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Equally, you don't need to be a rocket scientist to know that if that mask is completely full of holes, you might as well not bother wearing it at all.
To reiterate, that's not an excuse not to wear one, you should just wear a proper one.
However, the 35-year-old musician - whose real name is Elizabeth Grant - posed with fans and signed copies of her new book, entitled Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass, while wearing the ridiculous - and ultimately useless - garment.
After she shared some pictures and video of herself at the event, people were pretty quick to point out her mistake, and to express their anger at Del Rey's refusal to wear something over her mouth and nose that complies with the US Centers for Disease Prevention and Control guidelines aimed at keeping people safe from Covid-19.
One comment, which received more than 38,000 likes, said: "YOU MAKE IT SO HARD TO STAN PLEASEE WEAR A PROPER MASK."
Lana Del Rey is really wearing this mask at Barnes & Nobles during a pandemic & none of y'all want to criticize her?? pic.twitter.com/MIA10OZVWg
- ... em ... (@EmsBrainHurts) October 2, 2020
Another person wrote: "Lana please wear a real mask i'm begging you to be safe."
However, not even her disregard for mask-wearing guidelines could stop the fans turning out to try to meet their favourite artist.
One person tweeted: "YES lana del rey is wearing a mesh mask and YES i am still ubering 30 minutes to attempt to meet her."
So, according to the best science we've got at the minute, masks should be made of high-thread cotton and have a protective layer.
Crucially, it's important they don't have big holes in to stop the spread of potentially contagious droplets.
Del Rey hasn't responded to any of the criticism of her mesh-mask, and the video remains active on her Instagram page.
im loving lana del rey's mask pic.twitter.com/5QKqfOw0Us
- habibi :curly_loop: (@popst4n) October 3, 2020
However, she has since shared a picture of herself wearing an animal print mask, much to the delight of some of her fans.
One said: "Yes lana. That's a proper and REAL mask...wear these instead of that mesh s*** u [sic] wore."
Simple, but to the point.
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Lana Del Rey
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