An Instagram account called @GaysOverCovid has been publicly exposing gay men who’ve been brazenly defying the advice of public health officials during the pandemic.
The account, which first appeared last summer, ramped up its efforts over the holidays, posting photos from superspreader Christmas parties, New Year’s Eve circuit events, and images and videos from that gay cruise that just sunk off the coast of Mexico.
Over the weekend, an angry member of the #GaysOverCovid crowd took to Facebook to offer $500 to whoever could identify the person running the account and ruining their fun.
“We are offering a $500 incentive for anyone who can help us identify the mastermind behind IG @GaysOverCovid,” the person announced. “Let it be known that we are coming for them.”
So far, whoever is responsible for the account has not come forward or been outed, but they have accumulated over 91,000 followers and counting.
Here’s what Twitter’s been saying about the whole thing…
— David Cochrane (@davidcochrane) January 3, 2021
— RONΔN (@ronannclayton) January 3, 2021
#gaysovercovid needs to be preserved and protected in the gay Smithsonian
— Julian Isidro (@JulianIsidroNJ) January 4, 2021
— Clif (@Texden1975) January 1, 2021
Damn #GaysOverCovid is going Nancy Grace on em! Scruff receipts, grindr locations and venmo histories. We love an exposé
— Stream bidi bidi bom bom (@BossofMario) December 31, 2020
#GaysOverCovid has been my favorite internet drama of 2021
— It’s Josh Schoettmer (@JoshSchoettmer) January 2, 2021
— RudePaul (@RudePaul90) January 3, 2021
#GaysOverCovid IG is actually run by Julie Andrews.
— Imani Denson-Pittman (@RaptorsRock) January 3, 2021
One of my favorite activities is watching how fast someone makes their social media private when they get exposed #GaysOverCovid
— Pat Perrault (@Patontheback3) January 1, 2021
— JWalk (@TVTalkWithJWalk) January 4, 2021
Currently living for #GaysOverCovid tea *takes a sip*
— Castor Reigns (@CastorReigns) January 4, 2021
— Kyle Buchandermann (@kyle_michael_b) January 1, 2021
— Brent (@Brentj2010) January 4, 2021
Now, how about some memes?