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Who is Deborah Feldman? How her true story inspired Netflix's Unorthodox

UNORTHODOX is the latest limited series to hit Netflix and it's got viewers hooked.

The story centers on the extraordinary tale of a woman who breaks away from her strict Jewish community in New York before moving to Berlin, and that woman is called Deborah Feldman.

Who is Deborah Feldman?

Deborah Feldman, 33, is an American-German writer that's most famous for book called Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of my Hasidic Roots.

Published in 2012, it helped bring her incredible story to light and gained her millions of fans around the world.

Born in August 1986, Deborah was raised in the Hasidic Satmas sect in Brooklyn, New York.

The Jewish community is a Yiddish-speaking group formed by a Rabbi from Satmar,Hungary after the Second World War.

Deborah previously said "every rule that they designed was an extreme interpretation of a Jewish law" and it is a reason why Deborah's own mother fled.

This left Deborah to be raised by her grandparents, as her mentally impaired father wasn't able to raise her on his own.

At the age of 17, she married a man named Eli ever though they had only spent a total of 30 minutes together.

It took the couple a year to consummate their marriage because Deborah suffered with vaginismus, a condition that makes it incredibly painful to have sex.

Due to this, she didn't get pregnant fast enough for her family's liking and she faced intense pressure from her community to procreate.

By the time she was 19, she welcomed a baby boy and she found herself moving to another part of New York in 2006 with her husband and child.

At that point she enrolled in Sarah Lawrence College where she made friend who were able to help her leave her marriage and start a new life.

In the show, she head straight to Germany but in real life Deborah actually stayed in New York for a while and enjoyed the typical student experience that had been forbidden from her world.

But she did later move to Berlin with her son in 2015.

Deborah featured Netflix's documentary Making Unorthodox and gave the team her blessing to take Etsy’s story in a different direction to her own.

So while there is some dramatic licence, the general gist is the same: the lead character of Etsy is very much based on Deborah herself.

Etsy’s life in America is a reflection of Deborah’s experiences, but her adventures in Berlin are completely fictional.

When can I watch Unorthodox on Netflix?

Unorthodox is now available to watch on Netflix.

The four-part limited series stars Shira Haas, Amit Rahav and Jeff Wilbusch.

While it was created by Anna Winger and Alexa Karolinski.

The Netflix synopsis reads: "A Hasidic Jewish woman in Brooklyn flees to Berlin from an arranged marriage and is taken in by a group of musicians — until her past comes calling."

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Nurse who had worked 12-hour shift hits back after neighbour leaves nasty note as they row over parking during lockdown

A NURSE has hit back after a neighbour left a nasty note on her car windscreen in a row over parking near her home.
The NHS hero had just completed a 12-hour-shift at the Royal Stoke hospital on Friday when she found the “shameful” note.

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It read: "How f***ing stupid and dangerouse (sic) parking here do it again you will be sorry!!!!!”

But the nurse responded with her own note which explained that she’d found it difficult to park as most people were staying at home during the coronavirus lockdown while she had to go to work.

She also slammed the person for writing the note when “most people were out clapping for the NHS”.

NHS CLAP

Photos of the notes were shared on the Our Fenton Facebook page and prompted dozens of people to show their support for the medical worker.

The nurse's note read: "Whilst most people were out clapping for the NHS, you were writing this.

"I am a nurse and working long hours in this very stressful time. Please choose your words wisely.

"Every evening I have arrived home from work this week there has been nowhere for me to park as most people are staying at home.

I am a nurse and working long hours in this very stressful time. Please choose your words wisely.

"This note has been reported and I ask all of my neighbours to please look out for anyone acting suspicious around my car.

"This note is shameful in any circumstance but even more so at a time like this."

She ended the message with #bekind.

BE KIND

Zoe Lynch, who shared the notes, wrote: “So horrified to have had this through our door this evening.

“With everything that's going on right now, this is appalling.

“Parking isn't great on our street. Never has been!

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“But to have this put on this wonderful nurses car when she got home from looking after people just blows my mind.

“However her response is beautiful. Now all the neighbours know we have this plank in our midst!”

