A busy restaurateur like Jason Wong needs someone to remind him to keep hydrated and drink water, so he decided to hire a Twitter account to do just that.
Wong revealed in a tweet that he hired the Twitter account @drinkwaterthot to privately notify him to down some water.
i hired a twitter account to privately remind me to drink water just to see how it goes pic.twitter.com/wOdr0HxYSC
— jason wong (@EggrolI) July 24, 2019
Messages sent by the account showed a humorous way of encouraging the man to stay hydrated by telling him to throw away a cold drink and drink water instead.
After the tweet went viral, Wong said in a follow-up that his water assistant got flooded by messages and requests that it has not reminded him to drink water in two days.
my water assistant got overwhelm with DMs and requests that he hasn’t reminded me to drink water in 2 days pic.twitter.com/HsVx072CvL
— jason wong (@EggrolI) July 26, 2019
However, many of his followers and other Twitter users pointed out that the service Wong “paid” for was allegedly a stolen idea from another user with the handle name @emoblackthot.
Follow AND PAY @emoblackthot instead. She reminds us to do our skincare routines AND stay hydrated all without being a rude, thieving ass clown. I’ve never been more hydrated and my skin has never been clearer. pic.twitter.com/q9BB0Rrd6O
— K.Elizabeth AKA Cleopatra Jones Jr. (@theKelizabeth82) July 26, 2019
This account is stealing the entire image of @emoblackthot… it’s sickening
— DIOR BLANCO (@VONDYLANtweets) July 26, 2019
they stole her whole concept wow!! Pay @emoblackthot she deserves it!!
— Jewelsphere (@Shi_KariFu_kari) July 26, 2019
Put some damn respect on @emoblackthot‘s brand and pay her. Clowns.
— ForeverTheePanda (@thee_forever) July 27, 2019
So….in 2019 y’all just making it bold and out there how you support stealing from black women? Imagine.
This whole idea was stolen from @emoblackthot
— Leah MFB (@thatsLMFB) July 26, 2019
you better be paying @emoblackthot too since she started it
— becc (@no_reygrets) July 26, 2019
Wow. They stole her content and now some dumb people are paying for content that they can get free.
PS: once you are aware that the content is stolen then don’t continue to pay for the stolen content. That shit is unethical.
— Stacy Fort (@StacyFort) July 26, 2019
Some users explained that the original concept creator was doing it for free. @emoblackthot not only reminds people to drink water, but to do other helpful things as well.
— egg? (@honeysent) July 26, 2019
— νŇє (@AyeVanessa00) July 26, 2019
Y’all weird for taking @emoblackthot whole persona to make it abt drinking water. Black Women always setting trends and it constantly gets gentrified. Yuck
— The Unfriendly Black Jocer (@_KWAT20) July 27, 2019
One person called out the similarities of the handles.
even their @ has thot in it. Smdh
— Reese Corleone (@TCdaDragN) July 26, 2019
It turns out that the account @drinkwaterthot is no longer active, but another one has popped up in its place called @drinkwaterho.