Weibo netizens have continued their pursuit of Guo Meimei and the Red Cross Society. Guo announced last week that she was planning to take a trip to Australia with her mom to “wave goodbye to all her troubles.” The post was deleted, but screenshots survived.
And now, Red Cross Society donors are asking the Australian Embassy in Beijing to deny her a visa, claiming she is trying to flee with their donation money. An Embassy spokesman told Shanghai Daily that they didn’t know whether Guo was applying for a visa, and if she was they wouldn’t disclose personal information.
But the reason she became infamous on Weibo is because she flaunted her wealth while claiming to be affiliated with “Red Cross Commerce.” It supposedly did advertising for the Red Cross Society, though the organization denies the existence of such a place. And once everyone discovered how awful it was, she claimed she was an actress and made the whole thing up. Class act.
Guo was seen at a Beijing airport on Monday where she continued to deny connections to the Red Cross Society and asked reporters and internet users to “stop fooling around.” Or else what?
By Robert O’Connor