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Country Singer Chase Rice Faces Backlash for Making Joke About Having COVID-19 Symptoms

Country Singer Chase Rice Faces Backlash for Making Joke About Having COVID-19 Symptoms

A country singer named Chase Rice is facing backlash this week after he wrote some tweets that seemingly make light of the coronavirus pandemic.

The 35-year-old singer joked that he had symptoms of COVID-19 and then later told fans he doesn’t actually have the virus. He then used that tweet to promote his new song.

“Just lost my taste and smell. Weird. Also, dropping a single at midnight,” Chase tweeted.

He followed up that tweet by saying, “On a real note. Don’t have covid. But I’m dropping a single tonight. With 2 guys that I learned a lot from. Respect the hell out of @FLAGALine. And 10 years after we started doing music together and lived together, we’re at it again. Drinkin beer. Talkin God. Amen🤙🏼.”

Chase is the same guy who was criticized back in June for holding a packed concert in Tennessee in the middle of the pandemic. He also was featured on The Bachelor earlier this year because he previously dated one of the contestants.

Click inside to read some of the backlash…

Read some of the backlash below.

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