Big Time Rush makes a big time comeback, exciting fans everywhere with their reunification. Up until just recently fans were hyped that the boy band would be performing again, that’s until they performed irresponsibly.
At the latest Big Time Rush concert that was held Saturday (December 18) in New York City fans criticized the group for performing without member Kendall Scmhidt—who tested positive for COVID-19. Ironically, fans weren’t upset that Schmidt didn’t perform, they were disappointed that the rest of the group members performed instead of canceling the concert and the meet-and-greet that followed.
“When I see Kendall from Big Time Rush tested positive but they continued to do the meet & greet/concert anyways with the other 3 even tho Carlos is unvaccinated and needs to quarantine for 14 days,” wrote one fan on TikTok.
Irrespective of how fans feel about Big Time Rush, many were immediately put-off by the group seemingly disobeying COVID-19 guidelines and putting their fans at risk. One TikToker points out how the audience kept commenting about the group possibly affecting them, despite management trying to reassure them that three members performing weren’t infected.
“Some people started yelling like, why is the show going on, they were all exposed,” TikTok user @spicybakedbeans said. “And the tour manager was like, oh no they weren’t, they all got negative tests.”
The chastisement for the band continues on social media, with fans calling out Big Time Rush for taking such a risk. Although the majority of the group tested negative they can still carry the virus and transfer it.
“I knew one of them was gonna test positive but I’m shocked and disappointed that they’d go on and do not only the show but also a meet and greet after the rest of them have been exposed @bigtimerush do better,” someone tweeted.