- Ava Louise, the aspiring singer who went viral on TikTok for licking an airplane toilet seat, has officially stirred the pot with Dr. Phil.
- 'I was really annoyed that corona was getting more publicity than me,' she said of her decision to lick the toilet seat in the now-deleted TikTok video.
- The 21-year-old blamed boomers for the coronavirus and threatened to 'pull up' to Dr. Phil's house and 'cough' on him.
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Ava Louise, the woman who coined the phrase "I'd rather die hot than live ugly" and went viral on TikTok for licking an airplane toilet seat, has officially stirred the pot with Dr. Phil.
The 21-year-old self-described "skinny legend" spoke to the TV therapist about her decision to use the novel coronavirus to gain publicity, holding nothing back. "I was really annoyed that corona was getting more publicity than me," she told Dr. Phil in an interview that aired Thursday.
"I don't think this is as concerning as it could be because I don't have coronavirus. I don't have any symptoms, no one I know has symptoms," Louise said, claiming that because she went on spring break and Florida and is still healthy, the disease can't be that serious. (The disease killed more than 200 Americans on Wednesday, CNN reported, totaling the fatalities to nearly 1,000.)
She said she was so frustrated by criticism of her video, that's since been taken down from TikTok, that she was tempted to "pull up" and cough on Dr. Phil himself.
It wasn't her first meeting with the TV therapist. She appeared on his show twice in 2019, according to VICE. Last September, she admitted that in a previous appearance, she was putting on an act to gain more followers online. In a YouTube video on March 16, Louise reiterated that what she'd done — in this case, the toilet-bowl licking — was just for clout.
During the new interview, Dr. Phil asked, "If you infect one person who loses their life, is it worth it for you to have this attention?"
"Um, yeah," she replied.
Louise went on, explaining her opinion that Boomers are to blame for numerous societal ills. "You know what's ridiculously irresponsible and selfish? Your generation only cares about this virus because it affects you," she said. "You're blowing this pandemic to crazy proportions, instilling fear in the nation, because you feel like it affects Boomers."
Louise failed to mention that according to the most recent Centers for Disease Control data, 20% of COVID-19 infected people sick enough to end up in the hospital were 20 to 44 years old.
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