TikTok and Instagram content-maker Ava Louise has gone out of her way to earn her 15 minutes of fame – defying fears of the new coronavirus in the most unconventional way one could imagine.
In a now-viral six-second TikTok clip, Louise filmed herself licking an open front toilet seat in an airplane bathroom.
“Please RT this so people can know how to properly be sanitary on the airplane,” she wrote alongside the video, with the caption “Coronavirus Challenge”.
Please RT this so people can know how to properly be sanitary on the airplane 🥰😅 pic.twitter.com/x7GX9b4Lxc— Ava Louise (ig @avalouiise) (@realavalouiise) March 14, 2020
The video has racked up millions of views, spawned several copycats and generated quite a feedback on Twitter.
who else participating in the corona virus challenge today pic.twitter.com/WJTw6teSqs— twomad (@twomad) March 16, 2020
“She should be arrested for encouraging [people] to get infected,” one user suggested.
Another joked: “This is now the primary reason everyone hates white people”.
Still another wrote, “Every single day we keep proving that this man was right,” next to a picture of Charles Darwin.
Every single day we keep proving that this man was right. pic.twitter.com/pxWgduySiT— Proteus (ton onomáton) (@VicBossFaalGein) March 15, 2020
Louise, who also puts out hip hop tracks, revealed that she had actually disinfected the seat with Clorox for 40 minutes before licking it.
In a series of Instagram stories, she said she had made $4,000 thanks to “breaking the internet”, and that she “need[ed] Trump to retweet this.”