She added that the nurse’s note had been posted through letterboxes in the Fenton area of Stoke.

Carl Arnold wrote: “I too live on Fenpark Road and will agree that most of the time it’s hard to park close to your house and especially more so now with everybody staying at home.

“But to the dimwit that’s done this to a NHS worker then please give your head a wobble and pray to god you don’t need any NHS treatment in the not so distant future….. whoever you are? You should be ashamed of yourselves.”

Ycul Eocsur wrote that he was a friend of the nurse and he described her as “the most caring and compassionate person” and would have been “deeply hurt” by the note.

Others pointed out that a NHS parking pass could be seen inside the nurse’s car and labelled the person who left the note on her car an “idiot” and “selfish”.



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Celebrities Who Had Babies Back-to-Back

Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson were adjusting to life with 7-month-old daughter Maxwell in 2012, when the couple learned they were expecting baby No. 2. 

“Apparently it was part of God’s plan for my life,” a laughing Simpson revealed on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno in 2013. “I was extremely shocked . . . because I was going through a lot of hormonal changes, trying to get back to the old vibrant Jessica.” 

The fashion mogul and the former NFL player welcomed their son, Ace, in June 2013. Brother and sister are 13 months apart in age!

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School teacher, 26, who has diabetes tells of Covid-19 battle

‘I conquered the virus’: Secondary school teacher, 26, who has diabetes and conditions affecting her lungs and liver tells how she battled back after contracting Covid-19

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A secondary school teacher who suffers from diabetes among other debilitating medical conditions has told how she contracted – and conquered – coronavirus.

Sarah Hall, who turned 26 while battling the illness last week, told of her fears after contracting it in a harrowing account. 

In addition to type 1 diabetes, Sarah suffers from a condition called A1AT that affects her lungs and liver.

At the beginning of March, Sarah began to feel unwell but chalked her fatigue down to the stresses of teaching. She then began to notice that she felt more susceptible to the cold than usual, she told the Daily Telegraph.

Sarah Hall battled against Covid-19 and won despite having pre-existing conditions

The day after that she developed a cough and was advised by her place of work to self-isolate for fourteen days.   

After a call to the NHS 111 line, she and those on the other end of the phone call began to strongly suspected she had the virus. 

Sarah had begun to feel lightheaded, as though she was about to faint all the time. She tried to remain calm, take in lots of fluids and keep her mind off Covid-19.  

Two days later, she though she was on the way to recovery. Her breathing became easier and her fever had subsided. 

But by the afternoon she was sweating. She flopped on the couch and began vomiting, losing consciousness, coughing and struggling to breath.   

Her fever waxed and waned over the course of the afternoon and by the end of the day she had thrown-up four times. 

Sarah still felt unsure if she should go to hospital not wanting to waste resources or be an infection risk to someone else.   

Despite feeling desperately unwell, she continued to work from home, sending in work for the kids and planning lesson. Even though this task has taken her ten hours to complete one lesson.  

She waits until the evening of the next day. At 7pm she calls NHS 111 again and is told she must wait nine hours for an ambulance to arrive and conduct a face-to-face assessment.  

Sarah, 26, couldn’t blow out her own birthday candles as she was left breathless from the virus

At 2am Sarah is still waiting. She gets a third call-back. Sarah gets the feeling that the phone operator is trying to convince her to cancel the ambulance. 

Sarah’s boyfriend has to takeover the phoone call, as she can no longer speak through her breathlessness. They tell them it will be a long wait and double check if she really wants an ambulance? She does. 

She gets a fourth call-back at 4am and the operator admits the ambulance is still hours away but they can’t offer a taxi via the NHS because that would mean compromising the health of others. 

Luckily, Sarah had just bought a car in two months before and had put her boyfriend on the insurance. At 5am they pack and go to the Royal Free Hospital.

The next day, Sarah tests positive for coronavirus.

Severely dehydrated, she is administered fluids and then sent back home.

A week after her symptoms first appeared, they finally begin to lessen. Though she’s still too breathless to blow out the candles on her birthday cake.  

Despite having a lung condition as well as diabetes, she conquered the virus.   

