During the coronavirus pandemic, the use of face masks has long been a debate with a lot of people claiming that it's not a good thing, but the latest trend to take over can only prove that it actually is a good thing... Well, for one group in particular.
Some teens are making the most of this situation, and the results are truly hilarious...
Over recent months, our lives have changed completely.
via: Getty ImagesThe pandemic has fully taken over.
However, in the past few weeks, little bits of normality have been appearing...
via: Getty ImagesWith things beginning to reopen again.
But whilst things are getting back to normal, we must still take precautions.
via: Getty ImagesThis is very important because we need to stop the spread of the virus.
In fact, some precautions are becoming mandatory in some places.
via: Getty ImagesIncluding here in the US.
In some states, it has become mandatory to wear a face mask on certain occasions.
via: Getty ImagesFor example, in some retail stores like Costco, customers are required to wear one. And not to mention public transport. It can be annoying but it's something we all have to do for the greater good.
Some people are choosing to wear a face-covering regardless.
via: Getty ImagesTo provide them with peace of mind.
But there are issues with face masks that many people have discovered.
via: Getty ImagesNot only are they in short supply, after most countries in the world are requiring PPE.
Meaning that many people are having to make their own.
via: Getty ImagesBoth for themselves and for essential workers, as they are not being provided with enough.
But the other issue is that many people have discovered how uncomfortable face masks can be.
via: Getty ImagesParticularly when they are worn for a long period of time.
They can also make it hard to breathe.
But obviously there has been an ongoing debate as to if they actually provide enough protection.
via: Getty ImagesThe world seems to be divided on the issue, with lots of people claiming that the masks are in fact only an accessory used to control the masses.
And that's why many are refusing to wear them.
idfwpwdwfm i don’t f**k with people who don’t wear face masks— Cathy Kelley (@Cathy Kelley)1593110345.0
Despite this, health experts have stressed their importance.
via: Getty ImagesHealthline describes them as "crucial in the fight against the pandemic." They stressed that this rule is to protect others and not yourself. Wearing a mask reduces the transmission of the disease by at least half.
An emergency physician named Dr. Luke Padwick said this:
via: Getty Images“Wearing a mask is good for two reasons: It’s going to cut down 95 percent of the breathing that sends the virus up to 6 feet away in a room, and also will reduce fecal/oral transmission by preventing the virus from getting into your nose or mouth" if you touch a contaminated surface and then your face," Padwick told Healthline. “I think this will slow down the virus a lot."
And many businesses have been taking this advice and implementing them.
via: Tik TokBusinesses all around the world have their own rules on precautions but as more and more places start enforcing these rules, one particular group is making the most of it.
Teens up and down the country have decided to utilize this moment with a new trend.
via: Tik TokThey have decided they're going to dress up as mask-wearing grandmas with fake IDs in order to score themselves some alcohol.
The trend has now taken over Tik Tok.
via: Tik TokLots of Gen Z have started posting videos of themselves in their new disguises as they take a trip down to their local supermarkets in order to buy some alcohol. Keep scrolling for all the hilarious videos.
I mean, it's pretty harmless, right?
Now that we have to wear masks, this is the best time to buy alcohol with a fake ID since the early 80's...— Jason Lawhead (@Jason Lawhead)1586200768.0
And others have also pushed the idea...
I hope lots of teens are out there illegally buying alcohol with face masks on, confidently not looking at all like their fake ID— Danny Failure (@Danny Failure)1589487302.0
Others thought it was a reckless idea...
@JasonLawhead That's great! Now, why don't you try Crack or meth next. Its always a good time! Morons!!!— fact checker (@fact checker)1594794382.0
Others even pushed criminal activity...
@JasonLawhead If you've got a mask, I don't see anymore point in actually purchasing the booze. Fuck your cameras, 7/11!— GrandstandFan (@GrandstandFan)1586201082.0