*Dr. Phil confronted TikTok influencer Ava Louise about the viral video that shows her licking an airplane toilet seat for her “coronavirus challenge.”
“If you infect one person that loses their life, is it worth it for you to have this attention?” Dr. Phil asked. “Yeah,” Ava replied, TooFab reports.
On the episode, which aired Thursday, the 21-year-old social media star and self-described “skinny legend” said she decided to participate in the “unhygienic” challenge because she was annoyed that COVID-19 was getting more media attention that she was.
“I was, like, really annoyed that corona was getting more publicity than me,” she said. “One, I had way dirtier things in my mouth. Two, I bleached [the toilet.] Three, private plane. I flew down on my sugar daddy’s plane with my best friend. So really, it wasn’t that dirty. I wasn’t putting myself or anyone else at risk.”
“So you lied to people?” Dr. Phil asked the influencer, who replied, “Yeah, I think that’s what the media is doing I think with this entire virus.”
Dr. Phil called the college student “ignorant,” “spoiled” and “entitled” during the virtual interview.
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Louise called the TikTok video a “social experiment” and admitted she did it all for “clout.”
“It’s funny because I created the fake news myself,” she told Dr. Phil. “I basically took things that your generation and boomers are scared of and I capitalized off of it.”
Louise went on to call the pandemic a hoax and said Dr. Phil is “a part of the Illuminati.”
“I just don’t think that this is as concerning as possibly as it could be, because I don’t have coronavirus,” she explained. “I don’t have any symptoms. No one I know has symptoms.”
“I was with thousands of people at Spring Break, I was kissing people, I was acting out, I was being promiscuous … and nothing happened,” she said. “You’re calling me selfish? But like you’re the ones who are concerned because you’re concerned about yourselves because you’re the ones who could die.”
She added, “You know what’s ridiculously irresponsible and selfish is that your generation only cares about this virus because it affects you. You’re blowing this pandemic to crazy proportions, instilling fear in the nation, because you feel like it affects boomers.”
“Are you saying this to get attention?” Dr. Phil bluntly asked. “You can’t be this ignorant!”
Louise then noted how there were “literal reports in the mainstream media” about how cocaine “could cure” coronavirus. “I wouldn’t be surprised because there was a lot of cocaine use on spring break and no one had it,” she said.
Watch it all go down in the videos above.