- Some influencers and celebrities have flouted guidelines and continued partying during the pandemic.
- They’ve created a cycle of attending parties, apologizing, and then doing it all again.
- Insider compiled a list of the notable pandemic partiers of the past year.
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It’s been one year since the news of the COVID-19 pandemic upended lives worldwide. People around the world sought to do their part to “flatten the curve,” or reduce the virus’ transmission rate by adhering to social-distancing and face-covering guidelines.
In the United States, strict lockdowns began in March, as cities like New York and Los Angeles emerged as hotspots for the deadly virus. But as restrictions were slowly lifted, people began to stray from public-health guidelines. Some disregarded them completely.
For celebrities and influencers, social gatherings were still a major part of the equation. Throughout the pandemic, many such people who chose to party despite public-health guidelines faced backlash from their followers and fans. Many apologized and then continued partying.
Insider identified 45 groups or individuals of social-media or mainstream celebrity fame who threw house parties, rented out venues and restaurants for celebrations, or went clubbing during the pandemic. This list includes TikTok stars, such as members of the Hype House, as well as the Kardashians and Cardi B.
Most of the influencers and celebrities referenced in this article did not respond to Insider’s request for comment.