Arielle’s apology is out. pic.twitter.com/hvWRFYrHCn— Sophie Ross (@SophRossss) April 2, 2020
Arielle Charnas, the fashion influencer behind the brand Something Navy, apologized to her followers in a tearful Instagram Story and post, after facing backlash for leaving New York City amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Charnas told her followers that she had tested positive for COVID-19, but headed to the Hamptons with her family two weeks later.
Charnas said that she followed the Centers for Disease Control guidelines in making her decision and that she and her family had waited 14 days before leaving New York City to quarantine elsewhere.
But writer Sophie Ross documented her messy and questionable choices that put others at risk.
Arielle Charnas and her dangerous and bizarre behavior surrounding her COVID-19 diagnosis: A THREAD— Sophie Ross (@SophRossss) March 30, 2020
Right away she “called up a doctor friend” to get flu & COVID tests in her car—literally the nurse came outside so Arielle wouldn’t have to walk in—and Arielle filmed it all for IG while plugging the doctor and his office. (Then she went silent for extra drama awaiting results.) pic.twitter.com/ytKYnN3LTx— Sophie Ross (@SophRossss) March 30, 2020
Also, Arielle’s husband Brandon posted a Volvo #sponsored story on the way to the dr. Arielle unboxed and posted a new Louis Vuitton purse as she was waiting for her COVID-19 results. Let that sink in. (Can’t find screenshots but here’s proof from Diet Prada’s comment section) pic.twitter.com/MdlmKvGcHB— Sophie Ross (@SophRossss) March 30, 2020
On 3/18, Arielle announced that she tested positive for COVID. She got her results back extremely quickly. It usually takes around 5 days (source: my COVID-positive friend who is actually *miserable* bc of the virus right now) pic.twitter.com/zvnJqPOpCi— Sophie Ross (@SophRossss) March 30, 2020
Arielle says her husband Brandon got sick too. On 3/24 (6 days after being diagnosed with COVID) Arielle posts a series of Tik Toks of herself dancing. She looks healthy with different matching loungewear sets on and ~beach waves~ in each video. pic.twitter.com/Ixa3LDuG2u— Sophie Ross (@SophRossss) March 30, 2020
She’s aware of the rumors and posts a video. She “would never lie about having coronavirus, that’s disgusting” & also says it’s not true that she used wealth to get a test she “called up her dr friends on SPEED DIAL” and paid $40 like everyone else! (No pRiViLeGe whatsoever!!!!!) pic.twitter.com/a51BwALFei— Sophie Ross (@SophRossss) March 30, 2020
After the video, she immediately takes this opportunity to post an #ootd of her with the caption “fresh air.” People are big mad. Not only is she literally putting peoples lives at risk, but she’s setting a horrible example for her 1.3 mill followers (even if they’re mostly bots) pic.twitter.com/qo96FPklov— Sophie Ross (@SophRossss) March 30, 2020
More angry commenters and no acknowledgement from Arielle. She posts this picture of herself kissing her toddler daughter next. (Remember: this woman is an absolute hypochondriac with both herself and her kids.) At this point, everyone’s just confused. This doesn’t add up. pic.twitter.com/HzqKaKvMOo— Sophie Ross (@SophRossss) March 30, 2020
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Is she carelessly exposing her nanny to COVID-19? Or is it the alternative that I don’t even want to say?? I’m not sure which is worse.— Sophie Ross (@SophRossss) March 30, 2020
Arielle has a convenient excuse for why nanny is there. Poor nanny has to work even when she’s contracted a deadly virus from her rich boss. (What are the odds her nanny got a COVID test too?) pic.twitter.com/Pcn0hwQlJm— Sophie Ross (@SophRossss) March 30, 2020
For context: she lives in a NYC doorman building. Arielle says she called her doormen to tell them they (aka COVID PATIENTS) were going to come down in the elevator and walk through the lobby. Apparently the doormen cleared everything out for them so they could leave for Hamps. pic.twitter.com/rNkmgu1t7Y— Sophie Ross (@SophRossss) March 30, 2020
It’s also important to note that Arielle’s Hamptons house is a rental. This entire infected family is just...contaminating someone’s house right now. Also, Arielle admitted she got WiFi installed yesterday. Exposing a Spectrum worker too, I’m sure. pic.twitter.com/yOGcIpD1Cp— Sophie Ross (@SophRossss) March 30, 2020
Arielle’s family members who have followings on IG have been with Arielle in the past few weeks (prior to her diagnosis) and do not appear to be concerned. Her sister MOVED the day after the diagnosis, and only cared that the MOVERS wore masks so *she* wouldn’t get COVID. pic.twitter.com/FCSFuhTJr3— Sophie Ross (@SophRossss) March 30, 2020
Also, I’m sorry if this timeline is convoluted and confusing, there are wayyy too many chaotic, messy and problematic layers to this thing, will keep adding to this!! I felt like I was gonna explode from the gaslighting and privilege and had to get this off my chest tysm!!!— Sophie Ross (@SophRossss) March 30, 2020
This is a great point. Arielle held her daughter’s birthday party at the Museum of Ice Cream on March 7. (GOD KNOWS WHY WITH THOSE GERM PITS.) Did she alert those workers and every single person in attendance upon her diagnosis 11 days later on March 18? https://t.co/MjmxMSvkxB pic.twitter.com/OMfHi1Qi5j— Sophie Ross (@SophRossss) March 31, 2020
My inbox is full right now with more interesting insights (thank you all!!!) and I’ll respond/share as soon as I have a minute, but in the meantime, please enjoy this lovely interaction today between a former Arielle fan/Cornell student and the one and only Brandon Charnas: pic.twitter.com/7Mk1jecxuO— Sophie Ross (@SophRossss) March 31, 2020
THIS. Arielle also visited her 4-year-old daughter’s preschool classroom on March 15, the day before she decided she was too sick with Coronavirus to walk into a clinic.— Sophie Ross (@SophRossss) April 1, 2020
She deleted that post. https://t.co/wmZnfzK571 https://t.co/Rktc5QcCDh pic.twitter.com/OdGwRTCSl2
The behavior just keeps getting more and more deplorable. Once again, this is how Brandon Charnas is responding to former fans.— Sophie Ross (@SophRossss) April 2, 2020
Someone? Anyone? Take their phones (and platforms) away?? #somethinggaslighters #somethingcancelled pic.twitter.com/kN30by71XZ
You can read more in the thread. There’s just too much to unpack and summarize here.
Her Instagram Apology:
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