An Adelaide based social media influencer has been slammed on Instagram for making a joke about intentionally infecting hospitality staff.

Karylle Banez, who has over 60,000 followers on Instagram, shared a photo of herself at the city’s Leigh Street Wine Room.

But it was the caption that got followers seeing red.

If I had the corona virus I know exactly who I be sneezing on 🙂 (@ the rude waitress here )”, Banez wrote on Monday night.

Commenters were quick to jump on the poor taste of the caption with users labeling it “disgusting”, “misguided” and “disrespectful”.

The Leigh Street Wine Room then shared their DMs with the influencer, who assured the restaurant that the comment was “a joke”.

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