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Chris Jericho criticized for holding Fozzy concerts during COVID-19 pandemic

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Chris Jericho is facing some backlash from people for performing at a Fozzy concert in Minot, ND on Saturday night. After the first show, people saw photos of the concert on social media and took to Twitter to voice their criticism about it.

As a result, Fozzy has been trending on the social media platform. Obviously, the United States just like the rest of the world is still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. People had issues with a photo showing a moshpit with a lack of social distancing and fans not wearing masks.

The majority of Fozzy's tour dates that had been scheduled for the summer were postponed due to illness. However, the band was able to keep a few bookings this month in South Dakota, and North Dakota, and in Fort Madison.

Fans have been calling him and the band out:

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In the opening minutes of his Saturday Night Special live stream, Jericho provided some insight about holding shows during this time.

“The reason why the shows have happened is because these states of North Dakota and South Dakota have low COVID cases, less than 1000 in both states. I think Florida had 9000 today alone. The venues are either outside, or they are half capacity. We are sold out tonight in Minot with I think 50% capacity, last night we were sold out in Sioux Falls, SD with 35% capacity.

We hand out masks at the door, the temperature checks, we stay on the bus all day, the Fozzy crew and camp have been tested”

Jericho is scheduled to wrestle Orange Cassidy on Wednesday's edition of AEW Dynamite.