On March 22, he shared a Twitter video from his hospital bed, claiming to have contracted Coronavirus.More news: 1 death, 42 new cases of COVID-19 in BC
The social media star, known as Larz and GayShawnMendes on Twitter, announced the diagnosis on Twitter, saying, "I tested positive for Coronavirus". She also has 19,000 followers on TikTok and 150,000 followers on Instagram.
The coronavirus challenge began after a Tik Tok influencer filmed herself licking aeroplane toilet and shared her video on Tik Tok.
She told Insider she did it for "clout" because she didn't want the coronavirus getting more attention than her.More news: Man licks deodorant in Walmart for virus prank video, police say
She added that health experts "can suck it" and claimed, "I'm fine". The freakish video of people licking objects has been circulating on social media for a while now. She also said "Darwinism is doing its job" by "knocking out" baby boomers.
"How totally stupid", said another person. Hence, to contain the spread of the virus, many countries including China, France, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, the United Kingdom and India have implemented nationwide coronavirus lockdown.
Another tasteless - and risky - prank some young wannabe influencers are taking part in is coughing on produce in supermarkets, according to the New York Post.More news: Spain's coronavirus death toll surpasses 4000
Britain's Metro newspaper on Tuesday reported that an "internet influencer", which the paper refused to name, had recently launched the stunt on the video platform TikTok "by licking what seems to be an airplane toilet seat while a man sings "It's corona time" in the background".