A SPRING breaker has apologized for saying that he wouldn't let warnings about the coronavirus stop him from partying.
The 22-year-old Brady Sluder took to his Instagram page to make his apology, owning up to having been arrogant and not knowing the impact of his words.
The Ohio native went viral last week after he was interviewed in Florida during spring break and said that contracting the virus wouldn't stop him from partying.
Downplaying the seriousness of the pandemic, he told a TV new screw: "If I get corona, I get corona."
He continued: "We're just out here having a good time. Whatever happens, happens."
In his apology post he said that he wasn't aware of the severity of his actions and comments.
He said that he has since had time to think about his comment about the deadly bug.
Sluder grovelled: "I'd like to take this time to own up to the mistakes I've made and apologize to the people I've offended.
"Our generation may feel invincible, like I did when I commented, but we have a responsibility to listen and follow the recommendations in our communities.
"I will continue to reflect and learn from this and continue to play for our well-being. I deeply apologize from the bottom of my heart for my insensitivity and unawareness of my actions."
The 22-year-old student said that he does not want to endanger the elderly and the people who are at-risk in his life.
He wrote: "I'm not asking for your forgiveness or pity. I want to use this as motivation to become a better person, a better son, a better friend, and a better citizen…Don't be arrogant and think you're invincible like myself."
The footage didn't take long before going viral and was used as an example of young people ignoring the severity of the virus.
Authorities have cracked down and ordered more restrictions on public gatherings as the total number of positive cases has surpassed 50,000.
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