Hamish Harding’s stepson is using Blink-182 to “cope” as the British billionaire remains missing on the small vessel carrying five people that vanished two days earlier in a dive to the Titanic wreckage site.
“My stepdad Hamish is on this submarine lost at sea,” Brian Szasz tweeted at Blink-182 members Travis Barker, Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus on Monday. “I’m devastated but coming to the San Diego show tonight so you guys can give me hope and cheer me up.”
In replies to his tweet, the 37-year-old said the outing “helped me cope!“
He has since deleted his Twitter account.
Szasz, an audio engineer, shared a photo on his Instagram Story Tuesday of his time at the concert. “Yes I went to @blink-182 last night,” he wrote.
He added: “What am I supposed to do sit at home and watch the news? Not sorry this band has helped me through hard times since 1998.”
Szasz also posted about going to the concert on Facebook Tuesday, although it has since been deleted.
“It might be distasteful being here but my family would want me to be at the blink-182 show as it’s my favorite band and music helps me in difficult times!” he wrote, according to screenshots obtained by multiple outlets.
The audio engineer later posted that his mother, Linda, “asked me to delete all related posts” out of “privacy.”
Szasz addressed backlash on his Instagram Story Wednesday night. “Believe it or not, I have about $100 to my name. I can’t go out to the ocean. I have a legal situation keeping me here as well. I can’t get on a flight. I don’t have a passport,” he began.
“I was sitting here watching the news for two days straight,” the audio engineer added. He said he wasn’t “having a great time” at the Blink-182 concert, he just wanted to “get off the phone for maybe two hours.”
Cardi B slams Brian Szasz for attending concert: ‘You’re supposed to be at the house, sad’
Cardi B criticized Szasz’s choice to attend the Blink-182 concert in a video shared on her Instagram Story Tuesday.
“People was like, ‘Well, what is he supposed to do? Be sad at the house? Is he supposed to go look for him himself?’ Yes,” the rapper said.
She continued, “You’re supposed to be at the house, sad. You’re supposed to be crying for me. You’re supposed to be right next to the phone, waiting to hear any updates about me. You’re supposed to be (consoling) your mom.”
Cardi B suggested it was “sad” that despite being a billionaire, Szasz’s actions suggested he doesn’t care about Harding. “I’d rather be broke. I’d rather be broke and poor, but knowing that I’m loved.”
Szasz hit back on Instagram, writing on his Story that the rapper should “try to show class for once in your life!”
“Her career is in such a turmoil, she needs clout off other people’s suffering,” he later said in a video on his Instagram Story. “Cardi B, grow up. Get some class. You’re tasteless.”