Yet another group of Gen Z influencers is coming under fire after having a huge house party amid the coronavirus pandemic — and showing a complete disregard for mask and social distancing recommendations.
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.
While the group — which included James Charles, Tana Mongeau, and Charli and Dixie D’Amelio — proudly posted photos and video from the event on social media, not everyone is impressed with their throwing caution to the wind, with YouTuber Tyler Oakley, 31, calling them out as ‘bad influences.’
What rules? Yet another group of Gen Z influencers is coming under fire after having a huge house party amid the coronavirus pandemic
Whatever! Photos and video from the event this week show a room packed with people not wearing masks
Par-tay! YouTuber Nikita Dragun, 24, (not pictured) threw a 22nd birthday celebration for fellow YouTuber Larray in Los Angeles
Night of fun: A crowd of guests drank, danced, and otherwise partied the night away
On top of each other: Social distancing doesn’t appear to have been observed at any point
Cooped up: Some guests even gave each other lap dances, which certainly weren’t six feet apart
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
Crowded: Partygoers included James Charles, Tana Mongeau, Jon Marianek, Ondreaz and Tony Lopez, and teenage TikTok stars Charli and Dixie D’Amelio
The COVID-19 pandemic is still spreading across the US, and Los Angeles is still considered at high risk.
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.
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.
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happy birthday bestfriend ¿¿ @larray doesn¿t like to celebrate his bday so i decided to throw him the most insane surprise party ever… nikita style ! he literally is a light in everyones life . always making u laugh and feel good even on ur worse days . friend thank u so much from the bottom of my plastic heart… i was at a low point when i met u and u showed me true friendship , loyalty , and love . i had to go all out for u and something tells me u had a good time 😉 love u so much xo shoutout to @wifeoftheparty yet another iconic party <3
Not over: The COVID-19 pandemic is still spreading across the US, and Los Angeles is still considered at high risk
What else is going on: On Wednesday, the county documented 3,266 new cases and 64 new deaths
That’s not how it works! Some partiers (like Larray himself) may have shown up with masks, but they were off once people were inside the doors
Not helpful: Any masks present were quickly taken off — or pulled down for funny faces
Venue: Pictured is Hype House, the TikTok house where the festivities were held
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
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.
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.
Full: According to BuzzFeed, one person said the house was at capacity
Sharing: Not only did the influencers present seem unconcerned about virus, but they also had no qualms about boasting about the party on Instagram
Over the top: Dozens of revelers were seen getting very close and personal during the party, apparently showing no concern whatsoever for social distancing guidelines
Throughout the pandemic, some Gen Z-ers who think they are immune to the virus have continued to live life as usual
Broadcasting: The influencers at the party flooded social media with documentation
Instigator: Nikita (pictured) organized the party for her fellow YouTuber friend
No concern: At one point Nikita was seen dancing incredibly closely with another partygoer
Yikes… Some Twitter users have called out the partygoers for their behavior
Whoops: After fellow YouTuber Tyler Oakley called them out on Twitter, Larray said it was a ‘dumb thing to do’ and he’d ‘do better’
‘Not trying to drag them!’ he went on. ‘Just reaching out & hoping they feel encouraged to take everything a bit more seriously. Getting through a pandemic takes teamwork. & people look to them for guidance!’
Tyler also insisted that he hopes those at the party don’t come down with the virus.
‘They’ll likely come into contact with many vulnerable people who DO take precautions, the last thing I want to happen is for those people to be impacted by their irresponsible behavior,’ he said.
‘I want them to stay healthy, I want their people to stay healthy, I want vulnerable people they may come into contact with to stay healthy… they just need a reminder that they have the added responsibility of being role models during a crucial moment in our country.’
Larray, at least, seems to have seen the errors of his ways and responded to Tyler.
‘I understand 100% where ur coming from & it was a dumb thing to do. I will do better & will actually take this s*** seriously. appreciate you tyler much love,’ he wrote.
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