CHASE RICE and CHRIS JANSON did shows in different parts of the country on Saturday . . . and people are mad at both of them for, well, acting as if there's no pandemic.
They each posted videos that didn't show much, if any, social distancing. Chase's show was at Tennessee's Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary. It used to be a maximum-security prison, but now it's a concert venue.
There were around 1,000 people, and the video on his Instagram Story showed the audience jammed shoulder-to-shoulder and singing along at the top of their lungs. It's hard to find anyone wearing a mask. He took the clip down yesterday.
(You can still check it out, here.)
Chris was part of the Highway 30 Music Fest in Filer, Idaho and his video showed him playing to a "sea of fans." He also deleted his clip yesterday. (Here's a different video from the fest that shows fans and other acts.)
KELSEA BALLERINI hit up Twitter to call out Chase. She said, "Imagine being selfish enough to put thousands of people's health at risk, not to mention the potential ripple effect, and play a NORMAL country concert right now.
"@ChaseRiceMusic, we all want [and need] to tour. We just care about our fans and their families enough to wait."
Imagine being selfish enough to put thousands of people’s health at risk, not to mention the potential ripple effect, and play a NORMAL country concert right now. @ChaseRiceMusic, We all want (and need) to tour. We just care about our fans and their families enough to wait. ?????????? https://t.co/eJaLnGu28k— Kelsea Ballerini (@KelseaBallerini) June 28, 2020
MICKEY GUYTON saw Kelsea's post and wrote this in the comments section, "An absolute selfish act. Shame on him."
Oh look, Chris Janson also doesn't care about the health of his fans! I used to work for his management company but they laid me off in April so now I can come right out and say that this is reprehensible, yay! pic.twitter.com/5LFeTpeYRk— whitney pastorek (@whittlz) June 28, 2020