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Chase Rice Blasts COVID-19 Lockdowns: ‘We Are Being Treated Like Kids’

by Matthew Wilson
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Chase Rice is criticizing COVID-19 lockdowns and social distancing protocols amid the pandemic. He claimed the government was treating its citizens like “kids.”

In recent months, Rice has made his feelings known regarding social distance protocols and the lack of live-audience concerts. He believes the country is ready for concerts again, despite the recent increase in both COVID-19 cases and deaths, according to CNN.

“My biggest thing is, I don’t know why we are being treated like kids,” Rice told CMT. “We have the ability to leave our homes and do it safely, so what the hell are we doing? You can’t expect us to hear that we are free and have the liberty to make our own choices, but then suddenly tell us we have to stay home. And we’re supposed to be okay with that?”

Rice said he misses being able to perform live with audience members. The pandemic has made him look back on past shows with a new lenses.

“I look back on all of those shows now — even ones when I remember being pissed at myself because I was just having a bad night — and I’m like, ‘My God. Give me nights like that any day of the week,'” Rice said.

Chase Rice Believes Concerts Will Return

Recently, Rice said he believes live music is close to coming back. Rice even has his own thoughts on how to accomplish that. He told the outlet that he would have two sections at his concert: one for those who wanted to socially distance and one for those that don’t.

In a previous tweet, Rice wrote, “Ain’t felt this in a while. Rehearsing with the guys for the first time since June. I miss live music, I miss y’all. It’s comin back, can’t wait to see y’all out there.”