After a viral mask prank video in which one of them entered a supermarket with face paint matching a face mask, breaking local masking laws in the process, two influencers face potential deportation from Bali, Indonesia, CNN posted.
Josh Paler Lin, a YouTuber with over 3.4 million viewers, and Leia Se, who has over 25,000 Instagram fans and often goes by the name Lisha online, are the influencers. According to reports, Se tried to visit a convenience store without a mask and was driven away. She was granted entrance when she returned with a false mask drawn over her forehead.
According to local news source Coconuts Bali, Indonesian immigration announced that the influencers’ passports had been confiscated, and officials were considering deportation. According to the local news agency, authorities described Lin as a Taiwanese national and Se as a Russian national.
Lin’s company email address and the Instagram handle that seemed to belong to Se did not respond to requests for clarification right away.
On April 24, the couple and their legal staff featured in an apology video shared on Lin’s Instagram account. They were pursuing the “applicable legal process” according to a legal official, who also urged others to observe mask laws.
Coconuts are a kind of fruit. International visitors were fined $69.44 USD for not wearing a mask on their first violation, according to a study from Bali in March. On the other hand, they may face expulsion from Indonesia. Reporters claimed in January that visitors in Bali were being asked to do push-ups if they didn’t pay a fine for not wearing a mask.