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Artist Protests Lockdown Measures Outside Trader Joe’s In Bikini Made From Masks

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Performance artist DaVida Sal has been heavily criticized by social media users after she turned up in front of a Trader Joe’s in Los Angeles to protest against the lockdown.

Sal arrived half-naked, wearing a bikini made out of blue surgical masks to cover her private areas. She also wore a blindfold made from a single mask, but did not use any to cover her mouth. The artist wanted to warn the public about the “perceived blindness” of those who adhere to social distancing measures.

On Facebook, Sal claimed that coronavirus was a “hoax,” and that the virus was created to “erode freedoms” by forcing people to cover their face with masks and keep a distance from one another.

Her stunt has been met with negative reactions, especially from those who have lost a loved one to the virus. “People where I live are dying, Karen. Wearing a mask is not difficult,” one Facebook user said.

Others are repelled by her outfit choice. “As a healthcare worker [who] is rationed one mask until it falls apart, I’m pissed off you wasted so many for your ‘statement,’” another user wrote.

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Posted by DaVida Sal on Friday, May 22, 2020

[via New York Post, opening image via QualityHD / Shutterstock.com]