INSTAGRAM influencers have sparked fury by turning desperately needed coronavirus face masks into bikinis in the latest warped online trend.
The posing outfits, known as “quarankinis”, are sweeping social media as the global coronavirus death toll topped 50,000.
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Many people have been stocking up on face masks to offer protection from the contagious coronavirus as millions of people across the world stay at home self-isolating.But some Instagram models have taken a new distasteful spin in making the critical meical supplies a latest “must-have” accessory.
Several influencers have posted pictures of themselves using face masks as bikinis, attracting mixed reactions from fans.
Model Yulia Ushakova from Russia posted a photo of herself using face masks to cover her intimates.
She captioned the snap: “I ordered a new trend for the swimming season 2020 … Built-in valves make breathing easier, but it needs to be changed every two hours!”
Another model Yana Koshinka also posted a snap of her covered in toilet paper while walking down the stairs.
She said: “Found in the store a little toilet paper. Ready for self-isolation…”
German Instagram model Katja uploaded a selfie of herself in a face mask bikini to make a bikini top while using one to cover her private parts.
However, not all her fans were impressed with one commenting: “Unfortunately, due to the lack of aid, I find it inappropriate. Unless they were already used.”
Another asked “what do you expect from such a mental low flyer?”, while one woman described the snaps as “outrageous”.
Jade Marie, a model from Melbourne, Australia, pictured herself in a black string-tied face mask bikini on her Instagram page.
One man replied that the outfit was “a waste to use four masks to one person”.
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The bizarre trend comes as another influencer currently in lockdown in a luxury hotel is blasted online after she said it was “worse than prison”.
Australian Instagram star Jessica Pinili, 26, said it was a “human rights” issue that she isn’t allowed to leave her room for fresh air at the Duxton Hotel in Perth.
Ranting to her 10,300 Instagram followers earlier this week, Jessica – who is four days into her two week isolation – said :”This is worse than being a prisoner, prisoners get fresh air.”
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