Lana Del Rey Slammed for Wearing a Mesh Mask to Meet Fans

Busayo Ogunjimi
Oct 06, 2020
08:00 P.M.
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American singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey got the bashing of many of her fans online after she wore a mesh face mask to meet fans amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Many fans criticized American singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey on social media after wearing what seemed like a mesh face mask to meet with fans at Los Angeles' Barnes & Noble in California.

The "California" singer shared a video that showed her in a sheer white dress, signing copies of her poetry book titled, "Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass." She captioned the first post, "Livestream."

Lana Del Rey attends the MTV EMAs 2017 held at The SSE Arena, Wembley on November 12, 2017. | Photo: Getty Images

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In another post, Lana shared a black and white photo showing as she read from the book. She also shared a video that showed her reading from the book to fans gathered in front of her.

A second video showed her in a car leaving the venue, with many fans waving her goodbye and exchanging greetings with her. Lana captioned the video, writing:

"Impromptu signing." 

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Though the fans in the videos Lana shared looked pleased to see her, many of those who commented on her posts were not so pleased with her face mask choice and made their feelings known.

One fan said Lana should address the mask situation because it was embarrassing. A second fan said they were trying hard to love Lana and urged her to wear a real mask.

Lana also faced a backlash from singers Kehlani and Tinashe.

A fan's comment on Lana Del Rey's recent post on IG. | Photo: Instagram/Lanadelrey

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A third fan shared similar sentiments, while an aggrieved person noted what Lana was wearing was not a mask, adding that she makes good music but poor decisions. One other fan asked if what the singer wore was a mask, adding that it offered no form of protection.

Reports stated that Lana's sister, Caroline "Chuck" Grant, has responded to those criticizing the singer, saying she tested negative to COVID-19 and stood more than six feet away from the fans while signing the books.

This is not the first time that Lana will face criticisms from fans. In May, the 35-year-old went on a social media rant after she felt she was being accused of glamorizing abuse in her songs compared to some other noteworthy female singers. 

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A fan's comment on Lana Del Rey's recent post on IG. | Photo: Instagram/Lanadelrey

In a lengthy social media post, the "Cinnamon Girl" singer called out Beyonce, Cardi B, Ariana Grande, and other female pop stars, saying they found success in singing about sexiness, nakedness, cheating, etc. 

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Hence, the American singer-songwriter, Lana, said she would like to sing the way she wanted to without being criticized for glamorizing abuse or encouraging it. 

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Lana also said her music had encouraged women to speak up about their emotions, adding that she would detail her thoughts in her poetry books and next album.

In June, Lana also faced a backlash from singers Kehlani and Tinashe after sharing two now-deleted videos on her Instagram page, showing people breaking into businesses and running out with items amid the George Floyd Protests. 

Following Lana's video posts, Kehlani took to social media to urge the singer to delete them as it was dangerous and could endanger other people.

Tinashe also wondered why Lana would post videos of people looting shops on her Instagram page. After Lana deleted the videos, Tinashe and Kehlani also deleted their respective tweets. 

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