A New York City DJ is apologizing
after facing a wave of backlash for
performing at a “small house party".
The DJ, Alec Brian, addressed the
controversial performance, which took place
amid the city’s ongoing stay at home order.
“Just to clear things up, I was asked to
DJ a small house party,” Brian wrote.
“I have been taking all precautions to
socially distance, wear a mask and hand
washing very seriously to stop the spread".
Brian went on to say that, due
to the current social distancing
mandate, he is currently unemployed .
and used the opportunity to get
some “needed money to pay my bills".
“If I have insulted anyone or made anyone feel
uncomfortable by this event, I sincerely apologize
as that was certainly not my intent,” Brian added.
The posts drew a series of negative comments,
with Facebook users calling the performance
“outrageous” and “disappointing".
"Even a ‘small’ house party is a house party,”
one user wrote. “You haven’t insulted or made
us uncomfortable, you’ve *endangered* us".
Some Facebook users were much
more sympathetic, accepting Brian’s
apology as an opportunity for growth.
“Nobody is perfect and I am not going
to judge you. Take care of yourself
and try to do better,” one user wrote