American YouTuber Josh Baller Lane and Russian influencer have been expelled from Indonesia. The two made a funny video in which the latter pretends to be wearing a mouth mask at the supermarket, but is actually wearing very little face paint.
The Indonesian authorities couldn’t laugh at the video that was filmed two weeks ago. The video shows how the duo walk through a supermarket. When the supermarket staff approaches, Leah C. keeps her mouth shut, so that the staff won’t see she’s wearing a face mask. Nobody noticed, not even the security. I can’t believe it works, ”she laughs. In Indonesia, it is necessary to wear a mouth mask in public.
Although people who break the rules are usually fined first, the Indonesian police want the two to leave the country immediately. “This is the only correct punishment,” said police officer Dewa Newman Ray. “They are intentionally provocative and do not adhere to health guidelines.”
In a video statement, the two men and their lawyers apologize for their behavior. “This video was never intended to disrespect or encourage people not to wear masks,” Lin says. To no avail: the two were deported from the country as soon as possible.