The Internet celebrity niece of the mayor of Illinois criticized her uncle on Sunday for attending a family wedding in Florida.
Cristian Chirico, former BuzzFeed personality and co-host of YouTube’s “The Kitchen and Zorn Show”, said Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico was “not sorry” for his actions, a “tremendous insult” to community organizers in the city Was.
“He should be held accountable,” Chirico tweeted Sunday while addressing organizers in Naperville. “Demand Updates”. You are also in this community. Your safety matters. you matter. I’m rooting for you.”
Chirico did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
His statement came after a widely circulated photo on social media showed Steve Chirico standing together with his family at his daughter’s wedding – neither of whom wore masks.
Steve Chirico confirmed in an email to NBC News that he traveled to Florida for his daughter’s outdoor wedding and reception, with a total of 53 guests.
“My family and I all took the COVID test and tested negative before traveling to Florida this weekend for my daughter Jenna’s wedding,” he said in a statement. “Upon my return to Naperville, I will examine and test again.”
His niece was not the only one to criticize the mayor.
NBC Chicago reported that Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker expressed his concerns at a daily coronavirus briefing on Monday, saying that people are not following public health measures.
“I also saw a story here in Illinois about a mayor who went to Florida for a wedding, didn’t wear a mask, and there were more than 50 people at the wedding and that’s the kind of thing – well that’s not from us. Ask, ”Pritzkar said.
The controversy came when Kovid-19 cases were increasing in all 50 states. The mayor’s visit follows an alert from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asking Americans not to travel for the holidays.
According to the Johns Hopkins Kovid-19 dashboard, DuPage County, where Naperville is located, Naperville reported more than 41,000 cases and 748 deaths since the epidemic began in March.
Chirico tweeted on Saturday that his uncle and his immediate family did not believe “he had done anything wrong.”
She said she was initially hesitant to publicly speak out against her uncle, but was referencing a meme from “Like … People are dying, Kim,” “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”.