Instagram model races against the Tube ‘mask police’ and shares a video of her confrontation with an aggressive man with a coarse mouth who called on her for not covering her face – but critics point out she is wrong
- Masked man berated woman on Central Line platform before calling her ac ***
- The barrage of abuse was filmed on Tottenham Court Road on Sunday evening
- The model has said that a mask was not necessary at night on an almost empty ‘platform
- Face covers have been compulsory for public transport users since mid-June
An Instagram model who broke the law requiring Tube passengers to wear a mask is under fire for complaining about the “ mask police ” while filming a man calling on her for going face-free.
The model, who goes through Duanna W and has 11,000 followers, filmed a bald overweight man confronting her in a dirty rant on London’s public transport on Sunday.
Despite her complaints about the man’s aggressive behavior, she was engulfed in criticism from observers who indicated that she was breaking laws intended to slow the spread of the corona virus throughout the capital.
Duanna said the barrage of abuse “ was not provoked at all, ” trying to travel the Central Line without a mask on Sunday night
The video at Tottenham Court Road station begins with the man walking across the platform yelling, “There may be other people who are afraid to confront you. But I am not. F ****** sort your mess, yes film me because you are without a mask *******.
“You’re putting goddamn human lives at risk.”
Since June 15, it is mandatory to wear face cover when traveling by public transport.
When another passenger intervenes and asks the man to leave her alone, he refuses to go back before shouting, “Put on a ****** mask.”
After the footage went viral, the 22-year-old model wrote, “I actually wear a mask when necessary, but it wasn’t necessary on a nearly empty, socially distanced, hot central platform on a Sunday night at 11 p.m.
Duanna W has since been bothered by sharing the images as some Twitter users point out that facial covers have been mandatory on public transportation since mid-June
Instagram model Duanna W was approached by the blue-bearded man waiting for Tottenham Court Road Station train for a train just before midnight on Sunday
“I can assure you that no one was endangered by me without wearing it, except for the blue-bearded Peter Griffin who looked ** and entered my personal space that bothered me.
“He was clearly looking for a fight, so I didn’t provoke him further by answering him, and I doubt he took care of anyone’s health, as he claims if he clearly doesn’t care about his own health.”
Yesterday, the workers of the British Transport Police and London Transport had to remind more than 80,000 passengers to wear face covering on buses, trains and trams.
Face covers are now mandatory in shops and supermarkets across England, there are exceptions for people with disabilities
England’s rules for face masks
Face masks became mandatory on public transport from June 15.
Anyone caught breaking the rules could be fined up to £ 100 – so far 285 notifications have been made.
On July 24, the rules were extended to shops, supermarkets and other public buildings such as banks and post offices.
The rules will be broadened on August 8 to avoid a second spike, with movie theaters, places of worship, and undertakers all going to be covered by the new legislation.
About 6,200 people were asked to leave the network, and 285 people were fined for failing to comply with the rules.
Other Twitter users responded to point out facial coverage rules, which went into effect nearly two months ago.
One of them wrote: ‘He moves a bit exaggerated, but the rules say you have to wear a mask when traveling by public transport.
“Think of others who are more vulnerable.”
Responding to criticism, the model wrote, “My mentions are full of unskilled hypocrties masquerading as health experts, but I think that’s Twitter for you.
“Everyone has a right to their own opinion, but no form of online bullying can ever lead me to believe that I kill people by not wearing my mask while practically applying all the security measures to protect me from getting the virus.”
Then she asks critics to “find out why we can catch Covid-19 on a platform, but not in a restaurant, pub or gym.”
A spokeswoman for the UK Transport Police said: “We are aware of this video being distributed on social media and our agents are looking forward to it.
“We ask everyone with more details to text us on 61016 with reference 399 from August 3.”