Next time you forget your face mask, we do not recommend using your underpants but one woman in South Africa did in a viral video on Facebook.

An unnamed woman was caught on camera whipping off her thong to use as a makeshift mask as she was warned by supermarket staff she would not be served without a face covering.

In the video, a blonde woman is seen standing in a check out line sporting a maxi dress and sandals, but no mask. A security guard informs her she must have one to continue shopping in-store, without much warning, she bends over and is seen slipping her hands under her dress, before removing her pants.

Other customers look on in disgust and one yells, “What's going on?”

The creative mask locator then proceeds to stick two thumbs up at the security guards, and asks, “Happy?”

After follow up questions, the woman continues to be rude to staff and security, facing backlash from the other customers standing by.

A Facebook comment reads, “This makes me sick. She is aware of the law worldwide. We have a serious virus and (she thinks) a G string will save her.”

Current South Africa requires everyone to wear masks when in public. To refuse to follow the law is a criminal act.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said, “A person who does not wear a mask could be arrested and prosecuted.”

“On conviction, they will be liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both a fine and imprisonment.”

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