Tana Mongeau has apologized for attending a wild party in Los Angeles during the current pandemic without a face mask, calling herself ‘careless and irresponsible.’
Mongeau and other social media influencers were criticized for partying at the 22nd birthday celebration for YouTuber Larray last week, prompting them to be called out by fellow YouTuber Tyler Oakley, who blasted them as ‘irresponsible’ ‘bad influencers.’
In an Instagram Stories post on Monday, Mongeau said: ‘Partying/going to any social gatherings during a global pandemic was such a careless and irresponsible action on my behalf.
Sorry: Influencer Tana Mongeau apologizes for attending ‘insane party’ during pandemic without a face mask calling it ‘careless and irresponsible’ (pictured above last September)
Adding: ‘I fully hold myself accountable for this + will be staying inside. Actions like that don’t deserve a platform and I want to fully apologize and be better than this.’
According to BuzzFeed, 24-year-old makeup artist and YouTuber Nikita Dragun threw an ‘insane’ 22nd birthday celebration for fellow YouTuber Larray in Los Angeles this week, hosting a bash in which a crowd of guests drank, danced, and otherwise partied the night away.
The COVID-19 pandemic is still spreading across the US, and Los Angeles is still considered at high risk.
Speaking out: Tana posted this statement about her behavior on Monday
Staying safe? Influencer Tana Mongeau shared photos from the event
Tognues out? Among Hello Kitty decor, partygoers could also make use of a ping pong table and pool tables, couches, and a bar stocked with signature cocktails
On Wednesday, the county documented 3,266 new cases and 64 new deaths – while California surpassed New York to have the highest number of cases in the country, with 413,579 reported thus far.
But for the young, rich, and Instagram-famous, it seems, nothing will get in the way of a night of revelry.
Guests at the party this week shared photos and videos from inside the Hype House, a lavish mansion inhabited by famous TikTok users, which is where the festivities were held.
Crowded: Partygoers included James Charles, Tana Mongeau, Jon Marianek, Ondreaz and Tony Lopez, and teenage TikTok stars Charli and Dixie D’Amelio
Hands on: Nikita happily posted a video of herself giving a lap dance to the birthday boy, prompting dozens of Instagram users to slam her ‘dangerous’ behavior
Cooped up: Some guests even gave each other lap dances, which certainly weren’t six feet apart
On top of each other: Social distancing doesn’t appear to have been observed at any point
Images show dressed-up influencers in trendy outfits with hair and makeup done — and hardly any at all wearing masks, even as they crowded around one another to wait in line, dance, and drink, despite the fact that it is now a statewide requirement to cover your nose and mouth whenever you are outside your home.
Some videos show partygoers not just dancing near one another, but on top of each other, giving friends lap dances and hugging for photos.
Night of fun: A crowd of guests drank, danced, and otherwise partied the night away
Par-tay! YouTuber Nikita Dragun, 24, (not pictured) threw a 22nd birthday celebration for fellow YouTuber Larray in Los Angeles
Among Hello Kitty decor, partygoers could also make use of a ping pong table and pool tables, couches, and a bar stocked with signature cocktails.
According to BuzzFeed, one person said the house was at capacity.
Tana Mongeau shared several snaps on Instagram with Phil Shaw, while Jon Marianek, Ondreaz and Tony Lopez, and others offered peeks inside the party.
Whatever! Photos and video from the event this week show a room packed with people not wearing masks
What rules? Yet another group of Gen Z influencers is coming under fire after having a huge house party amid the coronavirus pandemic
Not only did the influencers present seem unconcerned about virus, but they also had no qualms about boasting about the party on Instagram — which has led to criticism from those taking the pandemic more seriously.
‘If your favorite influencers are at huge house parties during a pandemic (& are dumb enough to post it on social media)… they are bad influences. unfollow them,’ Tyler Oakley tweeted on July 22, before addressing the partygoers directly.
‘Hi @jamescharles, @NikitaDragun, @tanamongeau, @larrayxo, @charlidamelio, @dixiedamelio & any others who have been partying in large groups — please consider social distancing, mask wearing, & using your huge platforms to encourage responsibility during a worldwide pandemic,’ he added.