Guo Meimei Responds No Relations with the Red Cross, Refusing to Disclose Identity
Recently, a woman named “ Guo Meimei Baby” Showed off her extravagant lifestyle on her Sina weibo and claimed to be the general manager of a company called Red Cross Commerce, Since that she soon becomes the hottest topic on China’s major form and microblog sites. The Red Cross Society of China, made a public statement on June 22 saying that there was company named Red Cross Commerce under it and Guo Meimei is not its employee. The Sina Micro Blog admitted that they failed to verify her identity and apologized for it.
Show-off girl Guo Meimei arouses hot debate online
On the evening of June 21, a netizen called “Guo Meimei Baby” caught the attention of netizens on Sina Weibo. According to her posts, Guo Meimei, 20, owns several luxury sports cars and dozens of brand designer handbags. Her young age, lavish lifestyle and her verified title – Red Cross Commerce general manager aroused curiosity among micro bloggers.
The woman’s flaunting of her wealth sparked anger in the online community. Many posters accusing the Red Cross of being a corrupt organization，saying they wouldn’t donate money to them in the future. Furthermore, a netizen connected Guo Meimei with Guo Changjiang, Vice-President of Red Cross Society of China, claiming that Guo Meimei might be his daughter.
Red Cross denies Guo Meimei is its employee
The Red Cross noted that there is no such organization as Red Cross Commerce, where the blogger claimed to be a general manager. As for the above mentioned suspicions, an employee from Red Cross explained to the reporter that Guo Meimei is not the daughter of their vice-president.He added that Guo Changjiang has no micro blog account and no daughter.
The Red Cross’ words also indicate that they oppose tricks to obtain public awareness by generating false information. They hope that the general public can deal with this kind of event with peace of mind and will not be deceived.
On top of that, the Red Cross also conveyed its thankfulness in the statement to all social groups for their help through the years and hope all fields of work can keep on watching over its work.
Sina Weibo apologizes for failing to review Guo Meimei’s identity
A “V” sign on Guo’s web page suggests that her individual info had been examined and confirmed by Sina Corp, the operator of Weibo.com. Now this sigh has been eliminated.
Weibo stated Guo had formerly said in her individual info that she was an actress, but after being approved, she altered it to “general manager of Red Cross Commerce”.
Weibo apologized to the Red Cross and its users for failing to cautiously examine Guo’s info and promised to tighten the verification procedure.
True identity of Guo Meimei is still a mystery
In the face of numerous online anger, Guo Meimei posted on her weibo page saying she had no relations with the Red Cross. She also said that she was not associated with the Red Cross Society of China or Guo Changjiang. “I am an actress and the rumors have hurt me” she wrote. “I and my family are tax payers. How can people attack us about how we spend our money?”
As for netizens` inquiry about her “true identity”. Guo Meimei did not respond. She remains silent and hopes things can calm down in a few days. For negative impact on the Red Cross, Ding Shuo, the responsible man from Red Cross said that they had not yet to consider prosecution, as currently the litigation subject was not clear now, whether there was a speculation team was not clear, “If there is really a speculation team, then we will be caught in the trap if we sue her.”
The latest news says that Guo Meimei was put into jail on Sep 10, 2015 by a Beijing court for being convicted of operating an illegal casino in Beijing.