“Influencers” these days will go to any limits for views, clicks and online fame. Typically, an influencer will start a shocking new challenge to gain attention, and others will follow – this time around, they are licking public toilet seats.
Yes, this ‘challenge’ was started by TikTok influencer Ava Louise, who licked a toilet seat on an airplane for online attention. More recently, this disgusting challenge was taken up ‘Larz’, who is active on TikTok and Instagram, and possibly landed him in the hospital with a COVID-19 infection.
In his most recent post, he claimed he was tested positive for coronavirus, but did not share any more details.
Most of the comments under his post are people slamming him for licking a public toilet while some are showing sympathy.
Alarmingly, the COVID-19 is not being taken as seriously as it should be, especially by youngsters, coining the term COVIDIOTS, as shown in the video below:
Currently, the only way to control and curb the outbreak is by practicing social distancing, which requires people to stay home in order to break the chains of infection and prevent the virus from spreading across the entire population.
The careless attitude is partly due to the idea that COVID-19 does not affect youngsters as severely as the elderly, and while that may largely be true, there have been cases of youngsters succumbing to the illness due to underlying medical conditions and weak immunity.
In any case, as responsible citizens of the world, people are advised to respect lockdowns and social distancing, and not their own lives and the lives of their loved ones in danger for social media fame.