Kenzie Ziegler tries to justify hanging out with her friends: ‘I literally can’t’

“Dance Moms” alum Kenzie Ziegler — younger sister to Maddie — went live on TikTok recently to address the swirl of news stories reporting that she hasn’t been social distancing.

16-year-old Ziegler had allegedly been spotted attending several parties in Los Angeles, including at least one at the Hype House in August.

Her mom initially defended her daughter by commenting on an Instagram post that Ziegler did not “go to another party” and that her hair in the photo was too dark to be a recent picture.

Ziegler’s reaction to the allegations she’s been out partying during a pandemic has been to first post an Instagram Story apologizing and then following up with the aforementioned TikTok stream where she defended herself.

The Instagram Story from August 11 was screenshotted and shared to another Instagram account. “I wanted to apologize for my actions this past weekend. I made a mistake going to a gathering at a friend’s house,” Ziegler wrote. “I will be more careful with my choices moving forward.”

“how many times is she gonna apologise but then go do the same thing again,” one commenter replied to the screenshot.

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Apparently, this was Ziegler’s last time apologizing because she went on TikTok on August 31 to justify her behavior.

“First of all, I’m not gonna go my whole life without seeing my friends because, like, I literally can’t. There’s no way I can do that,” she said. “And I feel like everyone feels that too.”

Ziegler has over 19 million followers on TikTok.

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“I don’t need to explain this,” Ziegler said in response to a fan asking her why she was hanging out with her friends while addressing how people are mad at her for hanging out with her friends.

“what does she think the rest of us are doing?” one Twitter user replied to the clips.

“i havent seen my friends or parents in ages and this is how she complains??” said another Twitter follower.

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