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Belle Delphine fires back after hoax claims her bath water caused herpes

Published: 9/Jul/2019 19:43 Updated: 10/Jul/2019 12:27

by Michael Gwilliam

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Instagram star Belle Delphine made global headlines this week after selling her bath water to fans for $30 a container, and many have been trying to get in on the action, with one YouTuber even claiming to ‘vape’ the infamous “Gamer Girl Bath Water”.

But, not all the attention has been positive. On Twitter, an account impersonating the Daily Mail by using the publication’s name and picture tweeted out a photo of a fake news story with the headline “Over 50 People Have Reportedly Contracted Herpes After Drinking Instagram Star, Belle Delphine’s Bath Water”.

While the account @BakeRises has since changed its name and picture from Daily Mail, the fake article about Delphine’s bath water has been retweeted over 17,000 times. Fact-check website Snopes screen grabbed the post when the account was still using the Daily Mail branding.

The fake ‘Daily Mail’ account tricked many Twitter users with the headline.
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The account owner responded to the fake tweet a day later, saying, “It seems the best way to grow on twitter is to impersonate a company and say things about a celebrity that legally can be considered libel and I could potentially be sued for.”

Unfortunately, many people fell for the hoax, including one user who commented on a recent photo of Delphine, writing, “50 people got herpes from your bathwater my guy.”

“You’re a (clown emoji) if you believed that ;D,” the Instagram star replied.

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This wasn’t the only user to seemingly unknowingly spread the hoax either. Numerous comments on Delphine’s Instagram mention herpes in some capacity.

Only time will tell if this rumour affects future sales of “Gamer Girl Bath Water”, which is currently still sold out. On eBay, a jar of Gamer Girl Bath Water, claiming to be “straight from Belle”, is selling for $100.

One streamer has now even drank the liquid, explaining it was for the “meme-worthy experience”.

Delphine did include a disclaimer on the packaging and website that the product was not for consumption, but rather for “sentimental purposes”.

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Logan Paul reacts to Jake calling him a “fake fighter” before Floyd Mayweather bout

Published: 5/Jan/2021 23:39

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star Logan Paul is set to throw down with undefeated professional boxer Floyd Mayweather this February — but little brother Jake Paul isn’t a fan of their upcoming bout, even calling his sibling a “fake fighter.”

The Paul brothers have unexpectedly shifted from their careers as top-tier YouTubers into white-collar boxers. Ever since August 2018, the two have dedicated their time to training and scoring high-profile matches; and Logan may have taken the cream of the crop.

On December 6, 2020, it was announced that Logan would be fighting 50-0 pro boxer Floyd Mayweather in a “Super Exhibition” match in February 2021. This news seemed to overshadow Jake’s 2nd round KO over Nate Robinson a week prior, which may have influenced his thoughts on his older brother’s upcoming match.

“My brother is f**ked,” Jake taunted in an interview with TMZ. “It’s bad for the sport. I think it’s just for clout. You know, my brother’s a fake fighter. I’m the real fighter. He’s 0-1, I’m 3-0.”

A week later, Logan has finally responded to his little bro’s scathing words — and it’s safe to say that he’s a little confused as to where the venom is coming from, although he’s completely unfazed by the insults.

“I’m like, little brothers up to some s**t, like he wants to get some attention for a sec, go for it,” he said of the matter. “But I fully support Jake — whatever drama he wants to stir or create, it really doesn’t bother me. ‘You’re a fake boxer.’ Okay. Let’s box, because Jake is the kid that gets beat up by my sparring partners.”

 

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“I’ve become like rubber sheet metal, dude,” he continued. “In this fight, everyone’s sayin’ a lot of things, and for good reason. I’m fighting Floyd f**king Mayweather! So I’ve literally become immune to every — I’ve heard it all.”

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Jake isn’t the only one unsure of his brother’s chances; even Mike Tyson claimed that Floyd would “beat [Logan’s] f***kin’ ass” when it comes time for their match.

While the odds are certainly against Paul, there’s still a chance that he might surprise his critics and go the distance against his formidable opponent.

Those hoping to see how it pans out can tune into the fight via Fanmio on February 20 as YouTube boxing takes yet another huge leap in the entertainment world.