Woman takes off underwear and puts it on as mask at grocery store after security intervenes: 'Gross'

Social media users also pointed out that the woman actually made things worse for herself by not wearing a mask in the first place

Woman takes off underwear and puts it on as mask at grocery store after security intervenes: 'Gross'
A screengrab of a woman using her thong as a mask at a supermarket (Sabrina Chiloane/Facebook)
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After over a year of living during a global pandemic, it can be assumed that people are aware of the importance of wearing masks. But every few days, news breaks out of anti-maskers creating a ruckus in public spaces by refusing to mask up. This time, news comes all the way from South Africa where a woman entered a store without a mask on. 

She stood in line just like that without a mask. When a masked security guard asked her to put a mask on, she seemingly casually said, "I don't have one." But when security insisted that she wear the mask, the woman goes ahead and does something unimaginable — she reaches under her dress, pulls out her thong and wears it as a mask. 

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“Are you happy now?” she asks security. “What's going on?!” another shopper can be heard asking. You can watch how the incident unfolded in this Facebook video posted by a Tshwane resident named Sabrina Chiloane on February 23, 2021. 


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While this might seem like a comical situation, many on social media are livid that people would go out without masks at all. Ever since the video was posted, it had started doing the rounds. "This makes me sick. She is aware of the law world wide. We sit with a serious virus and a g-string will save her. Come on grow up. What must your family think?" one user commented on the video.

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"I will rather wear a mask and be safe than sorry. I'm not a scientist or doctor. So what do I know? I know people are dying of a virus. So I will wear my mask and protect my family as much as I can," another user commented. "Why was she allowed inside the store in the first place, secondly why is she acting as if the cashier did something wrong when she isn't following the Law?" another user commented under the video. 

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Another user, while applauding her, also pointed out that she was being unreasonable. "Creativity under pressure 6/10 Class 0/10 We're all adults. Rules are rules. Just get on with it. No one wants to baby an adult," another user commented.

Social media users also pointed out the fact that the woman actually made things worse for herself by not wearing a mask in the first place and then using the worst possible back-up that she could. "Wtf! Gross thats even more unhygienic taking her used smelly knickers. I’m sure the shop has ones they sell that she can just pay for at the till but wear so long. Why do south africans have to be so dramatic. Everyone has to wear masks globally..." another user said. 

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At the same time, there are those who think that the video might be staged altogether. "Totally staged... She only lifts one leg to get it off..." one user pointed out. "This is not real. If you look at her taking it off, she never lifted her right leg. This was just a joke that she intentionally did," another added. 

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