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05/10/2020 11:10 BST

Lana Del Rey's Mesh Face Mask Has Not Gone Down Well Among Her Fans

The Video Games singer wore a bedazzled mesh mask at an impromptu book signing over the weekend.

Lana Del Rey is facing criticism over her choice of face covering after being pictured at a fan event over the weekend.

The Video Games singer is currently promoting her first poetry collection Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass, and attended a book signing over the weekend, where she also performed a reading for fans in attendance.

However, when pictures from the impromptu event were posted online, many took issue with the mask that Lana was wearing.

Namely the fact it was made of mesh, so had a load of holes in it. 

As more pictures from the signing were posted online, it was also revealed that the star had also posed for photos with fans without social distancing, while still wearing the face covering in question.

Suffice to say, the mask has not gone down well on social media, including among her fanbase...

Lana is yet to comment on the controversy directly, but has posted on social media multiple times since the signing, including a video of herself reading a poem in a more effective mask.

HuffPost UK has contacted Lana’s representatives for comment.

The musician was first seen wearing the mask during a photo-shoot with Interview magazine last month, in which she was interviewed by music producer Jack Antonoff.

She previously faced a huge backlash earlier this year, when she compared her own success to those of many of her peers, who she felt had been rewarded for singing about themes that she’d been criticised for in the past.

However, after many pointed out that the majority of the artists she’d singled out – including Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Doja Cat – are women of colour, the singer came under fire online.

In the same statement, the star teased that her seventh album under the Lana Del Rey moniker, Chemtrails Over The Country Club, would be released in September, though this has now been pushed back to 2021.