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Arielle Charnas Tearfully Apologizes for Not Self-Quarantining After Testing Positive for Coronavirus

Arielle Charnas Tearfully Apologizes for Not Self-Quarantining After Testing Positive for Coronavirus

Instagram influencer and Something Navy founder Arielle Charnas is tearfully apologizing to fans after receiving a lot of backlash for her response to testing positive for coronavirus.

The fashion and lifestyle blogger has been the subject of tons of criticism from people around the world ever since she shared a video of herself getting tested while sitting in her car in New York City.

Arielle tested positive for the virus on March 18 and within days, she was posting TikTok videos with her family and sharing photos from her home in the Hamptons. She was called out by people for her “privilege” and not self-quarantining for the 14 days after testing positive.

In an series of Instagram Stories posted on Thursday (April 2), Arielle tearfully said that she and her family are “not bad people” and that she “never in a million years wanted to hurt anyone.”

Arielle also wrote a long statement, which was posted to her Instagram account. You can read the full thing by scrolling throughout the slides.

“I am not writing this to make excuses and I am not searching for validation; I want to share the truth behind the story and above all else, express my sincerest remorse,” Arielle said. “I apologize to anyone that I unintentionally harmed in the course of my decision-making.”

“I completely acknowledge I made mistakes throughout this process,” she added. “I followed all of our doctor’s recommendations to a tee, which were also the recommendations put forth by the CDC.”

Arielle said that her family’s symptoms had improved by the time they traveled to the Hamptons and that everyone was without a fever for 72 hours.

“We have since taken every measure to ensure we [do] not and will not come into further contact, six feet apart or otherwise, with any other individual for the foreseeable future,” she said. “Based on the facts available to us right now, as well as throughout our experience in the last several weeks, I’m confident this was the right move to reduce potential spread.”

“Through all of this, I’ve learned that the reality of the career and life path I’ve chosen for myself comes with a powerful responsibility. In times of crisis, opening up about every aspect of your life is hard,” Arielle concluded. “We all make mistakes, including me, especially when a crisis such as this is developing so quickly. My family and I are truly sorry to those we have offended for not appearing to be taking this crisis gravely seriously, and we are committed to making informed, responsible decisions moving forward.”

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