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    A Cosmic Girls’ fan joked that members Meng Mei Qi and Wu Xuan Yi were married lesbian billionaires, and people fell for it because it’s hard to distinguish between real and fake news onl the internet these days.

    It all started after Abby Fry, a teenage fan of the South Korean-Chinese group, also known as WJSN, tweeted out breaking news that Meng and Wu were Chinese billionaires who tied the knot, “making them the richest couple alive”.

    The tweet quickly became viral, catching the attention of non-Kpop fans who did not recognize the girls before retweeting the post.

    Fry told BuzzFeed News that she thought of the joke because she believed “ujungs”, WJSN’s fan base, would find it hilarious, but did not anticipate it to spread like wildfire.

    I thought they looked like they were at a wedding with the dresses they were wearing and the dresses sure looked expensive,” she said.

    Fry added that she thought users would fact-check first before retweeting, and that it “just shows the power of what we want to happen.

    According to Koreaboo, the post was shared on Lesbian Visibility Day on April 26, which probably explains why it became so viral.

    Another Twitter user even went as far as writing a short fan fiction about the couple, racking up more than 29,000 retweets.

    However, it turns out that the photo of Meng and Wu was taken at the 2017 Beijing International Film Festival, and shared by fellow WJSN member Xuan Yi who posted it on to her Weibo page.

    Ujungs apparently have been using this chance to try and promote their favorite K-pop group, but fans found it amusing.

    It’s been said a million times before but it bears repeating: Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet.

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