Influencer slammed after filming herself licking plane toilet seat on TikTok as part of 'coronavirus challenge'
A popular TikTok user has come under fire after filming herself licking a toilet seat on a plane as part of a ''coronavirus challenge'', Insider reports.
Ava Louise posted the bizarre clip to her TikTok account over the weekend (Saturday, 14 March).
"Please RT this so people can know how to properly be sanitary on the airplane," she wrote, reposting the clip to her Twitter account.
Needless to say, plenty of people were disgusted by the content of the video, particularly as coronavirus cases continue to soar day by day.
One person wrote: "The THINGS people do for attention." Another added: "This is SO messed up!!!"
A third wrote: "u couldve gotten paid 5k but instead u decided to lick a toilet that people sh*t and piss on [sic]."
The next day, an unapologetic Ava returned to social media to respond to the backlash, writing: "My mom on the phone this morning: Ava why did you start the coronavirus challenge? Me: clout .......and she was like bet going to the lawyer to trademark it [sic]."
In a later tweet, Ava Louise, who has nearly 20,000 followers and 302,000 likes on the app, said that she's "eaten a dudes a**" before and asked why licking a toilet seat was any different [sic]."
She also tweeted: "I can't get coronavirus. Just like the gays, rich blonde b**ches are IMMUNE."
Ava Louise then seemed to use her "clout" for good.
"OK so now that you're all on my page — racism is bad," she contined. "Gay people are good. Transphobia is grosser than me licking a toilet. Good day."
In an interview with Insider, Ava Louise said the stunt was motivated by her being "tired of some b**ch named corona getting more publicity than ME."
She also said that "hot blondes" can recover from anything so there's "no harm done." "The xenophobia makes me sad," she said. "What's not gunna make people sad is a hot rich blonde 20-something-year-old licking a toilet. It's not like the virus can kill me anyway because I don't use Facebook [sic]."
"It was iconic," she added. "ALS bucket challenge could never... Period."
She continued: "I just wanted more attention than this corona b**ch but she's GOOD. So I capitalized off her. And now I'm like global news. My mom told me she's proud of me I shed light on pandemic while wearing Fendi sunglasses ... The serve [sic]."
As cases of the disease continue to rise, coronavirus continues to be the main talking point across the world. At the time of writing (March 16), there have been 152,428 cases of coronavirus and 5,720 deaths from the disease worldwide.