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Post Malone Slammed For Not Postponing Concert Due To Coronavirus

As the pandemic, COVID-19, continues to spread across the globe, causing deaths, panic, and a major shortage of toilet paper, hand sanitizer and food, musicians are postponing their tours until it's safe to gather in large groups again.

Despite artists unanimously canceling their shows, Post Malone has not, and he's getting the third degree for it.

By now, everybody is starting to discover that the coronavirus is not something to be taken lightly.

It is causing worldwide hysteria as people try to stock up on the essentials, preparing to isolate themselves to stop the spread of the virus.

Gyms, bars, restaurants, and shopping centers are shutting down, sporting leagues are suspending their seasons, travel bans are being implemented, and festivals and concerts are being postponed.

Most artists who were planning on touring sometime soon have released statements notifying their fans that show dates are being pushed back.

So far, worldwide, the deaths caused by the virus have surpassed 6500, and it is expected to get worse before it gets better.

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Despite the severity of the issue, however, there are some people, like Post Malone, that aren't overly concerned about it.

He's facing backlash after oing through with a scheduled show in Colorado last week despite being advised to cancel.

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Just hours before the show, the venue released a statement, revealing that the concert would “proceed as scheduled”.

“Tonight’s Post Malone concert at Pepsi Center is proceeding as scheduled,” the venue tweeted.

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“We continue to monitor the current COVID-19 situation with local, state and federal authorities.”

Fans, however, feel that Post Malone's decision to play a concert amid a pandemic was irresposible and reckless.

This fan revealed that they were actually denied a refund — being forced to either attend the concert and risk being sick, or stay home and waste the money they spent on their ticket.

Others pointed out that it isn't just the "boomers" who disagree with the decision not to cancel the concert.

While the virus seems to have fairly mild symptoms in younger, healthy people, they can still pass the virus on to someone who is immunocompromised.

This person chimed in, explaining that even smaller events and venues are shutting everything down until further notice.

All things considered, maybe Pepsi Center should do the same.

Another person raised the point that the coronavirus doesn't necessarily show obvious symptoms in everyone that contracts it.

So, they could be spreading it without even knowing that they have it.

Some people think that Pepsi Center's choice to not to cancel the show is a terrible look on them, Post Malone, and everyone associated with his brand.

It's definitely not a great look...

This person called it "borderline criminal".

Given the fact that they are all well-aware of the pandemic that has caused a national emergency to be called, it doesn't seem wise to host a sold-out concert at a venue that holds 18,000-plus people.

This person admitted that the $300 they spent on their ticket to see the show will be all for nothing because they will not be attending.

Probably for the best.

Seeing Post Malone live is not worth the cost of catching the coronavirus and potentially spreading it to someone who could die because of it. Sorry, not sorry, Posty!

Fans were literally begging for the concert to be postponed so that they could safely attend.

It's definitely not fair that fans were being forced to choose between the risk of catching the virus to see Post Malone perform live, or completely wasting the money they spent on their ticket for the sake of their health.

This fan replied, pointing out that the entire world's focus the last few days has been on social distancing, and their response is to host a concert.

Seems counter-productive, but okay.

Do you think that Post Malone should have postponed his concert at the Pepsi Center in Colorado?

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Let us know in the comments below.

Stay safe, stay home, and wash your hands!