Hollywood Celebs Get Free Pass From New York’s Strict Quarantine Rule

Hollywood celebrities attending the VMAs in New York on Sunday from out of state do not need to follow Cuomo's strict quarantine mandate.

Different rules for different bank accounts? That’s what some people are asking after it was announced that the wealthy celebrities of Hollywood traveling to New York next week for MTV’s Video Music Award show (VMAs) will be exempt from the state’s strict 14-day quarantine mandate. 

VMAs Celebrities Exempt From New York Quarantine Rule

Fox News report that the popular VMAs, which is scheduled for next Sunday, will have a different format this year. 

COVID-19 has rocked the entertainment industry, forcing many live shows to stream digitally or record without a live audience. While the VMAs will be no exception, they are still flying in celebrity performers from across the country.

The award show will now have performances take place outside with almost no audience in attendance. Many celebrities are set to attend the show, which is typically a Who’s Who of the music business.

Today, the public learned that celebrities traveling to New York from other parts of the country will not need to follow the 14-day quarantine rule put in place by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as the rest of us do.

Instead, law enforcement will be on-hand to make sure that the celebrities and their teams are wearing masks and socially distancing. 

“The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and Citywide Events is working in close coordination with the production to ensure guidelines are being followed,” a City Hall spokesperson told the New York Post.

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The spokesperson went on to add that the NYPD unit will be doing “compliance checks during the production.”

The Rest Of Us Need To Follow This Rule

Those of us who are not celebrities can be hit with 15 days in jail or a fine of up to $10,000 for violating Cuomo’s order.

The Democratic governor was not about to force that upon his beloved Hollywood liberal elites, however.

A spokesman for Cuomo’s office said the entertainers could “participate in the production of the show, but they will only interact with other members of the cast and crew and will quarantine when not working.”

“Rigorous safety protocols including testing and screening and compliance checks by a special compliance officer,” were the conditions that were agreed upon in order for the event to take place.

Celebrities Performing At 2020 VMAs

Keke Palmer is set to host this years Video Music Award show. The VMAs will also include performances by Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus.

This year’s award show has already faced setbacks. American rapper Roddy Ricch, who was slated to perform, recently backed out of the show. 

“Unfortunately, I won’t be performing at this year’s VMAs as announced. My team and I did everything in our power to make this work, due to COVID compliance issues at the last minute we had to call off the performance,” the rapper posted on his Instagram story.

“My team and I are safe and everyone’s health is a main priority, as well as giving a quality performance. I appreciate MTV for the opportunity to perform and I hope I can see y’all next year. STAY SAFE.”

It will be interesting to see what other the casualties the NY based awards show might cause.

Of course, this entire situation is unfortunately typical of Democrats. They want to inflict as many rules as possible on the rest of us, but not follow the rules themselves.

Regular folks can’t give the family a proper burial. Yet George Floyd and John Lewis get nationwide, multi-day funerals with hundreds of thousands in attendance.

People like us can’t open our business to put food on the table. But so-called activists can riot en masse without any consequences whatsoever.

“Good enough for thee, but not for me” indeed Governor Cuomo. 

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