A performance artist named DaVida Sal created her own protest of social distancing measures by standing outside Trader Joe’s wearing a bikini made of surgical masks because… 2020.
Check me on this, but haven’t numerous companies paused the production of their own goods and been manufacturing masks so they can provide them to people who need them, but can’t get them, due to the massive demands for masks these days? And haven’t people and organizations been donating millions of masks for that same reason?
Okay, that’s what I thought.
So, using, say… 10 or so of these masks to create a bikini to wear as some sort of protest to the country being in lockdown to prevent the spread of a killer virus is probably not the best use of sais masks, right?
“‘The New AbNormal’ Abnormal Becoming the New Normal. She blindly obeyed,” DaVida Sol wrote on Facebook. “My new #artivism since last time I was behind the camera with my super Artivist siSTAR twin Julianne ❤️🔥🙏🥕💪.
“If the MASKS work, WHY the 6 feet?
“If the 6 feet works, WHY the Masks?
“If BOTH work, WHY the LOCKDOWN? 🤪🤪🤪Please share your thoughts about the meaning of these images, what are they representing for you. We would like to hear from all of you. Now more than ever we must express ourselves with the brilliance we were created to be. ❤️🔥💪🙏🍭🥕🤪🥾🦠🤓 #artivism #riseup #endthelockdown.”
THAT is some serious emoji use right there. No wonder she calls herself an artist.
Go figure, but not everyone appreciated DaVida Sol’s message.
“I don’t know who needs to hear this- but automatically doing the opposite of what scientists tell you isn’t ‘thinking for yourself,'” wrote KG Garcia in the comments.
She also added, ““If water puts out fires, why do we be need fire extinguishers? If fire extinguishers work, why have water? If both work, why are we so afraid of starting fires in the first place?”
“Your poor family. How embarrassing,” responded Tara Shearer.
Dave Lippman wrote, “Imagine thinking that you’ve done something profound, when you actually just did this.”
“This is peak Karen Art,” commented Trent Davis.
Here’s my favorite…
Jennifer Kramer wrote, “I went to art school and even I’m like:”
Of course, this isn’t her first rodeo. Trolls gonna troll.