Remember Melanie Amaro? She won the first season of Simon Cowell’s ill-fated singing competition, X Factor USA in 2012. She supposedly won a cool $5 million dollars (annuity is at least 20 years ok) and a record contract. Not sure if she got the money, but she definitely didn’t record an album.
Recently, the singer resurfaced at a Target. And am I the crazy one here? Is it bizarre that Melanie believes that performing an impromptu “concert” maskless, indoors, is a great idea? In the middle of a frigging pandemic?
She calls it “Covid Caroling” which in itself, unless done outdoors, with plenty of space, is a horrible, horrible idea. Singing is a major way to transmit aerosols. Especially if the singing is done in belting style, right? Good thing the store isn’t crowded, so everyone is socially distanced, at least. But I’ve read some scary reports about how infected aerosols can linger in the air for hours.
When a Target employee finally stops her, she snarks, calling him the “male version of Karen.” No, he’s doing his JOB. Y’all shouldn’t be in Target without a mask. Y’all especially shouldn’t be belting a Mariah Carey song, maskless, in the vicinity of shoppers.
I guess I’m just a Scrooge.
“Surprised all the @target shoppers with a mini Christmas concert! ‘Twas so much fun ! Where will I do a pop up concert next ?” she wrote on an Instagram post. How about NOT POPPING UP ANYWHERE UNTIL THE PANDEMIC IS OVER.
“(P.S we had the male version of Karen, Kevin trying to shut us down at the end there,” writes Melanie. “he didn’t want us to be great, it’s all good, still did my thing) #CovidCaroling.” Uh. he’s just doing his job, keeping the unsuspecting shoppers who DID NOT ASK FOR A MASKLESS SCREAMING CONCERT IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC.
Watch it all go down below. The comments on the post are all very pro-Melanie.
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