The TikTok star has criticized the behavior of a fellow influencer at Sam Smith’s invite-only party in South Australia
A private Sam Smith concert is ruined when a ‘disgusting’ influencer at the party at taxpayer expense goes to the toilet in front of fellow horrified party-goers.
The South Australian government has paid for flights, accommodation and drinks for 205 guests to attend the English non-binary pop star’s performance at McLaren Valley wine venue on January 11.
Among the guests who sponsored the exclusive event were 90 social media influencers and media personalities, including former The Project star Carrie Bickmore.
One of the young women who attended witnessed a female influencer, who was part of a group behaving rudely all night, urinating right in front of the stage.
One of the young women in attendance saw a female influencer, who was part of a group behaving ‘rudely’ all night, urinating right in front of the stage
‘One of them literally pees on the farm.’ I’m not kidding, Kate said in a TikTok video.
“Girl pushed me, it’s like ‘I’m so sorry, there’s a girl peeing’.”
“ I look over and I literally see someone squatting on the ground pissing, on the ranch.
One, it’s disgusting, two, I can’t even say anything ’cause I’m so lost for words.
Kate said some of the influencers who attended the event deserved to be “slapped” for their behaviour.
It was where I was standing mosh next to a bunch of social media influencers. I will not name names because I do not want to sue.
‘But some.’ [them] They were very disrespectful and rude on some of the more emotional songs.
“The girl next to me was crying” because she was very emotional and [Smith’s] The sound is amazing and on my part, I’ve had these influencers yell “Let me stand on your shoulders!”.
An exclusive Sam Smith party was held at the d’Arenberg Winery in McLaren Vale alongside the stunning Cube venue.
They were so drunk and all I could hear was their screams… Someone was telling everyone how they had a million followers.
“It was very distracting, very rude to be invited to an event like this, which is small and you’re supposed to be at this event for the sake of tourism in South Australia.”
Some of the influencers who attended the show posted about how they enjoyed the alcohol served, with one bragging about “tinkering” with the freebies.
Some estimates say $1 million in taxpayer money was spent on the event at the striking Darenberg Cube venue, but Tourism Minister Zoe Pettison said the actual amount was less.
Earlier, the South African opposition said it was outrageous that taxpayers were being forced to foot the bill for an event attended mainly by social media influencers and celebrities.
Opposition tourism spokeswoman Jing Li said that because the deal was kept secret, there was no way to measure its success.
“We support events and big names visiting South Australia, but there has to be a benefit to the state and society,” Ms Lee said.
“There are also disturbing rumors of celebrities and influencers being forced to post a pre-determined amount of content on social media platforms to make the party look like a huge success.”
On TikTok, Kate called for an end to the practice of giving free concerts to influencers.
“Let’s stop sending influencers to events like this,” she said.
“Some of them were really good, but I really didn’t appreciate hearing how someone with a million followers, like, who really cares?”
South African Tourism Minister Zoe Bettison defended spending taxpayers’ money on the parade, which was attended by 300 people in all.
It claimed 714 million people had been reached by Smith’s time in South Australia due to his exposure on his Instagram.
“This is the new way of marketing,” said Ms. Bettison.
We should go out there and do things differently. We want to turn people’s heads and see South Australia as a place to visit.
“I definitely think this concert and having Sam Smith in South Australia did exactly what we wanted to do.”
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Zoe Pettison for further comment.