A fan joked that Cosmic Girlss Meng Mei Qi and Wu Xuan Yi were married lesbian billionaires, and people actually believed it.
One Cosmic Girls fan uploaded a tweet joking that Meng Mei Qi and Wu Xuan Yi were Chinese billionaires who got married, making them the richest couple alive.
[BREAKING] Lesbian Chinese Billionaires, Meng Mei Qi and Wu Xuan Yi, marry. Making them the richest couple alive. pic.twitter.com/IEoMunC6s4
abby (@merrymeiqi) April 26, 2017
The post soon spread like wildfire as believers shared it in celebration of Lesbian Visibility Day on April 26.
The post became so viral that another Twitter user wrote a short fan fiction about the couple, garnering over 20,000 retweets.
mei qi murdered her husband, married a girl,and became the richest gay couple alive she really did that pic.twitter.com/p8mzpW51xe
上海48🌠 (@uzzucam) April 27, 2017
It was soon revealed that Mei Qi and Xuan Yi were actually part of a K-Pop group called Cosmic Girls, and the photo was taken at the premiere of the 2017 Beijing Film Festival.
While some people truly believed that Mei Qi and Xuan Yi were a lesbian billionaire couple, others were in on the joke and playfully joined in.