Todd ?? (@BridgetMarie) July 27, 2020
Exile the Chainsmokers in the Atlantic Ocean
— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) July 27, 2020
People expected them to do the healthy thing? They are, after all The Chainsmokers…not “The Get Your Prostate Checked Annually After 45s”
— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) July 27, 2020
No concert is worth risking lives in this environment. https://t.co/bT1DeUKsle
— ????? ?????? (@TamarWrites) July 27, 2020
People in the #Hamptons. #Chainsmokers #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/vDADvpquam
— Lauren Crothers (@laurencro) July 27, 2020
Did y’all think the pandemic would pause for you to enjoy a Chainsmokers concert? This ain’t worth it. https://t.co/bfuZ0IzE1h
— Kayloni Pachilis (@KPachilis) July 27, 2020
While everyone else is (rightly) focused on the lack of social distancing at this Chainsmokers concert, I’m over here genuinely losing my mind at the fact they had the CEO of Goldman Sachs open the show with a DJ set! pic.twitter.com/Y1LL6XuEeK
— Anthony D’Amato (@anthdamatomusic) July 27, 2020
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