One Samantha Rose Svoboda of the great state of Ohio appears to have proverbially f—ked around with a felonious federal offense. And it seems entirely possible that she is now about to “find out,” via a visit from the FBI.
The young lady in question refers to herself as a “cute raging little Trumpie” in one TikTok video and brandishes a “F—k Biden” flag in another. Good life choices, all around, but of course all of this is perfectly legal.
What’s not legal, of course, is purchasing or using a fake COVID-19 vaccination card. That is a felony and a federal offense, punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 and up to 5 years in prison. But those details did not dissuade Samantha from posting a TikTok video in which she claims to have done exactly that—and laughingly shows off the forged card itself.
She lip-syncs as a recorded voice asks, “Who in there still hasn’t been vaccinated,” and then answers, “Me!” The song “What You Gonna Do About It?” begins playing, and Samantha lip-syncs along gleefully, waving the card in front of the camera.
A fellow TikTokker named Danesh saw the video and created a “duet,” where he edited the video to include his own commentary. In response to the “What You Gonna Do About It?” lip-sync performance, Danesh laughingly interjects, “Quite literally, report you to the FBI for a fake COVID vaccine card. Why would you challenge this? Your information is on the card. Look!”
TikTokers applauded Danesh’s efforts and expressed disgust with Samantha.
Danesh made good on his promise. After he reported her to the FBI, he also Tweeted out his video response to Samantha. The clip has gone viral; at the time of this writing, it has garnered over 11 million views on TikTok, and hundreds of thousands on Twitter and other platforms. Samantha has since deleted the original video from her social media. Her TikTok has been suspended for Community Guideline violations, but her Instagram remains active and public. Only her Facebook profile has been made private at this time.
This isn’t the first time Danesh’s videos have gone viral. Previously, he has used TikTok as a platform to crusade against child abusers and predators.
Social media users on various platforms expressed agreement with Danesh’s position that it is unacceptable for people like Samantha to make medical choices for other people. While vaccines protect many people, they are not 100% effective for all people. Unvaccinated people who lie their way into communal spaces where vaccinations are required can still infect others with COVID-19.