Lana del Rey wore a mesh mask for a Barnes & Noble book signing in LA

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Lana del Rey is currently promoting a book of poetry and a new album. She made a surprise (ish) appearance over the weekend at a Barnes & Noble at the Grove in LA to promote the book of poetry. The appearance was set up as a book signing, and California is obviously a mask-mandate state. Meaning, Lana was INSIDE, she was preparing to have close contact with fans, she was posing for photos and signing books and… look at her mask. It’s a MESH mask. For the love of God.

Lana was posting videos to IG Live-ing to hype the appearance. Judging from the fan photos, she wore the mesh mask throughout and she didn’t social distance at all.

If you need me to say it, I will. Don’t wear MESH MASKS. They are not a fashion statement. They are not cute. They’re dangerous. Wear a real mask. After Lana got some sh-t online (SOME sh-t, but not nearly enough for how reckless she was), she posted this video where she’s sitting inside a car (??) wearing a real mask and reading a poem. Lana… doesn’t get it??

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  1. Lauren says:

    She’s an idiotic privileged, white woman. Not surprised that she won’t even wear a proper mask in public.

    • Tanya says:

      Completely in agreement that she’s an idiot for wearing a mesh mask, but what does being white have to do with it? If she wasn’t white, would her race be mentioned? I’m not trying to start an argument, but I don’t understand the relevance of that detail to describe her idiocy.

      • Ni says:

        Yes. Idiots come in all ethnicities. What makes her stupid is not the colour of her skin.

      • Veronica S. says:

        Less to do with the specific idiocy and more as a source of her entitlement. The front runner for most of that is probably her wealth and fame, but her whiteness and youth would certainly be contributing factors to the arrogance here in a pandemic that has primarily done its worst damage to elderly and minority communities.

      • Steph says:

        In this conversation race is absolutely important. I have no idea where your from, but here in the states, we are extremely segregated. This disease is largely killing Black and Brown ppl. White ppl (like the Trump supporters) are not taking it as seriously bc they aren’t having their whole communities decimated. It’s a lot easier for them to believe is a hoax.

      • Mrs.Krabapple says:

        What Steph says. Part of the reason Trump supporters insist on spreading Covid is because they know it disproportionately kills people of color. Not wearing a mask is an act motivated by racism.

      • Elizabeth says:

        Unfortunately, Lana has said some racist stuff in the recent past. When she was called out, she doubled down and refused to understand she was exploiting her white fragility and femininity. It was a gross episode and I’ve never been able to see or hear about her since without remembering that was what she wanted to emphasize, in this day and age.

    • Tiffany says:

      She is acting the way she always has.

    • Lauren says:

      Lana has been behaving like a Karen for a while because she is white and gets passes because of that.

  2. S808 says:

    She might as well’ve not worn a mask at all.

  3. Cafecito says:

    Just put a plain REAL mask underneath, that’d be cute AND safe. Like a star that is also aware of reality.

  4. SamC says:

    Part of me thinks she did this because she knew she’d get major press for it, would she have gotten it otherwise for a reading?

    • Yup, Me says:

      I mean, it’s not like anyone is checking for her and her dreary ass music. She’s the musical equivalent of whining and moping.

  5. Laalaa says:

    To me this is Trump level.

  6. Melissai says:

    I’m just not a fan of this woman. Less stories on her and more stories on interesting people. Write about the amazing advocacy work Eva Longoria is doing.

  7. emu says:

    Dumb. I hope she gets fined.

  8. Kebbie says:

    The more I learn about Lana, the less I like her. It’s unfortunate because I do like her music.

    • wheneight says:

      Me too!!! I guess I imagined someone completely different based on her music and persona. The real Lana is kind of awful.

    • Jenn says:

      Yeah, she’s a “cool girl” (“I don’t get along with women, all my friendships are with men!”) with a chip on her shoulder because at some point some music critics analyzed her lyrics and had the AUDACITY to suggest that some of her songs seem to glamorize abuse. So now Lana considers “feminism” her mortal enemy.

      I don’t begrudge anyone for having a thin skin or whatever, because taking criticism can be hard, but this child-woman is entitled and vindictive with a weird martyr complex. She’s maybe a year away from asking Trump if she can sing a song at one of his rallies.

  9. fluffy_bunny says:

    I’ve heard of this happening in FL and just attributed that to FloridaMan but didn’t think this actually happened in civilized parts of the country. I hope people were disgusted and didn’t buy her book.

  10. My3cents says:

    So I guess now that Taylor swift has been more clear , vocal and political, this one is going after her former racist, alt right fanbase?

  11. Sarah says:

    No-one stopped her?

    I mean, her responsibility not to be a morin but if she’s going to ignore that I would have told her she can’t be in the store without a mask. This is a global pandemic killing people.

  12. lascivious chicken says:

    We’ve known she’s suspect—is she still dating that cop?

    • Amber says:

      they broke up a few months ago. She’s been teasing a song called Tulsa Jesus Freak that I’m pretty sure is about him. But Lana has always had a broken picker when it comes to men (see also: G-Eazy).

  13. Other Renee says:

    So totally irresponsible. I also blame the store for allowing the event to continue. Unfortunately, she has fans who are stupid who will say, “Hey, if she’s wearing a mesh mask, I can too!” Covidiots. 🙄

  14. pottymouth pup says:

    why did Barnes & Noble allow it?

  15. Veronica S. says:

    Hilarious to think Edgar Allen Poe wrote “The Red Masque” less as a horror story and more likely an observation of how stupidly arrogant and negligent people, especially the wealthy, were in the face of death. God, it really boils down to like…20% of us who aren’t total idiots to survive the rest that are, doesn’t it?

  16. Grace says:

    Lunacy! Why did they even let her in there? From what I’ve read, some folks use those kinds of masks, or similar ones, to flout the mask requirements. This pandemic is really showing some folks’ true colors!

  17. Steph says:

    Are we sure it isn’t lined? I’m anyways surprised about how dumb ppl are. Like did the designer really think this was an ok to make without being lined? Did she really miss the point this hard?

    • Nic says:

      These type of masks are meant to be worn OVER a normal mask to make them more fashionable.

      • Steph says:

        Yeah, wishful thinking on my part hoping my fellow humans weren’t this dumb. I was thinking along the lines of what they put in mesh dresses but I can’t see how you can make something as sheer as this and it be functional.

  18. Ginger says:

    *epic facepalm*

  19. AMA1977 says:

    I think it says it ALL that my 8 year-old just saw the thumbnail intro pic on my computer and said, “mama, that mask has HOLES in it. It needs to be :::motions around mouth and nose::: FULL to work.” Yeah, she’s smart, but she’s 8. SMDH.

  20. Sof says:

    She posed for the cover of Interview magazine wearing a similar mask, I thought it was just for the pictures but… yes, what an idiot!

  21. Claire says:

    Isn’t she the one always going on and on about how much she wants to die young and got checked on twitter by Frances Bean Cobain about how that shit is not ok? And now here she is trying to make the die young thing happen for herself and her fans. SMH

  22. Lila says:

    Don’t want her poetry, don’t want her music. What a terrible human being.

  23. Valiantly Varnished says:

    She really has been showing her a$$ over the last year and revealing herself to be a true Karen.