Belle Delphine responds to ‘claims’ that her bath water caused herpes
10 July 2019, 15:53
“Ur a [clown emoji] if u believed that ;D”
Last week Instagram model Belle Delphine came up with a genius (we think?) plan to make a bit of extra cash, by bottling her own bath water and selling it to her “thirsty gamer boy” fans.
The cosplayer and gamer announced plans to sell her bath water at $30 (£24) a pop and she’s since apparently sold over 500 bottles and has completely sold out of the product (there’s only so many baths you can take, apparently).
Although you can’t fault Belle’s entrepreneurial skills, we can’t help but wonder - who is buying this water? What are they doing with it? And… is buying someone else’s bath water, well, hygienic?
Though the bottles of bath water were sold on her website with the disclaimer that it is "not for drinking and should only be used for sentimental purposes”, it hasn’t stopped some buyers not using the water for its intended purpose. There was the guy who vaped the water (maybe).
And now Belle Delphine has had to fire back after a hoax was started that her bath water was causing herpes. It all started when a fake account posing as the Daily Mail, posted a pretend headline that claimed ‘Over 50 people have reportedly contracted Herpes after drinking Instagram Star Belle Delphine’s bath water’.
Obviously, the headline wasn’t true, but it hasn’t stopped some fans joking about it. On a recent Instagram post, Belle wrote: “Well...that bathwater thing went crazy lol. I love how many things are being said about my bath water when I've only mailed ONE so far to pyrocyincal, the rest are being mailed TODAY!”
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Well...that bathwater thing went crazy lol. I love how many things are being said about my bath water when I've only mailed ONE so far to pyrocyincal, the rest are being mailed TODAY! It takes a rly long time to individually package them all especially by myself lmao....I did not realise this :)
A fan replied then to the message saying: “50 people got herpes from your bathwater my guy”, to which Belle clapped back saying: “Ur a [clown emoji] if u believed that ;D”.
Other fans have been leaving messages too. On a post where Belle asked her followers what "weird item" she should sell next, one person commented: “The cure for herpes”, while another said “Bottled herpes! Oh fuck that already happened nvm”.
Speaking to Metro, Belle previously revealed what drove her to come up with such a unique business plan. "So, there is a joke in the community among gamers where they will comment on a post saying, 'let me drink your bath water'," she explained.
"And although it’s a joke I just kind of found the idea of turning it into a reality and actually letting people own my bath water funny."
But it seems some fans have taken the idea a bit *too* seriously.
She continued: "I have had a bunch of odd requests, some have asked me to spit in the water, pee in it and requested the water to come off my body and drip into the bottle from… certain areas. Honestly with the kind of messages that I get daily these requests don’t weird me out anymore."
Wow. I think I'm going to just unplug the internet for a bit. BRB.