Chris Jericho of Fozzy defended the band’s performances over the weekend after a photo of one showed fans without masks or social distancing.
The photo of a concert in Minot, South Dakota Saturday night got shared all over social media, bringing criticism from not only rock fans but from many in the wrestling community. Jericho has a big match set for All Elite Wrestling on TNT Wednesday, and fans have wondered if he could put the match in jeopardy.
Jericho defended doing the concerts in North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa by saying, “These states of North Dakota and South Dakota have low COVID cases; less than a thousand in both states. I think Florida had, like, nine thousand today alone. The venues are kind of either outside or they’re half capacity… We hand out masks at the door, there are temperature checks — all that sort of stuff. We basically just stay on the bus all day. Everyone in the Fozzy camp — crew and band — has been tested.”
I’ve got to admit, that that was a very stupid move from Chris Jericho. There was no social distancing during the Fozzy concert whatsoever .🙁🙁🙁
— Jamie “The Controversial One” Holmes (@JamiePrestigio1) August 9, 2020