Two influencers have had their passports seized after attempting a Covid-inspired prank. Leia Se was pictured with a face mask painted onto her in a supermarket, and people now want to know more about the influencer!
Josh Paler Lin filmed Instagram star Leia Se as she walked around a supermarket in Bali in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic without a face mask on. Lin is a Taiwanese national, while Se is from Russia.
Read on to find out more on Leia Se and the painted face mask prank!
Who is Leia Se?
- Leia is an Instagram influencer who goes under the username @lisha0902 and has over 25.2K followers.
Leia spends a lot of her time travelling around the world and creating content for her social media followers. She attends lots of parties and nightclubs and can often be seen in her posts having fun with her friends. Leia also enjoys the beach and has many Instagram pictures in her bikini by the pool.
Since the incident, Leia hasn’t posted to her Instagram and her most recent post is over 2 weeks old. As soon as the two influencers received backlash for their prank Leia and Josh made their Instagram accounts private, but they turned them back to public as soon as they posted the apology video.
Instagram influencer faces Bali deportation for painted face mask!
The prank that went wrong was that she had painted her face to make it look as though she was wearing a blue disposable mask, even though she wasn’t.
The video has now been deleted, but viewers who saw the video immediately responded to the prank and were enraged by the act. Responding to the incident, a spokesperson from Bali’s regional office for the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, said Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) officers would begin questioning the social influencers.
“After that they will be examined together with Immigration to take the decision on whether or not to deport them,” I Putu Surya Dharma told Coconuts Bali.
The influencers released an apology video taking account of their actions. Shown alongside their legal team in the video, they promised that they didn’t intend to disrespect the country’s rules surrounding face masks and instead was trying to “entertain”.
Lin told viewers: “I did not realise that what I did could… raise a lot of concerns. Once again we want to apologise for what we did and we promise not to do it again.”
They continued by encouraging people in Indonesia and Bali to “always wear a mask for our own safety and health [and] so we can help Bali to gain its tourism again.”