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Who is Thomas Massie? ‘Masshole’ infuriates DC with coronavirus aid stunt

WASHINGTON — Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie made himself the most hated man in Washington — and maybe the nation — on Friday when he forced colleagues to return to vote in person for the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill.

The bill easily passed after the libertarian Republican was shouted down by outraged colleagues.

Massie said he was standing on principle. But his colleagues accused him of potentially harming their health by scuttling plans for a lightly attended voice vote to reduce risk of spreading COVID-19. Last week two House members tested positive for the virus.

Amid an unnerving amount of coughing and sneezing from members of Congress in the House chamber Friday, Massie stood alone in the central aisle during debate on the bill, forbidden from explaining his actions by leaders of his own party who refused him time to speak.

“It was not cool, not cool at all,” Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) told The Post. “We’ve all got to wait 14 days to see what happens. Hopefully, none of us get ill. If it weren’t for him, we wouldn’t have had to come [back]. He put people in jeopardy, there’s no question about it.”

Massie, a 49-year-old engineer, has two degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and before Friday was best known for battling the DEA to free his state’s impounded hemp seeds and for sponsoring bills to curb government surveillance. Born in West Virginia, he later built his own solar-powered home in Kentucky with his wife, Rhonda, another MIT grad.

But on Friday, Massie inspired rare bipartisanship — with leaders of both parties coming together in hatred of him.

President Trump tweeted that he wanted to “throw Massie out of [the] Republican Party!” and later complimented a nasty tweet from a Democrat, former Secretary of State John Kerry. “Never knew John Kerry had such a good sense of humor! Very impressed!” Trump wrote.

Kerry wrote: “Breaking news: Congressman Massie has tested positive for being an ass—-. He must be quarantined to prevent the spread of his massive stupidity. He’s given new meaning to the term #Masshole.”

 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) celebrated together after the bill passed, quickly moving to send it to the White House for Trump’s signature. On Wednesday, the Senate unanimously passed the bill after days of protracted negotiations.

With all eyes on him, Massie looked uncomfortable in the House chamber, ringed by peers he inconvenienced by blocking a planned voice vote pushed by Pelosi and Trump.

Massie passed the morning glued to his phone, with brief conversations with colleagues.

After Trump hammered him on Twitter, Massie leaned toward Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), who was sitting about 10 feet away. Gohmert stalled a previous large coronavirus package. Massie gesticulated with his hands and rolled his eyes during their talk.

When it came time to force his point of order, suggesting 50 percent of lawmakers were not present as required for a voice vote, Massie was drowned out by peers.

“Look around!” an angry colleague shouted.

The room had filled with lawmakers, almost certainly passing the 215-person threshold.

“F–k you!” another shouted at Massie.

Massie explained on Twitter just before noon that the Constitution requires a quorum, and that he opposes the bill on substance too.

“This stimulus should go straight to the people rather than being funneled through banks and corporations like this bill is doing,” Massie wrote. “2 trillion divided by 150 million workers is about $13,333.00 per person. That’s much more than the $1,200 per person check authorized by this bill.”

Many lawmakers, including from New York, the epicenter of the US outbreak, returned to Washington when Massie hinted he would force an in-person vote.

Massie joins fellow libertarian Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) as a Capitol Hill pariah. Amash left the GOP in July after saying the Mueller report outlined impeachable conduct by Trump. Amash later voted to impeach the president.

The new coronavirus aid package creates a $500 billion loan program run by the Treasury Department to assist businesses struggling to stay afloat. A separate $350 billion loan program in the bill allows small businesses to receive loans forgivable if they don’t lay off workers.

A generous boost of $600 per week in unemployment pay could result in jobless workers actually getting more than 100 percent of their pay in some states. The package also authorizes $1,200 checks for all adults who earn up to $75,000, with $500 more per child. For a family of four, that’s up to $3,400.

