Tana Mongeau apologised to her fans for her “careless and irresponsible” decision to attend a party during the coronavirus pandemic.
On Sunday, the YouTube star took to Instagram to address the backlash over her recent attendance at a large Los Angeles party, writing: “Partying/going to any social gatherings during a global pandemic was such a careless and irresponsible action on my behalf.”
I fully accept responsibility for this and will remain inside. Such actions do not deserve a platform, and I wish to sincerely apologise and strive to be better than this. “Please accept my apologies.”
The 22-year-apology old’s comes after her fans chastised her for attending numerous California parties where attendees were seen not following social distancing guidelines.
Mongeau was among many other influencers who were chastised last weekend for attending a party at the Hype House, a mansion in the Hollywood Hills where many tiktok personalities live.
“If your favourite influencers are attending massive house parties during a pandemic (and are stupid enough to post it on social media), they are bad influences.” “Unfollow them,” YouTuber Tyler Oakley tweeted shortly after the party, which saw many attendees post videos and photos to their social media accounts.
Despite the criticism, Mongeau continued to attend large gatherings, as evidenced by her Instagram Story on Saturday, which featured her and YouTuber Erika Costell.
In her statement, the YouTuber emphasised that she and Costell were referring to “past drama,” not the pandemic, in the since-deleted video.
“While Erika and I were discussing past drama in our video, the topic is no longer relevant – I need to be a better example and person,” she concluded.
“Tbh @tanamongeau’s apology was a joke. You knew exactly what you were doing. Get real,” one person tweeted.
Another said: “Reading @tanamongeau apology about going out and consistently partying during a pandemic. Girl you’ve said that apology so many times now.
“@tanamongeau you’re only ever sorry when you get caught, also your apologies get worse every time and there’s only so many times you can blame your age for doing stupid sh*t,” someone else tweeted at the influencer.
“People’s safety and keeping Covid-19 contained is FAR more important than celebrating a friend’s birthday and unsafe partying is not something I want to promote to my audience,” he continued. “I recognise that with my platform comes responsibility, and I encourage you guys to be smarter than I was.
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