Teens Are Dressing As Mask-Wearing Grandmas To Buy Booze
It's recommended that we should all wear face masks at the moment to help reduce the spread of coronavirus, and it looks as though some are treating this as an opportunity to try getting away with things they wouldn't ordinarily manage.
Such as? Well, for one, there's buying booze despite being underage. Taking things a step further, some teens in the United States have even been dressing up as elderly women in a bid to convince shopkeepers that they're old enough.
Now, this stunt has started to go viral on social media - especially on TikTok, the home of Gen Z - and it seems some teens have managed to pull it off.
Referring to fake IDs, one wrote: "PSA: use ur fakes as much as possible bc if you wear a mask they can't see ur whole face lol."
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 (@dannyfailure) May 14, 2020
Another added: "Now that we have to wear masks, this is the best time to buy alcohol with a fake ID since the early 80s..."
Someone else wrote: "Granny be looking a little different here!" They also included the hashtags '#alcoholchallenge' and '#wearamask'.
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One TikTok video shows a young girl covering her entire face with a rubber mask of an old woman's face. Alright, how is that believable, you might ask? But teamed with a headscarf, some generic old lady clothes and the all important face covering... well, who knows?
A TikToker who'd attempted the stunt said the 'old lady' that entered the shop was apparently not asked for her ID, and the store owner was 'worried she wouldn't be able to carry the bottles herself'.
Another video shows a young blonde girl accompanying her 'grandmother' as she hobbles around a convenience store. It's really just her mate in a costume though.
The original poster exclaims to the camera: "Oh, my God, it worked," and the duo return to the vehicle arm in arm with vodka.
Not everyone is in favour of this, of course. Sidestepping the fact that it's obviously illegal, some have pointed out that it could be considered exploitative to use a worldwide pandemic as a means to buy booze.
Wonder how long this is likely to work...?
Featured Image Credit: TikTok