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YouTubers in Bali may be kicked out of Indonesia after face mask prank




2 YouTubers in Bali, Indonesia may be getting kicked out of the country after posting a video of one of them breaking local mask-wearing regulations. The local government has seized Josh Paler Lin and Leia Se’s passports and are facing deportation as a result of posting the video, which shows them entering a grocery store with Se being turned away for not wearing a mask. Lin then attempts to paint a face mask on her and she is then admitted into the shop.
The video went viral when it was posted on April 22 with Lin having 3.4 million subscribers on YouTube. The move was clearly not the smartest idea as police in Indonesia are issuing fines for first-time mask offenders, with the second time being deportation. Although it was their first offense, the video’s publicity drew so much attention that Balinese officials took their passports. Lin is from Taiwan, but lives in the US, while Se is a Russian citizen. I Putu Surya Dharma, a spokesman from the Ministry of Law and Human Rights in Bali, said they will be examined together.
“They will be examined together with Immigration to take the decision on whether or not to deport them.”
Lin removed the video from his channel and 2 days later, he posted an apology, along with Se and his attorney appearing. They were all wearing masks in the apology video.
“The intention to make this video was not at all to disrespect or invite everyone to not wear mask. I make this video to entertain people because I am a content creator and it is my job to entertain people. We promise not to do it again.”
Indonesia has had 1,651,794 Covid infections with 45,000 deaths. Bali, which relies heavily on tourists, had planned to begin allowing foreign visitors by September 2020, but the ongoing virus situation has delayed the process.


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    Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    She looks quite preety with her fake maske, but if she want’s to stay there, she will have to go to the bank.

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    Bill Fischer

    Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    “I make this video to entertain people because I am a content creator and it is my job to entertain people.” Yeah, OK. I’d be interested in your videos made from a prison in Bali. You knew what you were doing and you were disrespectful to the local laws. “Content creator” is not a legal argument.

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    Simon Small

    Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    Well done Bali!

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    Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    Totally support police. Hate influencers tbf

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    Mister Stretch

    Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    Sentence them to 4 weeks working in the Covid wards.

    They’ll remember to wear a real mask, every day.

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    Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    “Influencers” are annoying. Youtube should delete their channel.

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    Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    parfait, les trou du cul imbéciles doivent arriver a comprendre que des interrets sont plus importants que ceux de leur petite personne

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    James Pate

    Friday, April 30, 2021 at 7:08 am

    Enjoy your repatriation, jackasses!

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    Friday, April 30, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    These youtube so called influencers breed like cockroaches and most do not impress with their intelligence, sad to say but true…here is one fine example.

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