This is written with irony. There is nothing fatal about a pimple, but in an industry when your appearance is essential to the success of your career, going out with a big pimple could be "deadly" to your career.
the 21 year-old singer defied the potentially fatal growth as she danced the night away at the launch of Mark Ronson's new cuff links.
She ignored the pimple and spent the night dancing at the party that celebrated introducing this person's new cuff links. (Is he some sort of famous designer? I've never heard of a party to announce new cuff links before.)
Student or Learner