KC Concepcion says sorry for partying during pandemic

Heidi Hsia
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1 Feb – KC Concepcion recently took some time to write a long apology on social media, after she was blasted online for not wearing a mask to good friend Tim Yap's birthday party on 17 January.

The actress, who along with others were fined P 1,500 for violating COVID-19 protocols, posted her apology on 30 January, writing, "Taking the time to thank our nurses, doctors, frontliners and caregivers who have been working hard since the beginning of last year. To be honest, we are all still getting used to our new normal. I quarantined solo for [three] months, not leaving my house, trying to be strong home alone to keep myself and others safe, and had no one at home to lean on. Mentally, it was taking its toll, which it did on so many of us regular people, but most especially on our frontliners who have been working nonstop to keep our communities safe. Thank you."

"I do agree that keeping a mask on and not letting our guards down is the least we citizens could do. I personally apologise for not having kept my mask on 100 [percent] of the time during a gathering. It has been [two] weeks since then and I hope we can move forward with lessons learned about safety protocols indoors or outdoors when in a crowd. I understand the panic. And I would react in a similar way," she wrote.

Concepcion admitted that the pandemic situation is tiring everybody and that they all have different struggles and ways of coping.

"There are days that you're up, and there are days when you're down. There are days that you're strong, and days when you fail. But one thing is for sure, we can all learn from everyday experiences, and from each other. Nobody is perfect, revenge travel is TRULY a thing, and in as much as we would like to break free from chains and restrictions to try and keep sane, no. We need to travel more responsibly. We need to gather more responsibly. Stay focused and patient. We can get through this together. In the meantime, we should take care of our mental health, always, as much as the physical, no matter what Find things that make you happy. Rest when your mind and body need it. Eat healthy, be active, stay alert."

She stated that she has since learned that everybody can connect with each other while also still be extra careful and not let one's guard down.

However, the actress did turn off the comments section of the said post, so not to attract negative comments.

(Photo Source: KC Concepcion Instagram)