Dominatrix photographed leading man on leash around busy supermarket

A photo of a dominatrix taking her submissive for a walk on a leash through supermarket has gone viral.

But the woman captured in the photo defended the trip and explained she wanted a bottle of juice.

The unusual scene went viral after an image of the couple in a health food store in Los Angeles was posted on Twitter.

The photo, captioned “Spotted at Erewhon today” racked up more than 100,000 likes and 15,000 retweets.

It showed a woman wearing a skimpy outfit and chunky boots walking a man on all fours through the store while attached to a leash.

Even in their eye catching garb, the pair made sure to follow coronavirus safety guidelines by wearing face masks.

Following the unusual incident, the mystery dominatrix was soon tracked down,

Speaking to the Daily Dot, the woman who gave her name as Lark said she had been buying a drink when the photo was taken.

She said: “I just wanted some juice.”

She added: “I was out with my sub and my friends shooting some videos and just doing shopping. We stopped in Erewhon.

“Lots of cameras and attention, but the security let us through valet and let us check out our pricey basket before finally asking us to leave.”

The 21-year-old denied claims that she whipped the man or fed him out of a dog bowl.

“Didn’t have a dog bowl yet. We bought one after. I did paddle him. No more than twice though,” Lark said.

“He tried to touch my leg too high up my thigh and I didn’t like it. There weren’t any children nearby or anything.”

Obviously the picture stirred up a lot of opinions.

One person tweeted: “Public humiliation is great and all, but we gotta talk about… You know, maybe not doing this in public spaces because not everyone is consenting to being part of the scene that you brought to the store.”

Another joked: “To be fair, they are both wearing masks and keeping a safe distance.”

One fellow retail employee tweeted: “Everyone in thread talking about if this is acceptable or not, but no one is mentioning how annoying this s*** is for the employees.

“Stop making our jobs harder and putting us in uncomfortable situations. Knock it off. Be f normal.”