Entertainment Music Lana Del Rey Receives Backlash for Wearing a Mesh Face Mask During Book Signing Event with Fans "Lana sweetie what is this mask," one user wrote on the singer's Instagram post By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 5, 2020 09:10 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Lana Del Rey is facing criticism after she wore a mesh face mask to an in-person book signing with fans over the weekend. On Saturday, the 35-year-old singer made an impromptu stop at The Grove shopping complex in Los Angeles, which was held to promote her new poetry book, Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass. For the occasion, the singer donned a rhinestone-encrusted mesh face mask. Posting a video she took during the appearance on Instagram, Del Rey is seen wearing the mesh face covering while members of her team, who can be seen in the background of the video, appeared to be sporting full fabric coverings amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Fans then commented on the singer's post, where they said that the "Born to Die" singer did not take the proper precautions to protect herself, or her fans, from the virus. "Lana sweetie what is this mask," one user wrote as another added, "Lana i love you but PLEASE the mask." Where to Shop the Stylish Face Masks Celebrities Keep Wearing — Including Jennifer Lopez’s Sparkly Number Lana Del Rey. Lana Del Rey Instagram Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories Other fans also criticized Del Rey for holding a meet and greet amid the COVID-19 pandemic, saying that doing so was not a responsible move. "Not you trying to draw a crowd during a pandemic 🥴," one user said as another wrote, "She can’t be serious." According to The Independent, the singer’s sister, Caroline "Chuck" Grant, told fans that Del Rey had "tested negative" and was standing "more than six feet away" from others at the signing. A representative for Del Rey did not immediately reply to PEOPLE's request for comment. RELATED VIDEO: Teen Donates 11K Masks to Tx. Hospital, Hopes to Dispel Bias Against Asian Americans amid Pandemic While Del Rey has not yet addressed the criticism of her mask, on Sunday, she posted another video to Instagram that showed herself wearing a different, full coverage leopard-print face mask. "Finally wearing a proper mask," one user noted in the comment section of the post. A second user then added, "awww you saw ur mistake and made a change 💖." As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from the WHO and local public health departments. PEOPLE has partnered with GoFundMe to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, a GoFundMe.org fundraiser to support everything from frontline responders to families in need, as well as organizations helping communities. For more information or to donate, click here.