This Influencer Served COVID Spike Protein Realness At Coachella & The Look Is Contagious

Influencer's Coachella outfit covered in red tassels.

Ah, Coachella. That time of the year where we judge all the weird, often hideous shit influencers and celebrities wear to have a rave in a dessert. Enter this influencer who didn’t realise the lewk she served was giving “COVID particle”.

Kate Bartlett is a fashion student/influencer with 1.2 million followers on TikTok and 170,000 on Instagram. Yeah that discrepancy is wild but TikTok its where it’s at it seems!

Kate had quite a few outfit changes during the festival, as is the way with Coachella, but it’s this little Melke piece that had her followers snickering.

Kate shared a picture of her shagged crop top and and pants on Instagram with the caption: “the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell”.

Now, I actually dig this look even though I am fully a Coachella-aesthetic hater. I am bitter and watching influencers have extremely decadent experiences on Instagram while I struggle to pay rent in Sydney gives me a special kind of rage.

BUT, Kate’s outfit is cute. However, her followers were quick to point out it was a little too reminiscent of a certain virus’ structure.

“Not trying to be negative but I’d say it’s giving more coronavirus & spike proteins than mitochondria,” one person commented.

“All I see is COVID but you look flawless doing it,” another said.

“That is no mitochondria that’s a COVID particle,” said a third.

All I can say is: RIP. But hey, Kate was a good sport about it and joked with her fans on TikTok. I gotta say, if I got to go to Coachella and stay in a five-star hotel while being sponsored by a global brand, my outfit looking like COVID would hardly be upsetting.


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The influencer posted a TikTok captioned: “when you thought your Coachella outfit was cute but everyone thinks you look like a COVID antigen”.

The comments, respectfully, agreed.

“I- I see it…,” one person wrote.

“With love, everyone was right lol,” said another.

“It’s cuz the vibes are contagious,” joked a third.

Look. Does the outfit look like the spikes on a coronavirus particle? Yes. Does she still look great? Also yes.

If you need me, I’ll be watching her vlogs of the hotel she stayed in while I cry.