- During the pandemic, people have been advised to stay at home and social distance to prevent further spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
- Many celebrities, however, have been caught breaking shelter-in-place and social distancing orders, even though many of them have asked their fans to take the restrictions seriously.
- Kylie Jenner left her house to visit a friend, and Madonna flew from the UK to New York after testing positive for COVID-19 antibodies.
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Although restrictions vary by state and country, millions of people are being told to stay home and social distance to curb the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
And while many celebrities have followed orders during the pandemic, others have broken self-isolation and social distancing efforts, showing fans that they believe theyre above the rules.
And after Madonna tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, she reportedly flew from the UK to New York and attended a birthday party.
Here are the celebrities who have appeared to break lockdown rules during the pandemic.
Tom Brady worked out in a public park that was closed for the pandemic.
Many public parks in Tampa Bay closed in an effort to prevent crowds from gathering during the pandemic.
However, Jane Castor, the mayor of Tampa, said that staff patrol found Brady exercising alone in a downtown park that was closed to the public. She explained that a staffer had to ask the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback to leave and go home.
After the news broke, the City of Tampas Twitter account wrote, Sorry @TomBrady! Our @tampaparksrec team cant wait to welcome you and our entire community back with even bigger smiles -- until then, stay safe and stay home as much as you can to help flatten the curve.
Josh Brolin visited his father, James Brolin, and his stepmother, Barbra Streisand.
Brolin received backlash for visiting his father and his stepmother despite orders to social distance.
My father lives next door to us and we had a plan to go see them and not be near them and that plan was broken and thats our responsibility, the actor said in an Instagram video apologizing for breaching the rules.
Brolin called the decision irresponsible, and said, Its hard to be honest sometimes. Its hard to be honest and say, Maybe I screwed up. I knew that was in the air. Not because of the responses, but the responses brought me back to my own truth.
Madonna flew internationally to attend a birthday party.
Madonna reportedly flew from the UK to Bridgehampton, New York, to attend Steven Kleins birthday party, according to Page Six. The pop star was seen hugging Klein at the private gathering, which was livestreamed.
Days before crossing continents, Madonna announced that shed tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies on Instagram, suggesting that she may have been asymptomatic to the disease.
Took a test the other day, and I found out that I have the antibodies, she said, adding, So tomorrow, Im just going to go for a long drive in the car, and Im going to breathe in the COVID-19 air.
And while many people assume that antibodies mean that theyre immune, the World Health Organization released a statement that said, There is currently no evidence that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second infection.
Iggy Azalea had a manicurist come to her home.
Even though non-essential workers are being told to stay home, Azalea had a nail technician come to her home. She tweeted about getting a manicure and shared a photo, leading to an outcry on social media.
Getting your nails done AND they turn out just how you wanted really does put you in the best mood, the rapper said.
Twitter users began reprimanding Azalea for having a non-essential worker come to her home for a manicure when people were being ordered to stay home.
If I want to risk having a worker in my home that is my business, not yours, she responded, telling another person, I havent left my house so if she did thats my choice to stay here and be sick. Also shes a nail tech, masked and gloved. Relax. We werent tongue kissing I promise.
Justin Bieber visited his family in Canada, although they werent previously quarantined together.
Bieber has been self-isolating with his wife Hailey Bieber (nÃ©e Baldwin) in their house in Canada during the pandemic.
However, he began sharing Instagram photos of his siblings Allie, Jazmyn, and Jaxon â€” with whom he wasnt previously quarantined â€” at his property, appearing to break social distancing efforts.
Real Madrid star Luka Jovic broke isolation orders when he returned to Serbia.
After the La Liga season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Real Madrid player flew home to Serbia.
He was expected to self-isolate for 28 days, as the COVID-19 case count in Spain is high, however he was reportedly spotted outside of his home.
Jovic responded to the backlash on Instagram and said, Since the situation in the world and in our country is very difficult, I have to come forward and give support to my people. First of all, I am very sorry that I am the main topic these days and that I am constantly being written about, not the heroes of this crisis, doctors and all the medical professionals.
He added, It is very unfortunate for me that some people did their job unprofessionally and did not give me the correct instructions for how to behave in self-isolation. In Spain, I was allowed to go to a pharmacy and a supermarket so that I could get the groceries I needed, which is not the case here.
The president of Serbia said that Jovic would be arrested if he breaches self-isolation measures again.
Kendall Jenner reportedly took a road trip to Arizona with NBA player Devin Booker to get some much-needed air.
Jenner took a road trip from California to Arizona with Booker, TMZ reported.
Kendall and friends have a small social circle amongst the group, who have been following the same social distancing and physical distancing guidelines. Devin is a friend and is part of the small group, a source told the outlet.
The source added, They took a road trip for some much-needed air.
Even though Jenner and Booker had self-isolated together in California, they were seen stopping in public places and crossed state borders despite orders to stay at home.