Ariana Grande has COVID-shamed stars Addison Rae and Dixie D’Amelio for partying at the Saddle Ranch in West Hollywood during the pandemic.
During an interview with The Zach Sang Show last Friday, Grande spoke about people abandoning social distancing. “Of all the things that we could have done, couldn’t we have just stayed at home for a few more weeks like all the other countries that were fine and are better than we are?” she asked.
She didn’t directly name names per se, but she did mention the Saddle Ranch in Los Angeles.
“Did we really all need to go to f—king Saddle Ranch that badly that we couldn’t have waited for the deadly pandemic to pass?” Grande asked the host rhetorically.
“We all really needed to put on our cowgirl boots and ride a mechanical bull that bad? We all needed that Instagram post that badly?” While Grande didn’t name anyone specifically, the picture she paints is quite specific.
TikTok star Addison Rae was recently asked about her comments after being spotted at Saddle Ranch. “I think it’s fair. I think it’s understandable,” Rae said of the criticism levied at her and other social media stars. “I just have been trying to stay in and work out. I’ve been working out a lot and also preparing for my movie.” Rae was spotted at Saddle Ranch with some friends over the Halloween weekend.
Ariana Grande is right to be concerned; Dr. Anthony Fauci says COVID-19 cases are soaring in the US.
In the last two weeks, average daily cases of COVID-19 have nearly doubled, as many states experience surging case numbers. The United States recently broke 100,000 new cases daily. Dr. Fauci says hospitals are now better prepared to deal with the pandemic, but it is still very much a threat.
TikTok stars meeting at the Saddle Ranch for their latest 15-second clip is just a small part of the problem. Grande has been an avid spokesperson for doing the right thing – social distancing and wearing a mask.
That’s unlike Madonna, who said she couldn’t wait to breathe the COVID-19 air. Madonna even had her Instagram access restricted for a few days after sharing some misinformation about the pandemic. Madonna’s final few dates of her Madame X tour were called off due to the pandemic. But Madonna was signaling she needed a break long before these social media revelations.