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Pastor who said Covid-19 is media 'mass hysteria' dies with the virus

Christian pastor who said coronavirus pandemic is ‘mass hysteria’ dies from the virus after ministry trip to New Orleans

  • Landon Spradlin, 66, from Gretna in Virginia, also died with double pneumonia
  • The Christian musician was on a travelling ministry tour with his wife and family
  • He shared, ‘the media is pumping out fear and doing more harm than good’
  • He collapsed in the car ride home and could not breathe, says wife Jean Spradlin
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A Christian pastor, who shared claims that coronavirus is media ‘mass hysteria’, is among the first people from Virginia to die from the deadly virus.

Landon Spradlin, 66, from Gretna in Virginia, passed away in Atrium Health Cabarrus hospital, in Concord, North Carolina, after complications with double pneumonia while also suffering from coronavirus.

He had fallen ill while travelling with a ministry to New Orleans with his wife. 

The Christian pastor was said to have contracted double pneumonia while on the road 

By all accounts, Spradlin was a fine musician with a ‘powerful soul-blues voice’

Described as a ‘traveling musical minister’ and ‘fine guitarist’, Spradlin was visiting New Orleans with his wife and family to ‘wash it from its sin and debauchery,’ according to a statement on Friendly Atheist. 

Before that, on 13 March, the 66-year-old Evangelist shared online a meme suggesting coronavirus deaths were comparable to that of swine flu. 

The meme was also said to have implicated the media in a campaign to ‘hurt’ the reputation of US President Donald Trump, according to a report on Raw Story. 

While Spradlin acknowledged the coronavirus pandemic was a ‘real issue’, he added, ‘the media is pumping out fear and doing more harm than good’.

He said the virus would ‘come and it will go’.

 Spradlin seen here performing with his guitar, seemingly healthy and very happy in his work

Spradlin shared another post online that same day, about a missionary in South Africa who reportedly ‘protected’ himself from the Black Death with the ‘Spirit of God.’ 

‘As long as I walk in the light of that law [of the Spirit of life], no germ will attach itself to me,’ read a quote from the post, according to the Friendly Atheist. 

On 17 March, the Spradlin family decided to return home from New Orleans because Landon had been feeling unwell. 

It is understood he had bronchitis and a mild case of pneumonia at the time.

He had also tested negative for coronavirus while on his traveling ministry tour to New Orleans. 

His breath however became weaker on a car ride home and the family stopped in Concord, North Carolina. 

Spradlin’s pneumonia had deteriorated. 

 Spradlin seen here posing happily alongside wife Jean with his trusty guitar in tow

His wife Jean tried to pull Spradlin from the vehicle to help him, but ‘when I got his feet on the ground they crumpled,’ she said.

Bystanders contacted the emergency services and he was taken to the nearby Atrium Health Cabarrus hospital in Concord.

He was placed on a ventilator and it was while in hospital that doctors diagnosed him with double pneumonia, according to Raw Story. 

The Christian pastor also tested positive for coronavirus while in the hospital and subsequently passed away 4am on 25 March.

He is described as a ‘powerful soul-blues voice,’ who was ‘a significant part of the Roanoke-area blues scene,’ according to the Roanoke Times.

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Doctors who test positive for coronavirus ‘told to KEEP WORKING’ if they don’t show symptoms – The Sun

DOCTORS and nurses at a US hospital were ordered to show up for work even if they tested positive for coronavirus.

A shocking bungle at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia saw a Department of Health-approved COVID-19 memo provide incorrect information.

“If you test positive for COVID-19, you should come to work unless you are experiencing symptoms of the Coronavirus and you will be required to wear a mask at all times,” the original statement read, local news outlet 11 Alive reported.

The advice was “a mistake that unfortunately was not caught in the approval process,” Scott Steiner, CEO of Phoebe Health, has now clarified.

“Following some confusion and concern about our initial return-to-work policy for employees who test positive, I met with some of our clinical staff today to get input on our COVID-19 testing policy for employees and our return-to-work guidelines for those who test positive,” Steiner said.

Phoebe Health’s revised policy now gives the option to employees who test positive, but are symptom free, to stay home or “remain at work wearing personal protective equipment necessary to continue to safely care for our patients.”


Defending the decision to allow coronavirus frontline staff to keep working if they are asymptomatic and wear protective gear, Stein told 11 Alive the region was already experiencing a shortage of doctors and nurses.

