Another day, another influencer breaking COVID-19 guidelines.
Bryce Hall and Josh Richards have come under fire once again for hosting a large gathering amid the pandemic. The Triller stars organised a fan meet-up at a Shoprite supermarket in Pennsylvania where their energy drink, Ani Energy, has recently launched.
Prior to visiting the store, Bryce and Josh called on fans close to the Fairless Hills venue to drop by via Instagram stories. It appears hundreds of fans flocked to Shoprite— with crowds gathering outside disregarding 6-ft social distancing guidelines. Some fans also went maskless.
This is not the first time the former Sway members have violated COVID-19 restrictions.
Back in August, TikTok’s Sway House threw two massive parties at their Bel Air mansion for Bryce’s 21st birthday.
Footage from the party showed what appeared to be hundreds of guests, including multiple viral stars in attendance. The party allegedly had free-flowing alcohol and surprise male and female strippers. The LAPD reportedly broke up the party around 4AM.
In August 2020, L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer announced criminal charges against Bryce and fellow former Sway boy Blake Gray for throwing massive gatherings which violated CDC guidelines as well as stay-at-home orders.
Feuer addressed Sway House directly during a press conference, saying, “If you have a combined 19 million followers on TikTok in the middle of a public health crisis you should be modeling great behaviour and best practices rather than brazenly violating the law and posting videos about it.”
On February 21st, 2021, Bryce and Blake pled not guilty to the charges.
It is unclear if Bryce and Josh will face similar consequences for violating Pennsylvania guidelines with today’s meet-up.