“12 kids and 25 adults over the holidays. It was lit !!” she wrote.
Cardi B immediately faced backlash after throwing a celebration of nearly 40 people at her house. In the run up to Thanksgiving, health officials had warned Americans not to hold gatherings, fearing that the holiday could cause ‘superspreader’ events.
Responding to blistering backlash from fans, Cardi apologised saying: “Sorry my bad”. Although she later went on to say that people were “trying too hard to be offended”.
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 s… https://t.co/eaJ92zZ5Jd
'I spent soo much money getting every1 tested but it felt worth it. I wasnt trying to offend no1,' she wrote.
Some did not seem to find this to be genuine, as one person commented on the Twitter apology: “No one is trying too hard. You had 37 people over your house during a pandemic. Even if you don’t think of yourself as a role model many fans will see your Thanksgiving as not taking COVID seriously.”
Others were just generally unimpressed with the decision to host a giant meal, calling it “irresponsible” and “privileged”:
@Chrishell7 @iamcardib This is like when Kim Kardashian announced that she had a party for her 40th. You can’t tell… https://t.co/lNC2zvM9cX
Some fans were supportive when she decided to respond and apologise: “Stop apologizing. You have been following protocols and people would do the same if they could” one person wrote.
But generally it seemed like this was not a good look for anyone, let alone for someone with such a large following: As Tomas Mier commented, the ‘lit’ dinner “doesn’t sound like something to be proud of”.