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The Story About A Chinese Lesbian Billionaire Couple Is Very, Very Fake

"That WJSN lesbian billionaires fake news tweet saved 2017."

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A tweet about two lesbian Chinese billionaires who got married and became the world's richest couple alive has gone viral.

[BREAKING] Lesbian Chinese Billionaires, Meng Mei Qi and Wu Xuan Yi, marry. Making them the richest couple alive.


Just one problem: Meng and Wu are not a couple, nor are they billionaires. They are, however, members of the South Korean–Chinese band Cosmic Girls, also known as WJSN.

The teenager behind the original tweet, Abby Fry, told BuzzFeed News that she came up with the joke because she thought it would amuse ujungs, WJSN's fan group, and never expected it to go so big.

Twitter: @merrymeiqi

"I thought they looked like they were at a wedding with the dresses they were wearing, and the dresses sure looked expensive," Fry said.

She said that she thought people would fact-check first, but added that it "just shows the power of what we want to happen."


good night i love the richest couple alive 🌙💸

The plot escalated with an equally fake murder.

mei qi murdered her husband, married a girl,and became the richest gay couple alive she really did that


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