Woman Takes Off Her Thong And Uses It As A Face Mask In Supermarket

Woman Takes Off Her Thong And Uses It As A Face Mask In Supermarket

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It’s often reiterated that we (humans) wear face masks while in public. It’s been equally opined that something is better than nothing, so the use of thong and even bandana as facemasks is then reasonably acceptable. The use of thong as an impromptu mask was recently filmed on camera – A woman had entered a supermarket without a face covering and choosing not to be kicked out; the woman opted for the mentioned above option. 

A female shopper in Pick n Pay supermarket in South Africa whipped off her underwear and wore it as a facemask to avoid being kicked out

Newsflash/ Sabrina Chiloane

The unidentified woman’s act was downright shocking, especially as she wrapped her black underwear around her head after being warned by a security guard at a Pick n Pay supermarket in South Africa. 

In the clip posted to Facebook, the woman can be seen standing in a long Paisley-print dress and sandals while waiting at the checkout queue with her shopping. A female security guard approached her slowly before exchanging words. 

The woman wore a long Paisley-print dress and sandals while waiting at the checkout queue

Newsflash/ Sabrina Chiloane

Surprisingly, the woman pulls off her underwear, and indeed other shoppers reacted with disbelief. A shopper can be heard restating ‘what’s going on while another applauded the woman for her brilliant ingenuity. The confusion continued as the shopper was then seen sticking a thumbs up in the guards’ direction and questioned: Happy?

The shopper wrapped her black underwear around her head after being warned by a security guard

Newsflash/ Sabrina Chiloane

As seen in the clip, the guard radioed someone, and a shopper next in line also keyed into the debate. ‘Personally, I find that acceptable.’ The shopper next in line said. She added: ‘It’s a mask. Quite frankly, I think the bacteria on your knickers is less than on the mask. So well done to you. Brilliant.’ 

In the clip, the shopper stick a thumbs up in the guards’ direction and questioned: Happy?

Newsflash/ Sabrina Chiloane

It turned out, not every internet user was that impressed with the shopper’s action. They criticized the woman for not abiding by the face mask rules in the first place. ‘Stay at home and do online shopping if you don’t like the idea of wearing a mask.’ A Facebook user wrote. 

Not every internet users were that impressed with the shopper’s action

Another added: ‘This makes me sick. She is aware of the law worldwide. We have a serious virus, and (she thinks) a G-string will save her. Come on, grow up. What must your family think?’ Nonetheless, the South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, had in December 2020 emphasized that not wearing a face mask in public is a criminal offense.