Chase Rice struck for joking about coronavirus to advertise new songs
Chase Rice has come under fire for its promotion for its new single, “Drinkin ‘Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen”.
Just hours before the song was released on November 29, the 35-year-old singer took to Twitter to tease the release. “I just lost my taste and smell. Strange,” he wrote, seeming to make fun of the symptoms of a coronavirus. “Also drop a single at midnight.”
While some followers voiced concerns about Rice’s wellbeing, others questioned whether the artist’s tweet was just part of a publicity stunt.
“Damn, I really like your music. It’s just very tasteless … really, no pun intended,” wrote one follower. “No joke, don’t make any.” Another added, “Ask health care workers if dealing with Covid-19 is fun. Note: It’s not.”
Rice later confirmed that he didn’t have COVID-19, but is promoting the song he recorded with Florida Georgia Line. “Seriously. I have no idea,” Rice tweeted. “But I’m dropping a single tonight. With 2 guys I learned a lot from. Respect the hell out of @FLAGALine. And 10 years after we started making music and living together, we’re back at it. Drink beer. Talk to God. Amen. “