LOS ANGELES - The stepson of British billionaire Hamish Harding is defending his recent decision to attend a Blink-182 concert during the high-stakes search for his stepfather and four others aboard the Titanic tourist submersible.
In an update Friday, the U.S Coast Guard confirmed all five people on the Titan were believed to be dead after the vessel suffered a "catastrophic implosion" near the Titanic wreckage site.Brian Szasz spoke out on social media following mounting backlash in response to his attendance at the group's concert earlier this week."Yes I went to @blink-182 last night," Szasz wrote on his Instagram Stories June 20 alongside a photo of him at the venue. "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."SUGGESTED: Missing Titanic sub: Underwater noises detected in search for OceanGate craftSzasz, who is from San Diego, describes himself as a "recording/Mixing Engineer," according to his Facebook page.
He attended San Diego State University.Since the controversy, Szasz claims he has been stalked by "creepy reporters" in San Diego and even received a call from Tucker Carlson.Hamish Harding attends Living Legends Of Aviation Awards at The Beverly Hilton on January 20, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Victoria Sirakova/Getty Images) Szaz had allegedly shared news of the concert on his social media on June 19, apparently captioning the news, "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 later deleted the post, noting that his mom "asked me to delete all related posts.