Influencers deported from Bali after pretend masks ‘prank’

A still from the video created by Josh Paler Lin and Leia Se showing the creation of a fake face mask using make-up.


A nonetheless from the video created by Josh Paler Lin and Leia Se exhibiting the creation of a pretend face masks utilizing make-up.

A US-based YouTuber and a Russian influencer have been ordered off Indonesia’s resort island of Bali on after recording themselves defying obligatory mask-wearing with some imaginative make-up.

Clips of the video created by Josh Paler Lin and Leia Se and posted two weeks in the past present the 2 duping grocery store guards with a painted surgical masks after they have been refused entry as a result of Se was unmasked.

“Did you discover like nobody’s truly taking a look at you?” Lin exclaimed. “I can’t consider it labored!” he mentioned within the video that seems to have been taken down from his social media accounts however has since been reposted elsewhere.

Lin is a Taiwanese passport holder whose YouTube channel specialises in prank movies and is adopted by 3.4 million followers. Se has over 25,000 Instagram followers.

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Though first-time violators of Bali’s mask-wearing rule face fines of 1 million rupiah (NZ$96) for foreigners and deportation after a second offence, the police wished them eliminated off the island instantly.

“It’s solely correct to sanction them extra severely, not simply with a high-quality but additionally deportation,” mentioned Bali’s civil service police unit head Dewa Nyoman Rai Dharmadi. “They aren’t solely violating, however intentionally scary in public to defy well being pointers.”

Russian influencer Leia Se, centre, walks from the immigration office at Jimbaran, Bali.

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Russian influencer Leia Se, centre, walks from the immigration workplace at Jimbaran, Bali.

The pair had proven regret and apologised by Lin’s Instagram video.

“I made this video to entertain individuals as a result of I’m a content material creator and it’s my job to entertain individuals,” Lin mentioned, “Nonetheless, I didn’t realise that what I did might truly carry numerous damaging feedback,” he mentioned, advising individuals to at all times put on masks and invite everybody to assist Bali regain its tourism.

Jamaruli Manihuruk, who heads the Bali regional workplace for the Justice and Human Rights Ministry, mentioned that Lin and Se to be deported as quickly as potential after they’re examined for Covid-19.

“Foreigners who don’t respect the legal guidelines and laws in Indonesia are dealing with deportation sanctions,” Manihuruk mentioned. He mentioned Lin and Se shall be positioned in a detention cell on the immigration workplace whereas ready for his or her flight.

In January, authorities in Bali deported Sergei Kosenko, a Russian social media celeb, after he posted a video of himself driving a bike with a feminine passenger on the again off a pier into the ocean. The stunt was condemned by many Indonesians as reckless and a probably hazardous to the surroundings.

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