With face masks being in short supply during this coronavirus outbreak, overly cautious folks are being forced to come up with creative alternatives.
Due to a similarity in shape, one of the go-to options is turning out to be making a mask out of…a bra. Yep, there are really people out there trying to breathe through their boob holders, this is the level we’re at, world.
— Annie Morris (@DesperateAnnie) March 3, 2020
— Yarimar Bonilla 👩🏾💻 (@yarimarbonilla) March 6, 2020
Okay…but do they work?
Considering health officials are already telling us we’re probably using our face masks wrong and not providing much, if any protection, it seems unlikely that bras would generally be any different.
I never realized bras were made with N95 HEPA filters. I’m raiding my wife’s drawers next time I have a sanding project.
Sorry, babe, #SafetyFirst.
— How’s it going Beelzebub? (@SatansLollipop) March 6, 2020
But if there’s one thing the internet does in a time of crisis, it’s jumping on a new trend to redirect our energy and dull our fears.
— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) March 9, 2020
— Valis: The Fantasm Soldier🥔🕯 (@houseofyuki) March 8, 2020
Media: “you can make a Coronavirus mask out of a bra!”
— Orestes De La Paz (@orestesde) March 10, 2020
People are making DIY face mask out of bras to protect them from coronavirus pic.twitter.com/5myD0d4oYW
— Amber Stan Acct (@Kitranada) March 4, 2020
George has a cold and walks around with a thermometer all day saying he’s got coronavirus. Kramer sells thrift store bra cups as respirators. Elaine gets stuck next to a coughing old man on the subway. He sneezes on her. Jerry stays inside for a week eating ice cream.
— David Ruddock (@RDRv3) March 10, 2020
im gonna use my bra as a face mask.
— bih im up, the fuck? (@wsupcaramel) March 12, 2020
Of course, while masks come in pretty standard sizes, when it comes to bras, it’s a far cry from one size fits all.
Women who wear a bigger cup size than the bras used to demonstrate this DIY mask material tried to get in on the craze and found it to be just a little bit more difficult than their smaller chested companions.
Mine is big enough to use as a helmet if I ever go to war. 😂 pic.twitter.com/bLxSj5GZFF
— Sara Janes (@LimeyBean69) March 3, 2020
My triple D is gonna cover my entire head. Lordy
— Cristina J 🇺🇸🇨🇺 (@TampagirlC19655) March 6, 2020
Pro Tip: Use your bra as a face mask for coronavirus. I have 7 people in each cup.
— Certified Pre-Loved (@ComeToMyWidow) March 9, 2020
There is a trend where you use your bra as a mask and I don’t think it works anyone that isn’t an A cup???? pic.twitter.com/tKR5ENxHyd
— eijiro kirishima (@whateverv1v1an) March 11, 2020
Whatever, if people want to walk around with bras covering their faces, let them. This is a weird time, and can probably only get weirder — time to lean in!
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