A woman was slammed online after she shared a video clip of herself licking a toilet seat on TikTok.
Ava Louise, a 22-year-old influencer, from Miami, was slammed online for licking an airplane toilet seat while taking part in the so-called ‘coronavirus challenge.’
In the short clip, she can be seen crouching in front of an airplane toilet seat before licking it.
The video, which Ava initially shared on Tik Tok and then on Twitter, provoked the outrage of thousands, who said Ava was just looking for attention.
The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 6,500 worldwide out of more than 170,000 cases, with 2,952 confirmed cases and 60 deaths reported in the US so far.
Ava Louise, a 22-year-old social media influencer believed to be from Miami, was slammed online for licking a toilet seat for the so-called ‘coronavirus challenge’ (pictured: extract from the viral video)
In the clip, the influence can be seen licking a toilet seat in an airplane to complete the so-called ‘coronavirus challenge’ (pictured)
The influencer did not seem bothered about the strong reaction her clip prompted online, and said it was a ‘social experiment in a later tweet.
Her video received more than 296,300 views on Twitter so far, where it was heavily criticized.
‘Her parents must be so proud,’ one person wrote.
‘The THINGS people do for attention,’ said another.
Ava Louise was slammed online for what people called her ‘attention-seeking’ behaviour after the video went viral
‘Stupidity at it’s best,’ wrote one.
‘This is SO messed up,’ said another.
It appears that the video was taken down from TikTok following the controversy, but it’s still available to view on Twitter, where it has been seen more than 297.500 times since it was shared on Saturday.
People were not impressed with Ava Louise’s behaviour and called her ‘attention-seeking’ on social media
In a tweet following her controversial content, Ava Louise, who’s appeared twice on Dr Phil to discuss her fame, saying she’d rather die young than ugly, said the video was a social experiment.
Drastic measures are being taken worldwide to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which has already claimed more than 6,500 lives worldwide since January and affected 173,117 around the world.
After China managed to get a handle on its sudden outbreak other countries were blindsided by huge epidemics – almost 25,000 people have caught it in Italy, around 14,000 in Iran, 8,000 in Spain and more than 5,000 in both Germany and France.
The influencer said the video was a ‘social experiment’ and was not bothered by the online criticism against her (pictured in Miami)
In the US, 2,952 cases were reported and the virus is believed to have killed 60.
President Trump declared coronavirus a national emergency last week, allowing him to access $50billion in emergency funds and unveiling drive-thru testing at major retailers including Walmart, Target and CVS.
The State Department issued a global advisory cautioning citizens to ‘reconsider travel abroad’, while passengers in Britain frantically queued to get back to the US before the anticipated changes.
The influencer’s stunt failed to impressed, as countries around the world are fighting the spread of the virus, which has claimed more than 6,500 lives worldwide
Mr Trump initially announced a ban on all travellers coming from Europe’s Schengen Zone but had excluded Britain because he believed the UK authorities were doing a ‘good job’.
But he rowed back on Friday and said Britain’s ‘numbers have gone up fairly precipitously over the last 24 hours’, causing him to rethink his strategy of fighting the deadly virus.
The president’s 30-day travel ban for Europe, which currently applies to citizens of 26 countries, took effect from 12am, causing many Americans in Europe to scramble to buy last-minute plane tickets. One family of three paid nearly $8,000 for three one-way tickets from Paris to New York.
On Friday night, Delta Air Lines announced it is suspending all flights to Europe and will cut passenger-carrying capacity by 40 per cent to deal with a nosedive in travel demand.