During a time when the world is tackling a pandemic, an influencer from TikTok, Ava Louise, has filmed herself licking a toilet seat on a plane, beginning a strange “coronavirus challenge” and outraging netizens.
She posted the video to her Twitter profile with the caption: “Please RT [retweet] this so people can know how to properly be sanitary on the airplane.”
The six-second video shows Louise crouching down and licking the seat in the toilet before sitting up and making a peace sign with her hands.
Louise has more than 21,000 followers on the video sharing site facebook, and about 160,000 on Instagram.
The influencer told a local news agency that she did so because she “didn’t want coronavirus getting more attention than her”.
“What’s not going to make people sad is a hot rich blonde 20-something-year-old licking a toilet,” she said. “It’s not like the virus can kill me anyway because I don’t use Facebook.”
As the video was posted online, the surreal “challenge” shocked people and expressed their views on social media sites.
User @WayneDupreeShow tweeted: “Folks, you can’t make this stuff up… There’s a ‘Coronavirus Challenge’ and it’s literally the dumbest, grossest, and most dangerous thing on the planet right now.”
Louise has been cited as saying that she filmed the video to gain online publicity or “clout” as the youth refers to it, according to various media reports.
Louise rose to fame after featuring on the hit television show Dr Phil.