Just when you thought you’d seen every kind of way to make a statement, a Los Angeles performance artist has come up with a new one.
The woman wore a bikini made from blue surgical masks outside a Trader Joe’s in L.A. to protest lockdown restrictions.
The artist, DaVida Sal, was scantily clad and did not wear a mask to cover her mouth. She used one as a blindfold and explained why in conspiracy-laden Facebook posts.
Sal wrote that she believes COVID-19 is a hoax designed to erode freedoms. She said those following orders of social distancing and wearing masks are blind.
Sal might have gotten her five minutes of fame from the protest, but she hasn’t received much positive attention, if Facebook replies indicate how people perceived her actions.
The reaction to her stunt has been overwhelmingly negative.
“People where I live are dying, Karen. Protecting the most vulnerable people in our population is the right thing to do. Wearing a mask is not difficult,” one woman wrote.
Others didn’t think much of her use of so many masks.
“As a health-care worker whom is rationed one mask until it falls apart. I’m pissed off you wasted so many for your ‘statement,’” another woman said.