The 26-year-old Chicago man apologizes for throwing a party for 200 people at his mother’s house during her 24-hour shift as a first responder for ‘not understanding the meaning of social distance’
- Janeal Wright admitted that he had given a party and claimed that he invited about 30 people
- He said it grew partially quickly to 200 people packed into the mansion
- His mother is a CFD commander, Christine Matthews
- She worked as a first aide 24 hours a day due to a coronavirus outbreak
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A 26-year-old man, who gave a house party in Chicago to about 200 people, in violation of the state’s hometown state, while his first-aid mother worked 24 hours a day, apologized for his actions.
Janeal Wright emerged during an interview with Illinois Rep La Shawn Ford on Tuesday and admitted to throwing the house party, noting that he only invited about 20 to 30 people.
He said it grew, in part, quickly to 200 people packed into his mother’s mansion in North Narragansett’s 2000 block.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Wright’s mother is the Chicago Fire Chief, Christine Matthews. She worked as a first aide 24 hours a day due to the coronavirus outbreak when the party took place.
Janeal Wright (pictured), 26, who gave a Chicago house party to about 200 people violating the state’s home stay state while his first-aid mother worked a 24-hour shift, apologized for his actions
Pictured: A host of revelers spotted nearby on Sunday at an unknown house party in Chicago
Wright said the party was held on Saturday night and video shows people standing shoulder to shoulder dancing and not social distance.
Some can also be seen with face masks, but not all.
Councilor Gilbert Villegas confirmed that Matthews owns the house where the party took place, but blamed Wright, who had a key set for his mother’s building.
Matthews told NBC she had no idea her son was going to have a party at her house.
She said she was horrified to see the video and became even more angry with her son.
Matthews said she hasn’t seen her family in nearly two months because of the risk of exposure to coronavirus associated with her job.
“So if I distance myself socially, I certainly don’t condone this kind of behavior,” she told NBC.
During the interview with Rep Ford, Wright said, “I was totally unaware of the message to stay at home and stuff.
“I really didn’t know about it. I looked at it as a scam or something. As if it wasn’t real, but I see how serious it is now. ‘
Apologizing for hosting the party, Wright said he encouraged all attendees to go to Loretto hospital to be tested for the virus.
Illinois Gov J.B. Pritzker also responded to the viral video, saying that everyone who attended was endangering others.
Pritzker said the partygoers in the video shared on Facebook Live not only continued to violate the “ intention ” of the home, but “ also violated the trust of friends and family. ”
The video was also condemned by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Lightfoot promised to hold those responsible who “threaten our public health and risk erasing the progress we have made.”
Picture: some revelers. Many wore face masks, but many did not
Mayor Chicago Lightfoot added in another tweet that she would hold those responsible to account
Lightfoot took to Twitter to say that the partygoers’ behavior was “ reckless and completely unacceptable. ”
She added, “I know this is a very difficult time for Chicagoans, but there’s a reason why we’re asking you to stay at home and take a social distance: it saves lives.
While most Chicagoans are doing their bit to prevent the spread of COVID-19, reckless actions like this threaten our public health and threaten to obliterate the progress we have made. We hold those responsible responsible. I ask everyone to be here together. ‘
Lightfoot said people can anonymously inform the Chicago police about house parties at cpdtip.com.
“The fewer people who meet the Stay At Home” order, the sicker our residents will become and the harder it will be for us to recover, “said Lightfoot.