The Influencer Backlash Is Real: Ariella Charnas, Shane Dawson and More Who Had to Apologize
Back in March, when we were all still trying to find our pandemic footing—Is it okay to go out for groceries? What about a run? Should we be spraying down every last piece of mail with bleach?—there seemed to be at least one situation the Internet could all agree on.
Arielle Charnas had f--ked up.
In mid-March, the founder of the Something Navy clothing line and the Og blog of the same name told her 1.3 million Instagram followers that she was being testing for Covid-19 after experiencing a fever, sore throat and chills.
Despite the limited number of tests available at the time in New York City—then the epicenter of the pandemic—she said that her friendship with a clinic...