When popular Instagram model, 19-year-old Belle Delphine, announced she was selling her bath water on Instagram, horny gamer nerds around the world rejoiced.
Although Belle's move was widely criticised, she got the last laugh as her bath punch sold out almost immediately.
For the uninitiated, Belle Delphine is a South African born, UK-living "e-girl" who has built up a 4.5 million Instagram following by posting pervy snaps of her embodying a frisky Japanese anime lolita character come to life.
When Delphine recently announced she would selling bottles of her dirty “bath water for all you thirsty gamer boys” on Instagram, the post attracted more than 500,000 likes.
Delphine says the idea was inspired by her fans.
“Lots of people would comment on my photos saying they would drink my bathwater. I was thinking of ideas one day, and it just popped into my head. What if I actually bottled and sold my bathwater?” Delphine said in an interview to the Guardian.
Belle flogged the bath juice in jars on her website for $42.50 (£24). The product description read: "Bottled while I'm playing in the bath ^-^ This really is bathwater... disclaimer: This water is not for drinking and should only be used for sentimental purposes."
Belle says she’s had some strange requests. "I have had a bunch of odd requests, some have asked me to spit in the water, pee in it and requested the water to come off my body and drip into the bottle from…certain areas. Honestly, with the kind of messages that I get daily these requests don’t weird me out anymore," she said.
Rumours soon spread online that people had contracted herpes from the water; claims Belle refuted on Instagram.
The e-girl is no stranger to weird, nonsensical stunts. In the past, she has stuck googly eyes on a dead octopus, eaten photos of her followers and filmed herself eating raw eggs.
Prior to the bathwater stunt, she told her online nerd harem she would create a Pornhub account if one of her posts reached a million likes. The post surpassed the goal, reaching close to two million in the end. While Belle did keep her promise to create a Pornhub account, she infuriated the thirsty nerds by only uploading non-explicit videos. Such as “Belle Delphine plays with her pussy” and “Belle Delphine gets SCISSORED” – videos that showed her playing with stuffed animals and cutting up paper with a pair of scissors.
You only have to check out the Pornhub comments on the videos to feel the disappointment from her fans.
“We’ve been tricked. We’ve been backstabbed and we’ve been quite possibly, bamboozled,” said user BigDaddyJamal987.
Another user, 14Lord said, “My disappointment is immeasurable. This is worse than the holocaust.”
Hey, it's good work if you can get it!