Dubai: Even in the times of coronavirus, fame-hungry youngsters and social media influences are leaving no opportunity to use the pandemic to gain instant publicity. As surprising as it sounds, many beauty vloggers have turned COVID-19 outbreak into a makeup challenge, and are sharing tutorials to create special looks to match their medical face masks. Also Read - Producers’ Guild CEO Announces Relief Fund Set Up For Daily Wage Workers Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Recently, an Iraqi social media makeup influencer based in the UAE, sparked outrage after she posted a tutorial on how to create the perfect ‘coronavirus makeup’ look. In the 5 minute, 50 second video, Fatima Aldewan first shows how to correctly wear the medical face mask before proceeding to apply mascara, eye shadow and fake eye lashes. Also Read - Unexpected Side Effect: Air Becomes Cleaner, Swans Return to Venice Canals Amid Coronavirus Lockdown | Watch
She captioned her video in Arabic, which translates to ‘Virus Corona make-up’. Watch the video here: Also Read - After CBSE, ICSE Board Postpones Class 10 And 12 Board Exams Over Coronavirus Outbreak
Aldewan, whom 83,000 people follow on Instagram, claimed that video was created at the request of her followers.
Many criticised her for belittling the tragedy and accused her of lacking sensitivity, in these testing times. People also remarked that a voice that can reach millions should not be treating the outbreak as a fashion statement.
One user wrote, “People are dying from this illness, show some respect and have some boundaries” while another said, “Even the coronavirus now has a makeup look. What kind of stupidity are you guys living in?”
A total of 164 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Iraq and 12 deaths have recorded, as of now.