WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Spring breaker who said that the coronavirus will not stop him from partying has apologized for his comments.
- He apologized on Instagram, saying he now understands the severity of his actions.
- He says that this experience is an opportunity for personal growth.
Spring breaker Brady Sluder said “if I get corona, I get corona. At the end of the day, I’m not gonna let it stop me from partying,” in an interview last week, at a time when beaches in Florida and other states were flocked by college students during their break.
This goes against security measures that require social distancing following the growing concerns over the global coronavirus pandemic.
Sluder recently posted on Instagram an apology for the comments he made.
“I would like to sincerely apologize for the insensitive comment I made in regards to COVID-19 while on spring break. I wasn’t aware of the severity of my actions and comments,” he wrote. “I’d like to take this time to own up to the mistakes I’ve made and apologize to the people I’ve offended.”
He then said that he now understands how serious the situation is and that he must contribute efforts in trying to minimize the spread of the virus.
Sluder added that he also has “elderly people who I adore more than anything in the world” aside from other members of the family who are at risk.
“Our generation may feel invincible, like I did when I commented, but we have a responsibility to listen and follow the recommendations in our communities,” he continued, apologizing for his insensitivity.
He says that he will look at this experience as an opportunity for personal growth. He also reminded everyone else to make an effort to stay as healthy as possible.
The youngster then said that he will use this opportunity to “become a better person, a better son, a better friend, and a better citizen” while advising youngsters like him to “listen to your communities and do as health officials say” because “life is precious.”
Another advice: “Don’t be arrogant and think you’re invincible like myself.”