Ah, the wonderful kind of people who believe that complying with laws and regulations is basically an infringement of their rights. They might support the need for "law and order" in other cases, but not when it comes to masks! They're dangerous, unnecessary, and basically just another way to control you, you mindless sheep!

All jokes (that aren't that funny anymore) aside, it probably won't come as a surprise to learn that anti-maskers have found a new way to anti-mask. Some people who previously refused to wear facial coverings are apparently resorting to wearing "breathable" masks, or, in other words—masks that offer no actual protection from the virus.

"While there are counties requiring masks in public; NO law requires a specific type or particulate rating of mask," one Twitter user wrote on their social media account. "The general public are making their own masks including open mesh. No fines have been issued while wearing them in public. This is about compliance, not safety," the person boasted about finding the loophole.

The "breathable" masks, which are made from mesh, tulle, or other porous materials, are being sold on websites such as Etsy. For this reason, many people were angered about such designs being sold by businesses. "Etsy is just blatantly allowing people to sell mesh face masks," one woman tweeted. "Spread the word, this [crap] shouldn't be allowed and they are just letting it happen," they continued. However, despite the public viral tweets and posts, the mesh masks are still available to buy on the website. In a statement sent to the news outlet Insider, an Etsy representative said that the company is trying to "actively review and remove items that violate" its policies.

Nonetheless, customers who actually bought the ineffective masks seem to love them! "Love it! No mask shame wearing these," one buyer reviewed the product upon sharing a selfie with a see-through face mask made from tulle. Scroll down below to see more of these specimens and tell us what you think about them in the comment section!

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Danielle Lose Report

Ms.M.
Community Member
2 months ago

Is she an anti-vaxxer too?

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Summer Bragg Report

lillian barber
Community Member
2 months ago

Of COURSE it was made in the USA. We're the only ones stupid enough to make that

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Ben Smith
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh honey, you're still being shamed.

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Natalie Bohrteller
Community Member
2 months ago

She also sarcastically shows her stance on being intelligent.

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Ms.M.
Community Member
2 months ago

She should just take off her glasses anyway, since she's obviously blind to facts.

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"This mask was designed with the idea to help children with special needs such as autism be able to breathe while complying with mask requirements. This mask also helps women with trauma from rape and violence be able to comply without having an anxiety attack," the Etsy store NoveltyFaceMask explains the concept behind their product design. Luckily, they add that "there are no claims that these face masks protect against the transmissions of disease, virus, or bacteria. Wear at your own risk."

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Amanda Report

Ms.M.
Community Member
2 months ago

"... the nakedness of my face feels accentuated to a spectacular degree..." 😬

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Tanner Wright
Community Member
2 months ago

" A medical condition" Yeah... Stupid is a pre-existing one

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Ben Smith
Community Member
2 months ago

This woman and "genius" definitely shouldn't be used in the same sentence...

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Irina Rachow
Community Member
2 months ago

watch me deny you entrance into my stores, covidiot.

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Alice Cohen
Community Member
2 months ago

The trump shirt makes it worse.... 🤢

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The seller of mesh masks SHOEHANDY kindly informs: "The mesh masks without lining should be worn over a solid fabric or disposable mask for protection out in public." However, it seems as if the majority of people did not get the memo, as they're proudly posting selfies with their new, colorful masks.

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sydrb89 Report

Yvonne Blau
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

What are people even supposed to say to this?? I mean, I'm at a loss for words too...

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Ms.M.
Community Member
2 months ago

Nazis? SERIOUSLY??? WoW

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Sarah Hall Report

Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
Community Member
2 months ago

Enjoy your covid!

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
2 months ago

And here we have the glittery self entitled little princess that cares about no one but herself.

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Natalie Bohrteller
Community Member
2 months ago

You beat the system. What a glorious feeling of pride that must be.

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An Etsy shop named ProcraftinatingCassy openly explains who their target audience is: "Face covering is not intended to prevent a virus of any kind, it is for those with a sense of humor, those who don't agree with the mask order, and our fellow rebels at heart. If this listing offends you, don't purchase anything... duh."

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Denise Grove Report

Ms.M.
Community Member
2 months ago

Right, because looking "sexy" is of utmost importance during a pandemic.... 😒

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Michele Pulley Report

Christophe Beunens
Community Member
2 months ago

May I suggest that these people are asked to visit a COVID patient in hospital, wearing these masks. If they believe they are effective, they should have no worries giving some companionship to the sick.

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Katy McMouse
Community Member
2 months ago

I hate people.

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pusheen
Community Member
2 months ago

You won't be saying thank you when your newborn catches coronavirus

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Katy McMouse
Community Member
2 months ago

That's not a tiny head but if we're talking tiny brains, then yeah.

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In a now-viral tweet, Twitter user Emma hypothetically asks "how are Americans this embarrassing" upon sharing 4 screenshots of reviews of "breathable" face masks. The tweet has now amassed more than 340k likes and over 65k retweets in just a couple of days.

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Kristi Marie Report

Talia
Community Member
2 months ago

Funny she's so fond of breathing. Once she catches the virus she will actually learn what it is like not to be able to, for real this time.

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Irina Rachow
Community Member
2 months ago

let's have all medical personnel wear these when working on you, k?

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Tracy H-K Report

Cat Nip Gal
Community Member
2 months ago

If you are getting migraines from being in a mask, you might want to see a doctor... -migraine sufferer

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Harley Bickish Report

Tanner Wright
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh, no... There's still a problem...

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Mark
Community Member
2 months ago

Breathe like normal, yeah cause breathing with a proper mask on has been impossible for the entire medical community for god knows how many years, Makes me wonder how she would feel about someone operating on her wearing one of these.

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Char Char
Community Member
2 months ago

Your vanity may well kill you.

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Lisa Iᔕ ᑕOOᒪ
Community Member
2 months ago

Like getting corona

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Maddie Max
Community Member
2 months ago

ICU will soon offer you a wonder solution...... a ventilator

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Melene Majlovic
Community Member
2 months ago

Why are you washing it? This won't catch any virus, you are breathing it all in, as you wished!

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Karen Loftus
Community Member
2 months ago

“Worth it!”? Really? Will it be worth it if you get COVID-19 and end up sick or die from it, or show no symptoms and spread COVID-19 wherever you go and end up making other people sick or worse, killing them? Would it be “Worth it!” then? What part of the science doesn’t get through to you? Even if you truly, truly don’t believe the science, WHY wouldn’t you just wear a mask ‘in case’? This is so heartbreaking 💔. "Man," said the Ghost, "if man you be in heart, not adamant, forbear that wicked cant until you have discovered What the surplus is, and Where it is. Will you decide what men shall live, what men shall die? It may be, that in the sight of Heaven, you are more worthless and less fit to live than millions like this poor man's child. Oh God! to hear the Insect on the leaf pronouncing on the too much life among his hungry brothers in the dust!” ― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

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