Roquan Smith seems to be residing it up. The Chicago Bears linebacker posted a number of images and movies on his Instagram story that includes he and several other acquaintances posing in very shut proximity whereas showing to celebration on a ship on a crowded seashore. One of many individuals current on the boat is porn star Abella Hazard, who’s carrying a Chicago Bears hat within the photograph Smith shared of her.
Smith and firm gave the impression to be ignoring all elements of social distancing, from heading to a crowded seashore to posing carefully collectively in clusters for images whereas huddled on a ship. The photograph he shared of Abella clearly exhibits a number of teams of individuals on land and within the water behind them.
Simply final month, the Bears and gamers like defensive lineman Akiem Hicks posted movies and information releases on social media encouraging followers and gamers alike to remain residence and interact in social distancing in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.
It seems as if Smith is ignoring his personal recommendation, as effectively.
Roquan Smith Made Video Thanking Nurses and Well being Staff in Late March
In a video shared by the Bears’ Twitter account on March 20, Smith stated thanks on behalf of the staff to nurses and well being care members working in the course of the COVID-19 outbreak, singling out Advocate Healthcare Aurora, a medical middle positioned in Aurora, Illinois. The tweet was accompanied by a #flattenthecurve hashtag, which inspired individuals to assist hold the variety of COVID-19 instances as little as attainable by solely leaving their properties when completely obligatory with the intention to flatten the curve of the virus.
Smith’s awkward supply within the video resulted in a number of of his teammates, together with Tarik Cohen, Anthony Miller and Allen Robinson, roasting him by way of social media.
No matter his supply within the video, Smith’s not participating in social distancing mid-outbreak is a bit regarding. The Bears kicked off their digital offseason Monday, April 20, and the 2020 NFL Draft was carried out with social distancing in thoughts simply a number of days later. Smith is totally allowed a private and social life, however when he and his staff have publicly inspired followers to remain residence and he then posts images and movies of himself out in public ignoring social distancing guidelines when it’s by no means obligatory? It reads a bit hypocritical.
There may be the chance these images and movies have been taken awhile in the past, and that Smith simply posted them not too long ago in a belated effort to share them, which is ok and makes this far much less egregious. Nonetheless, to do this throughout a time when Georgia seashores are loaded with individuals (Smith was born and raised in Georgia, so the images have been presumably taken someplace there) in the midst of a pandemic after asking individuals to #flattenthecurve exhibits curious judgement at greatest.
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