Stephen Sharer‘s literally and figuratively tone-deaf COVID party anthem “Slushie” urges his young audience “we can do whatever.” He implores those observing quarantine, “tired of the inside, so let’s be lit in the sunshine” as he cavorts at a pool party with a bunch of maskless dancers.
This cringefest also shows it’s apparently now safe to post all the “influencer” mediocrity put on pause during the civil unrest. It’s like next-gen Rebecca Black, and “Slushie” could end up being the “Friday” of 2020.
The YouTube comments were unwisely left on, and people are making their displeasure known. One wag said, “This is what I imagine dying by fire feels like, absolutely horrible.”
The song’s video echoes the unmasked mansion parties that are happening all over the country:
Here’s one with 700 attendees in New Jersey:
Professional jagbag Jake Paul‘s Calabasas mansion was home to a massive party that led to all kinds of drama, including the mayor condemning the influencer’s actions:
Here in LA, Mayor Eric Garcetti has asked the police to cut utilities to houses found holding these COVID parties.
Beginning Friday night, if Los Angeles Police Department officers respond to and verify that a large party is occurring at a property, and there’s evidence that the venue has repeatedly engaged in such behavior, the department will request that the city shut off water and power services within 48 hours.
Garcetti said that while all nightclubs and bars have already been closed, “these large house parties have essentially become nightclubs in the hills” and often happen at homes that are vacant or used for short-term rentals.
The irony is that behind the scenes, they were being somewhat responsible about masks and social distancing.
It’s all about optics!
Image: YouTube / Stephen Sharer