Two influential influencers will be deported from the tourist island of Bali, Indonesia, after they were arrested for recording and publishing a video clip of one of them in it. Fake mask On his face to enter an institution.
The video recorded by Taiwanese Josh Baller Lynn and the Russian reading “Lesha” if it was posted on Lynn’s YouTube channel on April 22nd and quickly went viral. Face mask, then Lin paints the accessory on the girl’s face and she manages to enter the store.
Indonesia has strict regulations regarding the use of masks in public places. A first offense can result in a fine of 1 million rupees (around R $ 380) and foreigners can be deported after committing a second offense.
Although this was Lin and C’s first violation, the video’s bad reputation allegedly bothered the archaic authorities, causing them to decide to deport the influencers.
“We will deport them in accordance with Immigration Law No. 6 of 2011 on immigration,” Jamaruli Manihorok, head of the Regional Office of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights in Bali, said in a televised press conference.
Coconuts, one of the leading websites in Indonesia, said the exact time for influencers to leave will depend on the available flights.
Bali is home to a thriving expat community, and many have chosen to stay on the island during the pandemic, rather than return to their home countries. However, the epidemic deepened some friction between foreigners and locals, and soft video sparked that conflict.
When he removed it from his YouTube channel, it had already gone viral on social media.
On April 24, Lynn posted a short Instagram video in which he sits next to a lawyer and apologizes in English.
“I made this video to entertain people because I’m a content creator and it’s my job to entertain them,” says Lin – while wearing a mask. “We would like to invite everyone in Indonesia and Bali to always wear masks for our safety and health.” However, it was too late.
Known for his acrobatic videos on YouTube, Lynn has 3.4 million subscribers and offers lessons for followers. After the video of the apology, he posted again a “caught” video surprising his assistant with a new iPhone.
Read, in turn, if she has 25,000 followers on Instagram, where she posts photos wearing glamorous dresses and partying by the pool.
Indonesia has recorded more than 1.6 million cases of coronavirus and nearly 45,000 deaths since the start of the epidemic.
Translated text. Read Originally in English.