“If we don't have nurses and doctors tell me who's going to care for our patients?" Steiner said.

“I'd love to be able to say, ‘hey, if you've tested positive go home, you know, take, whatever it is seven days or two weeks. But again, remember we have to run a hospital here, otherwise, we would have to shut down and most organizations are in that same position."

Hospital workers across the country have fallen victim to COVID-19 after treating patients for the infectious disease, often without adequate gloves, masks and other protective gear.

A 42-year-old Georgia hospital worker was found dead in her home on Wednesday with her four-year-old child lying beside her body.

Diedre Wilkes worked as a mammogram technician at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In New York City, Mt. Sinai West Hospital emergency room nurse Kious Kelly, 48, died Tuesday after a 10-day bout with coronavirus.

Meanwhile a California doctor revealed he has been forced to live in a tent to avoid infecting his wife and children.

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Actor Mark Blum, Who Had Roles In “You” And “Succession,” Has Died Of Coronavirus Complications

Mark Blum, an actor who played character roles in dozens of popular television series and film projects over the years, died of complications with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, at the age of 69.

Blum’s first television appearance was a guest role on St. Elsewhere, a medical drama in 1980. Over his career, the actor also showed up in TV classics like The West Wing, Frasier, Roseanne, NYPD Blue, and The Practice. In recent years, Blum even appeared on fan favorites like Succession and The Good Fight.

In 2018, Blum appeared on the hit series You, memorably playing Mr. Mooney, the bookstore owner and Joe Goldberg’s (Penn Badgley) creepy father figure.

Blum’s last-ever role will be a posthumous appearance on the upcoming fifth season of Showtime’s Billions.

Madonna, who starred alongside Blum in the 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan, shared photos of the two of them in the movie along with a message in the actor’s memory.

“I Want to Acknowledge the Passing of a remarkable Human, fellow actor and friend Mark Blum, who succumbed to Coronavirus. This is really tragic and my heart goes out to him, his family and his loved ones,” she wrote in an Instagram caption.

“I remember him as funny, warm, loving and professional when we made Desperately Seeking Susan in 1985!! Another reminder that this virus is no joke, nothing to be casual about or pretend won’t affect us in some way.”

Madonna also urged people to “follow the quarantine rules” to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

In addition to the pop star, others also remembered Blum and his legacy online in the wake of his death. Journalist Mark Harris tweeted, “Mark Blum was a wonderful, stalwart actor–a familiar face to anyone who watches TV, and a mainstay, for decades, of dozens of New York stage productions. May he rest in peace.”

The off-Broadway theater Playwrights Horizons sent out a tweet honoring the actor Thursday, writing, “With love and heavy hearts, Playwrights Horizons pays tribute to Mark Blum, a dear longtime friend and a consummate artist who passed this week.”

  • Mark Blum
    69, Actor in New York City.
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    59, an Indian-American chef in New York City.
  • Alan Finder
    72, a reporter for The New York Times in New York City.
  • Dezann Romain
    36, school principal in Brooklyn
  • Nashom Wooden
    50, a drag queen in New York City.

“Thank you, Mark,” the tweet continued, “for all you brought to our theater, and to theaters and audiences across the world. We will miss you.”

Members of Hollywood are continuing to be affected by the spread of the coronavirus. Today, SVU star Mariska Hargitay also shared that one of the show’s costumers, 45-year-old Josh Wallwork, died of COVID-19 complications.

“I don’t think I ever saw him without a smile on his face. He brought love and kindness everywhere he went. Always ready with the joke,” Hargitay tweeted. “The SVU Corredor will never be the same.”

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Who is Ariana Grande's New Boyfriend?

Ariana Grande has had a long history of dating in the public eye. She’s dated a number of stars and never been shy about letting people know who she’s with. Since her split from former fiance, Pete Davidson, Grande has been focusing on herself and making music for her fans. But now, she’s dating again and this time it’s not someone who is accustomed to the spotlight.

