Ireland may be currently reeling at the entitlement of several politicans and high-profile sorts thanks to #golfgate - but Justin Bieber's audacity puts Big Phil Hogan in the ha'penny place.
The Canadian pop star and his wife Hailey are facing a backlash after it was revealed that they threw a huge party at their Los Angeles home at the weekend.
The Daily Mail reports that the pair hosted a birthday bash for singer Justine Skye, and numerous other names - including Kylie and Kendall Jenner, model Winnie Harlow and Jaden Smith - were also in attendance. None of them were shy about splashing pics all over social media, either - and Harlow was the only partygoer seen wearing a facemask. In one picture, Skye was even pictured blowing out candles on a birthday cake.
Not only was the party bad form given the current circumstances, but it was also illegal; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an order on August 7th that banned “all public and private gatherings of any number of people,” except for members of the same household or essential services. Like much of the US, Los Angeles has been badly affected by the virus and LA County reported 1200 new cases of coronavirus yesterday alone.
See below for some of the reactions on social media...
soooo justin bieber can have a house party and invite all of his other famous friends, but we’re all still expected to stay inside and social distance???? celebrities and influencers are a joke 🤡
— corbin (@thefabcourt) August 25, 2020
Don’t be shy @ericgarcetti, turn off Justin Bieber’s power. Ηe wanted to throw an LA party, knowing that over 2,000 residents have died in that city. You can do it to some tiktokers get his ass too
— boop (@Shae_luna4) August 25, 2020
we better keep up this energy to shut off justin bieber’s water and power after this huge party
— caitlyn (@millercaitlynm) August 25, 2020
Justin Bieber and Hailey hosted a party in LA, over 2,000 people alone have died from COVID there, and gatherings from different households are completely illegal. Why is no one talking about this? Why do A-list celebrities get to pick and choose what laws they abide by?
— feminist (@madisonsurely) August 25, 2020
Justin and Hailey Bieber reportedly thew an illegal pandemic party at their California home over the weekend. Health officials are concerned that guests could've been exposed to COVID-19... or even worse, Bieber's next album.
— 🔈🆂🆃🅴🅸🅽🆈🎤 (@Steinytunes) August 25, 2020