Two YouTubers who PAINTED on fake Covid masks to fool supermarket guards JAILED in Bali after posting stunt

TWO influencers were JAILED awaiting deportation in Bali after pranking authorities with painted-on face masks.

The US-based YouTuber Josh Paler Lin and Russian influencer Leia Se had their passports seized on Friday after they filmed themselves painting a blue surgical mask on Se and entering a supermarket with it. 

They put on the face paint after store security initially turned away the maskless Russian but second time round, they fooled guards and got into the supermarket with Se's painted version.

Shocked that they managed to pull off the stunt, Lin said in avideo to his thousands of followers: "I can't believed it worked!

“Did you notice like no one’s actually looking at you?”

The video appears to have been taken down from his social media accounts but has since been reposted elsewhere.

Lin, a Taiwanese passport holder whose YouTube channel specialises in prank videos, and Se, who has over 25,000 Instagram followers, sparked outrage with the prank as virus cases and deaths spiral in Bali.  

Bali police said it was "only proper" to deport the pair for breaking Indonesia's Covid-19 laws.  

Although first-time violators of Bali’s mask-wearing rule face fines of 1 million rupiah (£50) for foreigners and deportation after a second offense, the police wanted them removed off the island immediately.

The civil service police unit head, Dewa Nyoman said: “It’s only proper to sanction them more severely, not just with a fine but also deportation.

“They are not only violating, but deliberately provoking in public to defy health guidelines.”

The pair have since shown remorse and apologised through Lin’s Instagram video.

Lin said: “I made this video to entertain people because I’m a content creator and it’s my job to entertain people.

“However, I did not realise that what I did could actually bring a lot of negative comments,” he said,then advising people to always wear masks and invite everyone to help Bali regain its tourism.

Jamaruli Manihuruk, who heads the Bali regional office for the Justice and Human Rights Ministry, said that Lin and Se to be deported as soon as possible after they are tested for COVID-19.

“Foreigners who don’t respect the laws and regulations in Indonesia are facing deportation sanctions,” Manihuruk said.

He said Lin and Se will be placed in a detention cell at the immigration office while waiting for their flight.

In January, authorities in Bali deported Sergei Kosenko, a Russian social media celebrity, after he posted a video of himself driving a motorcycle with a female passenger on the back off a pier into the sea.

The stunt was condemned by many Indonesians as reckless and a potentially hazardous to the environment.

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