Ariana Grande’s dating history

One of Grande’s first public relationships was with singer Jai Brooks. The two dated from Aug. 2012 to October 2013 when Brooks accused Grande of cheating on him with The Wanted singer Nathan Sykes.

“Yes I was cheated on. Yes it does suck,” he tweeted at the time. “Yes I was left for another man. And this happens everyday to so many people of every age, gender, race. I happen to be one of those people and I’m in a situation where I am constantly reminded of it every day. Like anyone who has been cheated on, it has been tough for me but I’m finally ready to move on.”

After that, Grande did date Sykes but the relationship didn’t last long as they never really saw each other.

Next, Grande moved on to rapper Big Sean. The unlikely pair dated for eight months and she even mentioned him in her song, “Thank U, Next,” singing “Thought I’d end up with Sean / But he wasn’t a match.”

Grande also mentioned her next ex, Ricky Alvarez, in “Thank U Next,” singing “Wrote some songs about Ricky / Now I listen and laugh.” The two got together in the summer of 2015 but broke up two months later.

Grande most famously dated Mac Miller from 2016-2018. Miller died in September 2018 and Grande expressed her love for him in an Instagram post.

“I adored you from the day I met you when I was nineteen and I always will,” she wrote. “I can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. I really can’t wrap my head around it. We talked about this. So many times. I’m so mad, I’m so sad I don’t know what to do. You were my dearest friend. For so long. Above anything else. I’m so sorry I couldn’t fix or take your pain away. I really wanted to. The kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. I hope you’re okay now. Rest.”

In May of 2018, before Miller’s passing, Grande and comedian Pete Davidson went public with their relationship. A month later, the two got engaged. But by October the pair had broken up.

Who is Ariana Grande’s new boyfriend?

Grande now has a new boo. She is dating luxury real estate agent, Dalton Gomez. According to People, the two have been dating in secret for about two months. The two were first linked in February when a video of them was obtained by TMZ.

Grande is currently self-quarantining amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and Gomez is with her.

“One of the people she is with right now is Dalton — they have been hanging out for a couple of months,” a source told People. “Ariana doesn’t want to do another public relationship so she is trying to keep this one quiet, but she seems very happy with Dalton.”

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Influencer Who Licked Public Toilet Says He's in Hospital with Coronavirus

“Hopefully no one gets the virus from you and dies so you could be a famous toilet licker!” posted a Twitter user.

A California social media influencer claims he is in the hospital with coronavirus just days after licking a public toilet for an online challenge.

The young man, known as Larz, revealed his diagnosis on Sunday in a since-deleted Tweet, writing, "I tested positive for Coronavirus." He also posted footage of himself in a hospital bed, according to Daily Mail.

The announcement comes just days after Larz, who also goes by GayShawnMendes on Twitter, posted a video of himself rubbing his tongue on a toilet seat in a public restroom with the caption, "RT to spread awareness for the Coronavirus :)"

It’s unclear if his reported case of COVID-19 was linked to the prank.

His Twitter account has since been suspended.

The viral stunt was first started by TikTok sensation Ava Louise, who shared a clip of her licking the toilet seat in an airplane on March 14.

The video, which has been viewed over 596,000 times, included the words "coronavirus challenge’ and was captioned, "Please RT this so people can know how to properly be sanitary on the airplane."

Piers Morgan called Larz "scum" on "Good Morning Britain" and said, "Karma is a strange thing. If you behave in such a reckless, moronic, selfish manner, karma will catch up with you."

Twitter users also slammed the influencer for behaving irresponsibly in the midst of a pandemic that has 492,034 reported cases of coronavirus and 22,175 deaths globally.

"These idiots want to be rich & famous so they do stupid shit for attention! All you’re going to be known for is the idiots who licked a toilet! Hopefully no one gets the virus from you and dies so you could be a famous toilet licker!" wrote one critic.

This isn’t the first time Larz has admitted to disgusting pranks as he revealed he has licked tubs of ice cream and spit mouth wash back into the bottles in grocery stores during an episode of "Dr. Phil."

"I don’t talk to my family," Larz explained to Dr Phil. "They’re irrelevant. None of them have followers. If they got followers or got rich I’d probably talk to them again."

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