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Aussie influencer roasted for crying in Tesla while driving through poverty-stricken LA district

Rachel Lang

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Aussie influencer roasted for crying in Tesla while driving through poverty-stricken LA district

An Australian social media influencer has been roasted online after she said she wouldn't get out of her mega-expensive luxury car in a poorer community of Los Angeles because she was too busy crying.

Mikaela Testa, 22, has been travelling around the globe following her break up from fellow TikTok influencer Atis Paul.

She's been sharing her travels online and this 'day in the life' video in Los Angeles did NOT go down well.

Testa explained in the TIkTok video that she rented a Tesla - after they wouldn't let her get a Lamborghini as she is under 30 - and took it for a spin down to Skid Row, one of LA's poorest communities.

The influencer visited the poverty-stricken neighbourhood to see the Cecil Hotel, which is an affordable housing complex operated by the Skid Row Housing Trust that gives more than 600 low income residents a roof over their heads.

The Cecil Hotel is also the subject of a Netflix documentary and is believed to be incredibly haunted due to the astounding number of murders and deaths that have taken place within its walls.

While driving through the impoverished streets, the OnlyFans star said she 'could not stop crying'.

"Driving through these streets was very heartbreaking, I could not stop crying, " the Gold Coast woman told her 2.2 million followers.

She did not appear to be crying at all in the clip.

Skid Row.Credit: PA
Skid Row.Credit: PA

"I couldn’t even make it through, I was not going to get out of the car so I missed out."

She then asked which country had the better money.

She asked: "What country's money is better? The Australian washable, plastic, clean money or the American money with blood stains on it?"

She also revealed she and a friend spent $AUD 130 ($US 88, £76) on salads before they drove to Skid Row to see the infamous Cecil Hotel.

And (somewhat unsurprisingly) she has been absolutely slammed for the video, which has gone viral with more than 5.2 million views.

One user mocked her and said: "She said 'aww poor people... anyways, whose money is better?'"

US and Australian currency. Credit: Sybille Reuter / Alamy
US and Australian currency. Credit: Sybille Reuter / Alamy

Another added: “Did you just drive through Skid Row with a Tesla?”

A third chipped in with: "LMFAOOOO she can’t be serious."

One person even made their own reply video to call her out: "Were you going to get out of your Tesla on Skid Row? Would you even roll down your window on Skid Row?"

Testa has since turned comments off for the controversial video, presumably due to the amount of heat she was copping for the tone-deaf vid.

Featured Image Credit: mikaelatesta/Instagram

Topics: News, US News, Social Media, TikTok, Australia

Rachel Lang
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