Russian Instagram model Yulia Ushakova has royally p*ssed off some of her fans by posting a picture of herself sporting a bikini made out from medical masks. Yep, the same ones being used all over the world to fight the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by coronavirus, right now.
And yes, the very same item that the world is in critically short supply of during what the World Health Organization has called an “accelerating” pandemic.
Naturally, the fitness model has been slammed in the comments for sporting the DIY swimsuit, which is made from both medical face masks and a respirator – yep, just to add to this self-indulgent lunacy.
“I just ordered on AliExpress this trendy swimsuit.
“The built-in valves allows the skin to breath, unfortunately you can’t wear it for more than two hours.
“I don’t know whether this has become a new challenge on Instagram. But I like the idea. What do you think?”
The post has somehow managed to rack up over 9,400 likes, but thankfully, many of the comments weren’t as complimentary, nor validating.
One Instagram user wrote:
“There is a global lack of masks. This is the worst joke I have seen during these horrible days.”
“Totally stupid and disrespectful to all doctors and all those who are suffering. Unfollow right away. Enough.”
And a third said:
“In the moment when those masks can save a life, this is not the best kind of joke you can do.”
Images via Instagram/@yulia_ushakova
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