TikTok influencer Bryce Hall has been slammed for throwing a huge birthday bash at his Hollywood Hills mansion, where guests neglected to wear masks and ignored social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The social media star, who boasts more than 12million followers on the popular video-sharing app, celebrated his 21st birthday on Friday with a massive party at Sway House, a collective of TikTok creators and influencers.
Videos of the gathering posted online showed dozens of party guests packed closely together with no regard for social distancing or coronavirus health measures.
Party-goers were seen dancing and drinking shoulder-to-shoulder and at one point gathered around to watch strippers dressed as police officers perform lap dances on Hall.
Twitter user DefNoodles shared a second video clip showing large crowds gathering outside the home, while adding, ‘just as many people may have been outside as inside.’
The footage showed a number of other high-profile guests at the party, including Harry Jowsey, from Netflix reality show ‘Too Hot To Handle’, as well as internet influencers Olivia Ponton, Faze Banks, Brooke Hyland and others.
At least 75 people attended the event where 20 strippers were hired to perform, one anonymous guest told Forbes. The attendee said people had used hand sanitizer before entering the home.
Another person who was hired as entertainment for the party told Insider they were required to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
The party was reported to have gone on until the early hours of the morning, until cops showed up at the home around 4am and shut it down.
The LAPD did not provide details about the police call-out other than confirming they had responded to a noise complaint in the area.
According to the LA Times, a ‘Notice of Violation’ was later seen outside a property on the 8700 block of Appian Way regarding a police visit on August 8 and 14 for ‘disturbing the peace.’
The party, which took place as coronavirus cases in California topped 628,000, was slammed by critics on social media, including fellow internet influencers.
California currently has 628,031 confirmed cases of Covid-19 after 6,469 new cases were recorded on Sunday, according to state data.
Hall took to Instagram on Sunday to share a photo marking his 21st birthday, immediately drawing criticism in the comments.
‘Glad I have to be stuck at home because of people like you who aren’t taking Covid more seriously,’ internet personality Violet Benson said in a comment, garnering 2,436 likes.
‘[You’re] acting like there isn’t a worldwide pandemic right now but okay,’ another wrote.
YouTube star Michelle Khare also blasted Hall in a tweet, saying she hasn’t been able to see her family in months because her father is an essential worker who has been on the front lines treating those battling the virus in the hospital.
‘F**k you, Bryce Hll. And everyone else who went to these parties. You’re selfish to a degree I didn’t know humanly possible,’ she said.
‘There’s a worldwide pandemic going on and ur focused on having ur bday party? think abt all of the people that have died from covid and how much ur spreading. this is so irresponsible,’ said another user.
Hall, however, remained unfazed by the backlash and brushed off his critics in a tweet saying: ‘if i don’t respond to you hating on me, just know you’re not worth my time.’
DailyMail.com has contacted Hall and his representatives for comment.
The incident comes just weeks after fellow YouTube star Jake Paul was widely criticized for throwing a similar sized party in July, when the number of new virus cases in California reached an all-time high.
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti has issued an order banning large gatherings and last month threatened to temporarily cut off residents’ power or water if they violate the health measures.
Hall was previously involved in a brush with the law in May, when he and fellow TikTok star Jaden Hossler, 19, were arrested on drug charges during a road trip in Texas.
Hall was slapped with a misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession and later released on $5,000 bail.
Hossler was also charged with marijuana possession. He was additionally hit with a second-degree felony charge for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group two
Police did not disclose which drug Hossler was carrying – but drugs in that group ‘include most hallucinogens and stimulants’, according to Insider.
Hall rose to internet fame for recording videos of himself clowning around with pals inside their luxury Sway House residence.
He has also gained a following on YouTube, where he has more than 2.7million subscribers.