Shaneil Muir is the latest Dancehall artiste to come under fire for performing at concert venues that are packed to capacity amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
The United States has recorded over 11.6 million COVID-19 cases and 250,000 deaths however that is not stopping Jamaican artistes from taking the stage at sold out concerts.
Over the weekend, Shaneil Muir performed in Atlanta which raised a few eyebrows online. The “Yamabella” took to the stage at Tephlon’s birthday party on Sunday night at the Premier Restaurant and Lounge to a largely mask-less crowd, who were not maintaining the social distance of 6ft.
“Watch COVID him just inna the party suh,” one Dancehall fan wrote online. “I want everyone to make a money especially during these times but dem artiste yah a guh too hard, mi nuh see no social distance or any mask inna the crowd,” another comment read.
Over the last few weeks several entertainers including Dexta Daps, Shenseea, Ikaya and many others have been blasted for performing in the US.
US media outlet bashed Dancehall singer Shenseea over the weekend and dubbed her recent Florida event as a COVID-19 “Superspreader.”
Last Saturday, the “Sure Sure” singer performed at an outdoor concert in Wywood, Florida.
The sold out concert got the attention of ABC affiliate Local 10 WPLG, who reported on the concert saying, ‘Superspread event in Wynwood sign of the times as to why COVID-19 cases are rising’.
According to the media outlet, hundreds of people were packed side-by-side at the concert. The patrons were there to see Shenseea, without any obvious enforcement of COVID-19 social distancing rules.