的 “卖日落” 星, 39, shared a series of photos on Instagram of herself introducing her new boyfriend, “与星共舞” Pro Keo Motsepe, to her family as they celebrated the holidays. The snaps showed the group in matching holiday onesies as they posed together indoors, complete with kids and dogs.
然而, 的 family holiday post was quickly ridiculed by her followers on Instagram who noted that, at a time when cases of the coronavirus are spiking and people are being asked to avoid traveling for large, indoor family gatherings, the post felt tone-deaf and unsafe.
The criticism prompted Stause to update the post’s caption to acknowledge that it may not have been the most sensitive or self-aware post.
“To those bringing up Covid concerns, I understand and agree this was not a good use of my platform. I normally always try to be socially responsible with my posts because I am naturally a compassionate person,” 她解释. “I can see how this does not show that to some. I understand you won’t agree, but at least so you can see where I am coming from.”
The star noted that, despite how it may appear, everyone involved in the photo took precautions to try and ensure safety.
“This is my immediate family and we all are able to test before and after. This is the first Christmas without our mom we felt important to be there for each other in a tough year,” 她写了.
She also noted that this was her first time introducing her new boyfriend to her family and that the euphoria of the meeting going well got the better of her judgment.
“Keo brought such welcomed happiness and selfishly I posted in a very happy moment,” 她总结. “Please be safe and I am sending all my love to my supporters & 评论家. I hear all of you and can appreciate feedback from both sides.”
As of Dec. 22, the novel coronavirus has infected 多于 77,432,103 整个人 191 国家和地区, 导致至少 1,704,065 死亡人数. 在美国。, 所有 50 各州以及哥伦比亚特区都报告了确诊的COVID-19病例, 超过 18,042,120 疾病，至少 319,457 死亡人数.
Stause appeared on “与星共舞” for Season 29 alongside partner Gleb Savchenko. 然而, earlier this month she appeared to make her relationship with Motsepe official on Instagram after meeting him during her time on the show.