Chase Rice Slammed For 'Disgusting' Joke About Having COVID-19

Chase Rice was lambasted on Twitter this weekend after making a “disgusting” joke about possibly having COVID-19. The 35-year-old country singer tweeted on Saturday ahead of the release of his new song with Florida Georgia Line, “Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen,” and claimed he’d lost his “taste and smell,” symptoms associated with contracting the virus. Just lost my taste and smell. Weird. 还, dropping a single at midnight.— Chase Rice. (@ChaseRiceMusic) 十一月 29, 2020 He followed up the tweet by saying that he doesn’t have COVID-19, but is “dropping a single.” On a real note. Don’t have covid. But I’m dropping a single tonight. With 2 guys that I learned a lot from. Respect the hell out of @FLAGALine. 和 10 years after we started doing music together and lived together, we’re at it again. Drinkin beer. Talkin God. Amen🤙🏼— Chase Rice. (@ChaseRiceMusic) 十一月 29, 2020 People on Twitter took Rice to task on his tweet and for joking about a pandemic that has killed hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. I will never support you ever again. All you’ve done this whole pandemic is make jokes and it’s disgusting.— Allison🦋 (@AllisonSMalone) 十一月 30, 2020 Continuing to have shows during the middle of pandemic is one thing, but making jokes about having CoVid to promote new music is a new low. You better believe I’m not gonna give this song a listen— Karyn (@_Karyn_) 十一月 30, 2020 Come on, 男人. Let’s not joke about COVID. We know you haven’t taken it seriously, but this is silly.— Tim (@timfroggy) 十一月 30, 2020 I still have taste. So I’ll be giving this one a miss.— Bel (@Nakattacks) 十一月 30, 2020 The fact that I just got off a weekend working in my hospital full of patients with covid and then there’s this dude thinking it is a joke. Never really listened to his music before but def won’t be moving forward. ✌🏼✌🏼— melissa (@melisssarowland) 十一月 30, 2020 A slap in the face of frontline workers. I’ll stick with women only in country music— Heather Lea 🏳️‍🌈🐴 (@vetmed11) 十一月 30, 2020 Is this supposed to be funny?— Shayna (@Voices_Carrie86) 十一月 30, 2020 是的, using a deadly virus as an attention grabber for your new single is definitely the move. The move to lose even more supporters because of your lack of care for anyone other than yourself: something a lot of Americans have an issue with. Grow up dude.— Tori Love (@torilove810) 十一月 30, 2020 HuffPost has reached out to Rice for comment on his tweets. This isn’t the first time Rice has come under fire for something he’s said or done in connection with the ongoing pandemic. 今年早些时候, he was roasted on social media after posting video of a crowd at a concert at Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary in Tennessee. Rice shared the video on his Instagram Story with the caption: “We back.” It appeared all over social media until it was quietly removed after widespread criticism. In addition to Twitter users calling the event everything from “dumb” to “mass murder,” fellow country star Kelsea Ballerini also went after Rice for holding the concert, calling him “selfish.” A HuffPost Guide To Coronavirus Which airlines are blocking out middle seats for holiday travel? 冠状病毒与流感的传播方式有何不同? 你能在不永远失去朋友的情况下关闭你的 COVID“泡沫”吗? 假期看望祖父母安全吗? 当你也在挣扎时如何帮助焦虑的朋友? 每个人都应该得到有关COVID-19的准确信息. 通过今天成为HuffPost会员,支持无付费壁垒的新闻业-并使每个人都免费.