GamerGirl Bath Water made some waves early July when Instagram model and cosplayer Belle Delphine launched the unique product. Since not only has her popularity skyrocketed, but many rumors bubbled to the surface regarding the now infamous bathwater. With so much confusion around the internet, we’re here to set some things straight.
Belle Delphine herself posted this update to her Instagram:
Lmao SO, there’s been a lot of fake news going round that I wanna address! … Nobody has been hospitalised from my bath water, or have gotten sick. All of these memes were posted before I even shipped any out. Regarding the whole ‘herpes’ thing, yes I used to get blisters when there’s a change in weather, ive gotten them occasionally since I was a child, I haven’t had one in a year or two and NO you cannot get it!! 90% of all people will have one in their lifetime…it’s not an STD lol… People are listing ‘my bath water’ on eBay, they aren’t real either There’s also a fake website selling my ‘gamer girl pee’ and although I find it really funny, it’s sadly not real either gamer Bois —- SO LONG STORY SHORT, not everything you read online is real, personally I find the memes funny but I thought it’s important for me to address this since there are people who actually believe that I hospitalised multiple people…which is untrue. Hopefully this clears stuff up!! ?
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I heard it gives you herpes! I drank it!
In short: no. Not that buyers should drink the stuff. According to Snopes, the rumor began when a Twitter account bearing the Daily Mail logo as a profile picture and named “Daily Mail US” posted the fake story. It’s not true in the slightest.
Belle Delphine herself addresses this in her Instagram post above. She writes: “Yes I used to get blisters when there’s a change in weather, I’ve gotten them occasionally since I was a child, I haven’t had one in a year or two, and NO you cannot get it!!”
So what happens if you do drink it? One dedicated journalist, who I hope was given a nice bonus over this piece of investigative journalism, did just that for science. In short, no lasting ill effects, but their stomach did hurt after ingesting it. And it tasted bad.
One wonders if they wrote the purchase off as work-related expenses. I bet that was an interesting conversation.
It’s not bathwater! It’s just tap water! I’ve been ripped off!
You bought the bathwater online. That’s the rip-off. It is bathwater, however. So if that’s your fear, don’t worry. You have actual human sweat, dirt, and skin in that water. You got what you paid for.
This specific rumor started on Reddit, as many rumors often do. The poster claimed to have a degree in molecular biology and tested the water. As stated in the post, human skin cells shed all the time. Seriously, we’re disgusting, skin shedding monstrosities and because of that, we’d expect to find DNA in the water. The poster’s tests came back void of skin cells, meaning it wasn’t bathwater.
Well, there are a few issues with this post. Belle Delphine herself covered this in response. At the time of the post, she’d only shipped off one sample, and it wasn’t to this poster in question. Plus another poster summed it up nicely.
Sure there’s a lot of ridiculousness around the whole thing, but that’s more to do with the buying than the selling.
She’s selling GamerGirl Pee now!
Look, at this point, I wouldn’t be surprised, but no, she’s not. The website in question is not affiliated with her and is a satirical response to the bathwater listing.
This was also something Belle Delphine addressed in her Instagram post dispelling the various rumors that cropped up around her product.
There’s a nicely consolidated list for all those curious (or concerned). So far these are the biggest rumors we’ve seen, but as the saga continues, and believe me, it continues, there are bound to be more.