Saturday Night Live takes a huge risk by running live shows with in-studio audiences inside Studio 8H at 30 Rock.
However, they have been taking precautions to run the show safely.
Now, upcoming musical guest, country musician and The Voice alum Morgan Wallen has posed a huge threat to the show and audience after a wild weekend of partying, and kissing multiple women in crowds of mask free people.
Videos of the 27-year-old singer have emerged all over TikTok and Twitter, with people condemning the artist for acting as if COVID doesn’t exist, when he has a show to attend on October 10.
Wallen spent his weekend partying in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
He himself uploaded a photo attending a football game at the University of Alabama on Saturday, October 3.
A local news report described what’s seen in the TikTok clip uploaded by TikTok user ashleighludlamas as Wallen: “Posing with fans in T-Town, downing shots, kissing girls, playing the guitar and generally making merry,” while in locations like “a bar, at a house party, in the back seat of a fan’s car and more.”
Saturday Night Live have been doing everything they can to ensure that cast, crew and audience members are safe from COVID, including requiring everyone not on-camera to wear a mask at all times, and conducting constant rapid testing.
Last week’s read-through was even moved from its usual spot to Studio 8H, where cast members were able to socially distance.
SNL’sSaturday premiere saw host Chris Rock and musical guest Megan Thee Stallion perform in front of a masked studio audience, who were paid for attending the live show.
Bill Burr is set to host the next SNL episode that Wallen is set to appear on.
COVID is still running rampant in America, with there being 7,722,746 current coronavirus cases. The country has seen 215,822 deaths already.
Morgan Wallen first made a name for himself when he was a contestant on The Voice in 2014.
He shot to stardom in 2017 when he collaborated with Florida Georgia Line for their hit song Up Down.
The star has not yet responded to any of the scrutiny he has faced.