Charly Jordan is a popular influencer with just under two million TikTok followers, and over 100 thousand YouTube subscribers.
Recently, Charly has come under fire online after travelling to Rwanda during a pandemic, and crying on TikTok about being placed in quarantine out there.
Many fans have criticised her actions and she has since apologised to her followers.
Read on to find out more.
Charly Jordan travelled to Rwanda
It all began when Charly Jordan uploaded a since- deleted TikTok from Rwanda, where she had travelled to at the start of September. In the TikTok she tearfully explained:
“Literally the f***ing government showed up at my place, and came and dragged me away from everybody I was with, and I don’t speak the language, and they locked me in this f***ing room. And I can’t leave.”
She added: “I don’t know how long I’m going to be here, and they won’t tell me anything.”
Many followers were quick to point out that Charly shouldn’t be travelling in the first place during a pandemic, and called out her TikTok for being ignorant. After the situation escalated, Charly uploaded another TikTok explaining what had happened, and her side of the story. She said:
“I want to let you know I did everything by the books in accordance to the Rwandan government and the US government in order to make this a safe trip.”
“Upon taking another test to leave the country we took another test and my results came back positive in which case we were immediately quarantined. I was given another test less than ten hours later which came back negative.”
Charly told fans that she then took another test which also came back negative, which confirmed that her first test was a false positive and that she “never had Coronavirus.”
Charly apologises for TikTok video
After facing backlash online, Charly uploaded an apology onto her Instagram story addressing the situation. She wrote:
“The video I uploaded to TikTok was very emotional. I never meant to offend anyone and I take full responsibility for my actions. I got separated from my group and was confused because of the language barrier, and should’ve educated myself more before travelling. I should’ve thought about what I was doing before reacting I’ve learned my lesson, and I know I shouldn’t have travelled during this time. I will do better in the future.”
“I was alone and scared and watching it back I realise how inappropriate and reactive the video was. I never meant to offend anyone I was just trying to figure out what was going on for a few days while I was alone and getting no answers. I truly am sorry. I took down the video because after watching it back I realised how inappropriate it was.”