Influencers Josh Paler Lin, Leia Se kicked off Bali island after pretend masks prank

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

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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 really taking a look at you?” Paler 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.

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

Though first-time violators of Bali’s mask-wearing rule face fines of 1 million rupiah ($70) for foreigners and deportation after a second offense, the police wished them eliminated off the island instantly.

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

The pair had proven regret and apologized by way of 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 notice that what I did may really deliver lots of damaging feedback,” he mentioned, advising individuals to all the time 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 attainable after they’re examined for COVID-19.

“Foreigners who don’t respect the legal guidelines and rules 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 movie star, after he posted a video of himself driving a motorbike with a feminine passenger on the again off a pier into the ocean. The stunt was condemned by many Indonesians as reckless and a doubtlessly hazardous to the surroundings.

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