MAFS’ Hayley Vernon wears a mask incorrectly as she takes her dog for a walk in Melbourne – after criticising Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews over the new mandatory rules and saying she would refuse to wear one
She criticised Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews for making face masks mandatory in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19, last month.
And on Friday, Married At First Sight‘s Hayley Vernon was spotted wearing her mask incorrectly as she took her dog for a walk, days after the new rule was implemented.
The Melbourne-based labourer, 33, placed the protective face covering on her chin instead of her mouth, as she roamed the streets and spoke on the phone.
Out and about: Married At First Sight’s Hayley Vernon wore a mask incorrectly as she took her dog for a walk in Melbourne on Friday
Hayley was dressed in a black jumper, green sport tights and wore a pair of white sneakers during the outing.
She also wore a black cap to protect herself from the sun as she held her dog’s leash.
Her outing came just one week after she criticised Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews for making masks mandatory, and told others to ‘stand up for their rights’.
‘Why are we wearing masks? Us people who are healthy,’ she wrote on Instagram. ‘This as you said “is about curbing behaviour”. I’ll be dammed if you are going to curb anything about me.’
Enjoying a walk: The MAFS star placed the protective face covering on her chin instead of over her mouth, as she roamed the streets
She continued: ‘You are a walking talking oxymoron. I am woke. I will not be wearing a mask. MELBOURNE AND AUSTRALIANS STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS. This is not the time to comply.’
Fans quickly hit back, describing Hayley as ‘ignorant’ and ‘selfish’ as face masks can be effective in preventing the spread of coronavirus.
‘Wow, this is the definition of ignorance. Shame on you for using your platform to act like a spoilt brat and spread such absurdity,’ one critic wrote.
Protection: Hayley eventually placed the face mask over her mouth during her walk. A mask can help with preventing the spread of coronavirus as it limits infections spread by airborne transmission
‘It’s not all about you. Stop trying to make something that isn’t about you, about you. If it’s mandatory then f**king do it, stop your complaining and suck it up. The masks are there to prevent it spreading,’ another commented.
‘Get over it. Shut up and just do what’s needed in order for us to move on and not go into stage four. Grow up,’ a third follower wrote.
A face mask, which is meant to cover the mouth and nose, can help with preventing the spread of coronavirus as it limits infections spread by airborne transmission.
Conspiracy theorist: Her outing came just one week after she criticised Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews for making masks mandatory, and told others to ‘stand up for their rights’
Each time an individual coughs or sneezes, they release germs into the air and this can infect others around them.
Last Wednesday, Premier Daniel Andrews announced face masks were mandatory across Melbourne and Mitchell Shire in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Those who disobey the new government directive to wear masks outside the home – effective will face a $200 fine.
Rules: Last week, Daniel Andrews (pictured) announced face masks had became mandatory across Melbourne and Mitchell Shire in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19