Young influencers have gotten a lot of flack during the pandemic, particularly the ones who’ve insisted on traveling or hosting and attending parties. While many insist they’re regularly tested, critics say it’s no excuse for partying when residents in cities like Los Angeles have explicitly been told to stay home.
Now, people are also criticizing social media stars like Addison Rae and Nikita Dragun for showing up in public with masks that are nowhere close to what the CDC recommends.
Rae was recently in New York City for an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. As she left the studio, she posed for pictures with fans, and people noticed her face covering wasn’t exactly adequate.
Some people noted it actually looked more like the face shields used to protect the eyes and skin when applying hairspray.
Others mocked the shield on TikTok.
Similarly, Dragun has been spotted going out and merely holding up a plastic shield when encountered by paparazzi and fans.
That inspired a very funny chain of reaction on TikTok.
Singer Lana Dey Ray has also gotten backlash for what appeared to be a mesh mask, although she later said it was lined.
The CDC recommends choosing masks that have at least three layers, completely cover the nose and mouth, and fit snugly enough that air cannot leak.