INFLUENCERS BEHAVING ADLY: MEXICO KICKS THEM OUT OF RUINS
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INFLUENCERS BEHAVING ADLY: MEXICO KICKS THEM OUT OF RUINS
Archaeological authorities in Mexico said they kicked cast members of a popular local “Jersey Shore”-style reality shows out of the Mayan ruins of Uxmal after they behaved “immaturely” and refused to wear masks or follow social distancing rules.

It was the latest round of bad promotional work in Mexico’s desperate attempt to revive its tourism industry, which has been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.

It seems the young, ripped cast members of Mexico’s popular “Acapulco Shore” reality show — whom the state government of Yucatan described as “influencers” — were invited to tour the ruins soon after they were reopened in a bid to encourage tourists to return.

But the National Institute of Anthropology and History said the half-dozen cast members “were asked to leave, in compliance with health rules.”

Employees at the 1,000-year-old complex of Mayan temples, palaces, and pyramid platforms said the cast acted “immaturely” and refused to follow posted rules requiring face masks and social distancing. Photos posted on social media showed them clowning around and posing in close contact atop one ancient structure.

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