Arielle Charnas, a social media influencer from New York, after she found out that she is positive for coronavirus, decided to travel to Hamptons with her family instead of going in quarantine.
According to the New York Post, she used personal connections to obtain a coronavirus test, which caused a public backlash against Charnas.
She shared her medical condition – from infection to diagnosis – with her 1.3 million followers on Instagram, who were surprised to see that the influencer had decided to go on a trip.
Ignoring the comments and calls for her to remain in self-isolation for 14 days, she continued to post photos showing her enjoying the sun. Still, most of the followers condemned her in the comments.
“As a nurse, I’m super bummed you couldn’t stay quarantined for the whole 14 days past positive testing”, one of her followers wrote.
“Your privilege does not excuse you from following simple rules to contain yourself. And you influence a lot of young people”, she added.
“Do you realize the virus stays in the air for hours, so you have basically spread the virus in the air all the way from Manhattan to the Hamptons?”, another comment read.
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It’s been 4 days since I started feeling incredibly sick. Each day the symptoms evolve into something else and while I can’t imagine how I’d ever catch coronavirus (from what I know I haven’t been in contact with anyone who has it) I’m dealing with the weirdest virus I’ve ever had since mono. I’m so happy my fever is gone but the body pain that I’m feeling today is unlike anything else. It feels like we’re all in a bad dream right now but I’m determined to bring back some normalcy to our lives. This is the last time I’m going to talk about feeling sick right now on my Instagram and move on to the things that make me happy, like my kids, family life, fashion and work. If it offends anyone or seems as though I’m being insensitive during this time, I’m sorry but it’s what I’ve chosen to do. Back to regular content/programming. Can’t wait to post my partnerships and my outfits from inside my apt every day. I promise they will be better than this one 🤣 – love you all, stay home and stay healthy!
However, Arielle Charnas continued to ignore the comments, and 14 days out of quarantine goes fast. She posted an explanation on her Instagram, admitting she did some things wrong, but she followed the doctor’s orders.
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