Musical group The Chainsmokers are under investigation after failing to follow social distancing precautions during the coronavirus pandemic. 

On Saturday, The Chainsmokers held a concert in Southampton, New York. Footage was released form the concert that showed many not following CDC guidelines for the coronavirus. 

A letter from the New York Commissioner of Health to the Supervisor of the Town of Southampton  stated that there could be a “state department conducting an investigation.”

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) also took action. He tweeted, “Videos from a concert held in Southampton on Saturday show egregious social distancing violations. I am appalled. The Department of Health will conduct an investigation. We have no tolerance for the illegal & reckless endangerment of public health.”

In the Know Experiences, the group who organized the concert, responded to the backlash. They explained that the concert “followed all proper and current protocol” and “collaborated with all state and local health officials to keep everyone safe” as temperature checks were administered before entry. They added that concert goers were not “allowed to leave their designed spots for any reason other than” to use the restrooms, which they said were cleaned every 10 minutes. 

Many took to Twitter to express their disappointment. One user wrote, “man who the f— is going to a chainsmokers concert during a pandemic and how do I make sure they never associate with me.”

Another said, “This irresponsibility of the chainsmokers having any sort of event in the current climate is absolutely appalling. I am not ok with you risking everyone’s lives just so they can watch you press a space bar all night.”

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