The world is in a panic right now thanks to the Coronavirus outbreak. Many people are preaching social distancing, self-quarantining, and staying on top of the handwashing. In contrast, there are some people who hung out in big crowds at bars and restaurants. Zero social distancing and a lot of germ sharing.
Southern Charm star Austen Kroll caused an uproar on Instagram last night when he posted a photo of himself, (on-again, off-again girlfriend) Madison LeCroy, Craig Conover, and Kathryn Dennis eating crab legs at a bar in Charleston.
Austen captioned the photo with “Craig gave us crabs,” but very few people commented on that joke. Instead, they ripped into Austen for going out in the middle of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Someone commented, “GO HOME! I cannot believe you are all still going out like nothing is wrong.” In response, Austen wrote, “look, tbh, we all knew we’d catch heat for this picture. But it’s kind of a last supper so to speak. SC is imposing laws tomorrow evening, and our beloved show is feeling it, the repercussions, as they should, as well. Everyone stay safe!” For the record, “SC” stands for “South Carolina,” not “Southern Charm” in this case.
RELATED: Ramona Singer Is Quarantined With Ex Mario Singer; Asks Fans To Self-Isolate During Coronavirus Outbreak
Another Instagram user commented, “Y’all about to catch Corona for free.” Another person remarked, “Hmmmmm… doesn’t really look like social distancing to me!!!” It sure doesn’t.
A different person wrote, “You’ll be so ashamed of yourself in a few weeks for this.” Another commented, “Love you guys, but go home! Stop the spread…”
Someone else told Austen, “Go home!!! Good grief. Do any of you watch the news?”
It wasn’t all harsh comments though. A Southern Charm fan commented, “So wish I could share my last supper and be quarantined in Charleston with y’all!!!!”
RELATED: Exclusive BravoCon Interview: Austen Kroll Opens Up About His Struggle To Please Shep Rose & Girlfriend Madison LeCroy
It’s not surprising that Austen decided to remove the comments after all that. He probably should have just removed the post altogether, but, oh well.
Reminder to our beloved readers: practice social distancing (if possible with your job/lifestyle), wash those hands, and try not to touch your face.
Reality Tea recommends that all readers comply with CDC guidelines and remain as isolated as possible during this urgent time. Visit the Centers for Disease Control at CDC.gov or the World Health Organization at Who.int for the latest information on the coronavirus and learn what you can do to stop the spread.
TELL US- WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT AUSTEN POSTING THIS PHOTO IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK? DID THE NEGATIVE COMMENTERS OVERREACT? OR WERE THEIR COMMENTS JUSTIFIED?
[Photo Credit: Instagram]