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Porn star receives backlash for hosting New York circuit party

The 'Rona Rave' attendees, which reportedly included a frontline medical worker, are now deleting their social media accounts.

May 6, 2020, 6:10 pm

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Videos of adult film performer Ian Frost’s Monday night “Rona Rave” are making their way around Twitter and upsetting many.

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The videos feature Frost’s New York City apartment filled with men. According to LGBT Nation, “His party included at least one frontline medical worker, a pharmacist and roughly a dozen other men.” The people in the videos are not practicing social distancing, and not one person can be seen wearing a mask.

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The party began Monday night and into Tuesday morning. One Twitter user alleges that the party took place on Sunday too, though there’s no evidence of that.

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As content from the party began to circulate on social media, many of the attendees—including Frost—began to delete their accounts. 

The DJ of the event, Alec Brian, was pictured with a face mask hanging from his neck. He went on to defend attending the event on Instagram, posting a screenshot of an apology that reads, “As many of us are now unemployed, I had an opportunity to avail myself of some needed money to pay my bills.” 

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“If I have insulted anyone or made anyone feel uncomfortable by this event,” he writes. “I sincerely apologize as that was certainly not my intent.”

Many continue to call the party-goers out on social media.

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New York City Council candidate and drag performer, Marti Cummings, tweeted, “this is a slap in the face to every health care worker, every person who has lost a loved one, every person struggling with finances bc of shut down.”

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In New York alone, there are over 319,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, with over 19,000 deaths. As of right now, the stay-at-home order instated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo ends on May 15, but he said that it will most likely be extended.

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*First Published: May 6, 2020, 6:10 pm