The singer recently appeared on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve” celebration and addressed the high use of his name after people saw how similar it was to the new coronavirus variant, Omicron. Since the start of the pandemic, many people have been making jokes to get through the difficult and uncertain times of today.
As the world steps into year two of coronavirus, the jokes, metaphors and analogies continue. Omarion took part in the jokes during the New Year special, saying his “lawyers” asked him to speak to his fans to clear up any “online confusion.
Pulling out a piece of paper and reading from it with a wide smile, he said, “I, Omarion, am a musician and entertainer – you knew that – not a variant.” The father of two continued, “The last time I had to do this was in 2000 when everyone confused Y2K with B2K. That ain’t how it’s supposed to be, but seriously, I want to wish you all a happy and safe New Year’s. Peace.”
Omarion made two more videos that all preached the same message: that he is not a COVID-19 variant, but an artist and entertainer.
In another video, which he uploaded to TikTok, he said, “Hi everybody, this is Omarion. I am an artist. Not a variant,” he said while looking to the side camera. “So please be aware if you just so happen to run into me on the street you don’t have to isolate for five days nor do you have to have a negative test result in order to dance to my music. So please be safe; be healthy. Happy New Year.”
For the third video, he added a little razzle-dazzle to the clip by adding his 2005 hit “Touch” as the background song. “While it’s important not to touch me and keep your distance,” he said, ’cause you know that’s how it’s supposed to be, you don’t need a negative test to dance to my music.”
Although Omarion put in quite the effort to assure his fans that he was simply an entertainer, it appears many weren’t buying his message. His videos circulated on Twitter, with many fans continuing the joke and convincing their peers that Omarion was leading them astray.
One commented, “And that’s exactly what a variant would say.”
Another person continued the joke by naming a few of Omarion’s songs. “Songs like “Distance”, “Touch”, “Ice Box” idk idk these seem like COVID-themed songs to me,” that person wrote.
Someone else pointed out another flaw in Omarion’s speech to help their argument that he is the variant. That person wrote, “what does “be safe” mean? Why isn’t he encouraging people to get the vaccine? Omicron wouldn’t encourage you to get the vaccine.”
It looks like he has some more explaining to do.
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