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Inside Edition releases viral video and mold at Myrtle Beach hotel

Myrtle Beach vacationers behind a viral TikTok video showing their mold-infested beachfront hotel room are garnering national attention.

“I was traumatized by what I saw,” Lashanda Terry told Inside Edition in a segment posted to the show’s Facebook page on Friday.

Terry’s best friend Kelly Bruce spent over $700 on accommodations at the Sea Mist Ocean Resort along 13th Ave S for a weekend getaway with another friend late last month .

After entering the moldy room, Bruce took a 47-second video of their shocked response, which has since been viewed over 7.5 million times.

“Our first best friends getaway went straight to hell,” she said in the caption. “It was supposed to be our upgrade after giving us the wrong room initially. I’ve never seen anything like it in my whole life.”

Bruce told Inside Edition that this is the first time the friends have been able to sneak together for a vacation.

“We looked forward to every moment,” she said.

In a since-deleted Facebook post, Sea Mist officials said the moldy room was not supposed to be on rotation for customers and was mistakenly assigned by its management company.

“The unit was undergoing maintenance to be treated for mold, which is a regular problem at all resorts in a humid climate,” the hotel replied.

The ladies were upgraded to a mold free jacuzzi suite.

This story was originally published August 13, 2022 00:00.

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