There are many ways to get famous on the Chinese internet, you could eat corn on the cob with a power drill or get your hair pulled out while eating corn on the cob with a power drill, options are practically endless, but one aspiring internet star went too far over the weekend when he ate a meal on the subway. Gasp!
On Saturday, a couple of photos went viral on Chinese social media showing a pair of friends enjoying a dinner of peanuts and hard-boiled eggs inside a Line 4 carriage on the Guangzhou subway during rush hour.
After the photos went viral, netizens identified one of the diners as “Limouge,” a host of a number of Chinese live-streaming sites, and most did approve of his latest venture.
“What a selfish online host. In your stunt, you show no concern for the other people that have to be on the train with you,” commented one netizen on Weibo.
“No matter how disgusting, some people will do anything to get famous,” wrote another.
Geez, good thing he didn’t eat any bananas over dinner.
Anyway, the pair were quickly kicked off the carriage by metro staff, because as we’ve learned time and time again, you can’t eat inside the subway.
Once he was identified as the star of the video, Limouge admitted to Southern Metropolis News, via SCMP that he had just done it all for the fame. “To be frank, I just want to be famous … The next step is to make everybody know who I am,” he said.
There are better ways.
[Images via Weibo]