Cardi B says ‘people are trying too hard to be offended’ after she was criticized for hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for 40 people with Offset
Cardi B is facing backlash after having a roaring Thanksgiving celebration at her house that included 12 kids and 25 adults last Thursday.
The 28-year-old rapper caused a stir when she revealed she held a nearly 40 person gathering on Twitter on Sunday morning, calling the occasion ‘lit.’
Responding to a series of scathing fans comments, Cardi apologized saying: ‘Sorry my bad.’
The apology seemed to be halfhearted though, as she later went on to say that people were ‘trying tooo hard to be offended.’
Holiday gathering: Cardi B hosted extended family and friends at her home for Thanksgiving despite warnings about about keeping celebrations small this year due to COVID-19
‘My bad’: After being taken to task by fans for holding a big gathering despite the warnings from medical experts, the WAP hitmaker insisted she hadn’t been trying ‘to offend’ anyone
Tone deaf: The rapper, 28, posted images of the get together to Instagram Stories and tweeted about it on Sunday, prompting a backlash from fans
‘Sorry my bad wasn’t trying to make nobody feel bad.I just had my family in my home for the first time and it felt so good & uplifted me. (sic)
‘I spent soo much money getting every1 tested but it felt worth it.I wasnt trying to offend no1 (sic),’ she wrote.
But in another tweet the WAP hitmaker went on to add: ‘People be trying tooo hard to be offended.I wonder how they survive the real world’ followed by a laughing/crying emoji.
Her tweets came on the day that new cases of the coronavirus topped more than 100,000 for the 27th consecutive day in the USA.
More than 90,000 Americans are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University, and experts fear hospitals across the country could be overwhelmed int he coming weeks as a result of holiday travel and gatherings.
Pandemic: Cardi showed daughter Kulture with another youngster and the social media images made clear there were no masks or social distancing at the holiday feast. She did tweet that everyone invited had been tested for the coronavirus ahead of time, however
Family get together: She shared pics of the catered Thanksgiving meal she put on for her guests who gathered round the buffet table
Fun time: Also seen in Cardi’s posts were her estranged husband Offset who appeared to be dancing around in the kitchen
Among those taking Cardi to task was one Twitter user who wrote: ‘So what actually was the purpose of specifying the amount of people at your gathering…Knowing that a lot of people couldn’t even be with their families.
‘All you could’ve said was you had a good holiday with your people…and I’m not even one to troll, but read the room.’
Another tweeted: ‘I can promise you it’s not worth it to everyone else who is affected by your poor choices aka the healthcare workers who you will run to when you’re sick.’
‘Sis I love you but anyone behaving this way during a pandemic deserves to be dragged,’ one user added.
Not impressed: ‘Sis I love you but anyone behaving this way during a pandemic deserves to be dragged,’ one Twitter user told Cardi
While Cardi shared that everyone invited to her home had been tested for COVID-19 beforehand, just because a test comes back negative doesn’t necessarily mean that person does not have the virus or won’t test positive for it in the coming days.
One of the rapper’s followers made the point that not everyone is able to even get tested.
‘Bragging about your large gathering during a pandemic to your millions of impressionable fans who do not have the money that you have to get rapid tests is irresponsible,’ they replied to her tweet.
This isn’t the first time Cardi has been called out by her fans for not seeming to take the pandemic seriously enough.
In October she hosted a lavish bash for her 28th birthday in Las Vegas with very few attendees wearing masks or social distancing.
Party girl: This isn’t the first time Cardi (pictured in 2018) has been called out for not seeming to take the pandemic seriously enough. In October she hosted a lavish bash for her 28th birthday in Las Vegas with very few attendees wearing masks or social distancing