A U.K. couple recently came under fire for posting an “Isolation Party” picture on Facebook, while the nation was under lockdown over the Easter holiday.
Ellie Morley and her partner, Simon Evans, uploaded a picture of a seemingly crowded party to Facebook group “Isolation Nation”.
The photo shows people drinking beer and standing extremely close to each other, regardless of the new social distancing policy recently issued by U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The comments were initially filled with people accusing the couple of violating the law and disregarding others’ health. However, upon closer inspection, netizens realized it was actually the couple meticulously photoshopped to show them ‘socializing’ with themselves.
With all the different outfits and angles, viewers were pleasantly surprised to find out the joke was on them.
Many commented that it was cleverly done, while some confessed it took them longer than necessary to figure out the twist.
Though this was a harmless joke, police in Greater Manchester have reported breaking up over 1,000 parties over the weekend as many still hosted barbecues with bouncy castles and DJs to celebrate Easter.
Chief Constable Ian Hopkins asks those breaking quarantine rules to think about all the families that have lost their loved ones during the pandemic.
“I would suggest social responsibility from people over the whole of Greater Manchester,” he added.
As of press time, the U.K. have a total of 93,873 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 12,107 deaths.
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