Sami, a Shenzhen-based vlogger, likes to post pictures of himself with different women. Photo: Weibo

A 31-year-old vlogger of Spanish and French heritage who made himself famous in China by sharing his videos on social media has tried to dismiss a rumor that he is a carrier of the AIDS virus by showing a medical certificate to netizens.

Sami has maintained a high profile ever since he settled in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, four years ago. He started a channel on Kuaishou.com, a video-sharing site similar to YouTube, and accumulated more than a million fans by showing off his experiences of dating different women.

In his Weibo account, he called himself a “Super Laowai” (laowai is Mandarin slang for “foreigner”) and claimed that he was a 186-centimeter-tall bachelor looking for a serious relationship with a Chinese woman.

His Weibo account is plastered with photos of all sorts of sexy or bikini-clad girls in bars. “One girl, for one night” – that’s how he summarized his four years of adventures in China.

He also claimed he owned several luxury cars and had appeared on a number of TV shows.

Because of his braggadocio, however, he has recently received a lot of hate messages from netizens. Some posted a screenshot of a private WeChat message in which Sami allegedly admitted he was a carrier of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and said those who had sex with him deserved to be infected.

The hunky Super Laowai, 31, likes to hang around with young Chinese women. Photo: Weibo
Super Laowai shows his blood test result. Photo: Weibo

On April 7, Sami posted a message on Weibo that the screenshot of the WeChat message was fake and he had reported the case to the police. He also attached a copy of a blood-test result issued by a Shenzhen hospital that showed a “negative” result in the HIV category.

“I’m still single and I love China. I want to marry a kindhearted Chinese girl and raise a family,” he said on his account amid the ongoing fiasco.

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