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Influencers who faces backlash online after defying health protocols by painting mask on face to enter Bali supermarket face deportation

 Josh Paler Lin, a U.S. based YouTuber and Leia Se, a Russian influencer, faces a possible deportation after facing backlash online for defying mandatory wearing of mask in Indonesia.




In a prank video uploaded by the duo, it can be seen them trying to enter a local supermarket but they were denied from entering because Se was not wearing a mask. Instead of getting a real face mask, they returned to their car and Lin suggested to use a makeup to paint on Se's face that look like a real blue surgical mask.





Did you notice like no one’s actually looking at you?” Lin is heard in the video. “Exactly, because it looks real,” the woman replied.




“No one noticed! Even the security. I can’t believe this works,” Lin continued.







After the art work was done, the duo were able to get inside the supermarket with Se trying to act smoothly to avoid detection from the people around them.



Although the viral video was deleted on their respective social media account, still it was reposted several times across the internet with some locals calling for their deportation.




"It's only proper to sanction them more severely, not just with a fine but also deportation," said Bali's civil service police unit head Dewa Nyoman Rai Dharmadi. "They are not only violating, but deliberately provoking in public to defy health guidelines."







Following a backlash online, the pair issued apology through Lin's Instagram account with their attorney.




"Our client would like to make a clarification and say their apology," their lawyer begin.




"I made this video to entertain people because I'm a content creator and it's my job to entertain people," Lin said, "However, I did not realize that what I did could actually bring a lot of negative comments form netizens," he added.




Lin and Se send their heartfelt apology for what they did and 'promise not to do it again'.  Before the video end, Lin invite everyone to visit Bali, but advised them to always wear a mask people to always wear masks for everyone's safety.




Currently, Indonesia issued a fine of IDR1 million ($70) for first-time violators of not wearing face mask and deportation for the second offense.

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