Chase Rice is coming under fire for tweeting that he lost his sense of taste and smell — symptoms of COVID-19 — while promoting his new single he recorded with Florida Georgia Line.
He later tweeted that he didn’t have COVID-19 and further promoted the single.
Though some fans were thrilled about the new song, many were upset that he would use the symptoms of the virus to draw attention to his post.
One tweeted, “You made a joke in poor taste considering the state of our citizens at this time. I do hope you’ll sincerely apologize and donate a portion of the sales from this single to frontline workers and PPE as a good-faith gesture. just a thought…”
Another fan chimed in: “Really in bad taste to joke about Covid. Thought you had learned something since the concert incident this year. Guess not. Here’s an idea: Take all the earnings from this song and donate to Covid survivors or donate PPE to local hospitals. Do better, Covid is not a joke.”
You might recall that Chase came under fire for a concert that didn’t comply with social distancing guidelines.
Just lost my taste and smell. Weird. Also, dropping a single at midnight.