A year ago, Chinese streamer Mo Zhimeng (墨子梦) ruined her career as a streamer with one careless mistake. Streamers normally try to keep their private lives away from their audience’s eyes. However, all it takes is one glimpse of a secret for fans to jump on it. And, they don’t let go.
Mo had been live streaming when a man in a bathrobe appeared right behind her. Well, understandably, her immediate reaction was to turn off the broadcast. However, things became suspicious when she refused to tell the truth about the man. This led to fans wondering if the duo were having an affair, which inevitably led to a loss of trust in her.
The man’s sudden entrance had caught everyone off-guard, including Mo. Unfortunately, this led to many asking who the man had been. Mo apparently told her fans that he was simply someone who had come to repair the water pipes. However, she apparently avoided looking at the camera when she explained and she supposedly had a guilty look on her face. Needless to say, fans were quick to think she was lying to them.
Mo went on to claim that he was wearing the bathrobe because his clothes had gotten wet. Well, fans weren’t impressed with the answer. Several even felt she was mocking their IQ with a farfetched sounding claim. Mo certainly didn’t help her case when she changed her answer later. She supposedly claimed the man had been her brother and then her friend. Mo then alleged that her ‘friend’ had progeria, to explain why he was an older man.
Netizens might have led it slide, except Mo further fanned flames when she openly joked about their IQ. Her flippant attitude towards the entire situation was also an annoyance, and several were hung up on the fact that she never gave them a sincere apology. In fact, Mo tried to wave away the whole situation, claiming it had all been scripted.
To make matters worse, some netizens suspected the man was cheating on his partner with Mo. They claimed they had recognised the man as another internet celebrity who had previously collaborated with Mo before. To their knowledge, he was a married man and had been for over five years. Netizens felt that had their relationship simply been friendship, the duo would have nothing to hide.
Sometimes the truth might just be better than a lie. However, Mo seemed determined to go down with this sinking ship. Since then, she has supposedly faded out of the scene.