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'High-quality male' silenced on Weibo after charging $3,857 monthly fee for fans group
Published: Aug 24, 2021 06:33 PM
A man who got popular after posting a video online a month ago in which he described himself as a “high-quality male” has been silenced by China’s social media Sina Weibo. The man was banned after he was reported to have charged 25,000 yuan ($3,857) per month for people who wanted to join his fans group. Photo: Sina Weibo

A man who got popular after posting a video online a month ago in which he described himself as a “high-quality male” has been silenced by China’s social media Sina Weibo. The man was banned after he was reported to have charged 25,000 yuan ($3,857) per month for people who wanted to join his fans group. Photo: Sina Weibo


A man who got popular after posting a video online a month ago in which he described himself as a "high-quality male" has been silenced by China's social media Sina Weibo. The man was banned after he was reported to have charged 25,000 yuan ($3,857) per month for people who wanted to join his fans group.

Over the past month since July 21 Xu Genqin, a 29-year-old man, who posted a self-introductory video in a bid to find a mate on China's social media Weibo, successfully impressed viewers by his makeup, hair style, and half-squat poses, and was imitated by many celebrities and influencers.

Some netizens say that after Xu gained enough online traffic, he started to seek profit from his fame. He started a fans group, which was charging 75,000 yuan for one year and 25,000 per month.

Weibo management account replied that the platform closed the account's charging function on Friday and was checking whether there were users who paid the fee. His Weibo account was also banned.

China's Central Television on Friday commented that other platforms shouldn't allow him to open a live-streaming channel.

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