Lana Del Rey Wore a Mesh Face Mask to a Meet-and-Greet and the Internet Is Not Happy About It

Lana Del Rey Wore a Mesh Face Mask to a Meet-and-Greet and the Internet Is Not Happy About It
At this point in the pandemic, we all know you're supposed to wear a mask. Unfortunately, though, this has led to a lot of "chin diapers" out there and, even worse, useless face coverings that are nothing but fashion accessories — just like the mask Lana Del Rey showed off this weekend.

On Saturday (October 3), the pop star held an in-person meet-and-greet for her new poetry book Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass at a Barnes and Noble in Los Angeles. And while meeting a group of fans IRL probably isn't the safest thing to do right now, Del Rey made the whole thing so much worse by wearing a rhinestone-encrusted mesh face mask. Yes, mesh.

Obviously, you don't have to be some infectious disease expert to know that a mask with tons of holes in it and that clearly exposes your nose and mouth isn't going to do much to stop the spread of COVID-19. But that didn't stop Del Rey from wearing the mesh covering and from her then showing it off online on her Instagram.

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As could be expected, Del Rey's choice of face covering has not sat well with a lot of people out there, with the singer's post flooded with a ton of negative comments this weekend.

"Lana, please wear a real mask. I'm begging you be safe," wrote one fan. Another added, "I love Lana but this is incredibly irresponsible," while yet another stated, "Girl, we're in the middle of a pandemic"

Despite all the concern, Del Rey's sister, Caroline "Chuck" Grant, who livestreamed the poetry reading on Instagram, explained that the pop star "tested negative" for COVID-19 and said she stayed two metres away from fans during the event.

However, a ton of photos from the event show Del Rey getting pretty up close and personal with fans as she posed for various photos.