Vanilla Ice Under Fire For Maskless NYE Mar-a-Lago Concert

Written by on January 3, 2021

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Vanilla Ice has come below heavy criticism for performing maskless at an indoor live performance on the Mar-a-Lago Membership on New 12 months’s Eve in Palm Seaside, Fla. Footage of the occasion surfaced after Donald Trump Jr. shared a Fb video, leading to an onslaught of backlash amid the surging unfold of COVID-19 in cities throughout the nation. 

The video confirmed the “Ice Ice Child” rapper on stage performing to a big crowd. 

“Okay that is wonderful,” Trump Jr. captioned the publish. “Vanilla Ice is taking part in the Mar-a-Lago New Years Eve get together. As a baby of the 90s you may’t fathom how superior that’s. Past that I received the birthday shoutout in order that’s fairly wonderful.”

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Company reportedly bought a “four-figure” entry ticket, which granted them entry to combine and mingle with Trump Jr. and girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle; Eric Trump and spouse Lara Trump; Tiffany Trump; and Rudy Giuliani, in line with The New York Times

The Florida Department of Health, Division of Disease Control and Health Protection stories that as on Sunday (Jan. 3) greater than 1.Three million residents have examined optimistic for COVID-19. Greater than 83,000 Palm Seaside County residents have examined optimistic for the virus, the report says. 

Florida Home Consultant Omari Hardy responded to the irresponsible celebration on Twitter. 

“Mar-a-Lago is a membership. A membership is a enterprise. Companies should abide by Palm Seaside County’s masks order, or be fined and even shut down,” he tweeted saying that he deliberate to report the live performance to county officers.

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Dr. Angela Rasmussen, an American virologist and Affiliate Analysis Scientist on the Heart of An infection and Immunity on the Columbia College College of Public Well being, additionally responded to the occasion, calling it the “superspreading Vanilla Ice live performance.”

In July 2020, the rapper canceled a concert in Austin, Texas, after coming below heavy criticism for plans to carry out on the Fourth of July occasion, regardless of the summer season surge of COVID-19 instances.  

For the newest on the coronavirus, try BET’s blog on the virus, and phone your native well being division or go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

(Picture by Manny Hernandez/Getty Photos)


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