The urgency behind social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic stemmed from the illness’s easily transferable spread between people, which the CDC warned could be dangerous for those whose symptoms don’t present themselves until two weeks after infection. As such, state governments across the U.S. have pressed for self-quarantines and strictly limited contact with others.
Still, some individuals have turned a blind eye to the CDC’s recommendations, including Brooklyn rapper Casanova. The “Don’t Run” rapper caught heat online after footage surfaced of him out and about in the borough to reportedly shoot a video in Flatbush, per XXL.
“We all tested positive for the [coronavirus],” Cas joked as a crowd gathered around him began to laugh. “We don’t give a f**k. We outside. “We don’t give a f**k,” he continued before fake coughing into the camera.
Many found the video insensitive and distasteful given how the escalation of the pandemic in recent weeks.
“Big yikes on that one, hate to see it,” one person commented on Twitter.
Taking to Instagram on Saturday (March 22), Cas addressed the backlash and why he was carrying on business as usual. “About four thousand to cut this grass, aight?” Casanova said while standing on his deck. “As long as this grass needs cutting, as long as I got to pay child support, as long as I got to pay lawyer fees, I'm the f**k outside. I'm not violating corona...I'm working. I'm busy.”
See his response to the critics below:
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