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.
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.