POST MALONE Receives Backlash For Pushing Through With Concert Amid COVID-19 Threat
While a good number of major entertainment and sporting events have been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, Post Malone decided to push through with his show in Denver last March 12.
What's even more surprising is the amount of people who still went to see the show despite the COVID-19 threat.
Getting more video from inside @pepsicenter. Thought I was seeing empty seats for @PostMalone in the middle of COVID-19 outbreak. Turns out... it’s packed. So much for social distancing. #9News pic.twitter.com/8uPbHN0lEi— Ryan Haarer (@RyanHaarer) March 13, 2020
Now, fans are lambasting the "Sunflower" hitmaker and the event's producers for choosing to give the show the green light and potentially compromising a lot of people's health and well-being.
this is a terrible decision. and before anyone hits me with "ok boomer" I'm 23 and the coronavirus prob wouldn't affect me long term. but this puts those who are much more susceptible at risk. once again:— mate for bernie (@AlwaysAButt) March 12, 2020
I dont know how to explain to you that you should care about other people.
What a horrible decision.— Michelle Sanderson (@m_sandersonn) March 12, 2020
Was really looking forward to this show tonight but with every major event in the United States being shut down I called for a refund and was denied. Really hope @PostMalone and @pepsicenter reconsider. Not worth risking people’s safety.— Darrin Chiaverini (@CoachChev6) March 13, 2020
According to TMZ, the rapper has cancelled the rest of his shows.