The purse of strange ideas. A Chinese billionaire in exile, close to Trumpist networks, wants to organize an online auction of “unvaccinated sperm” in June.
Guo Wengui claims to have in stock nearly 6,000 eggs and “a few million sperm” from non-vaccinated donors. This new kind of auction will also include “(s)one’s own sperm, of course”, he said.
Why unvaccinated male sperm? Because the spermatozoa of men who have not received an injection against Covid-19 would be the answer to a conspiracy theory, which ensures that vaccines cause massive sterility.
Close to Steve Bannon
Guo Wengui, whose golden exile in the United States was disrupted by his arrest in mid-March for alleged fraud, plans to organize these auctions in June on the conservative social network Gettr. “Sperm and eggs from our fellow fighters will be auctioned on our Gettr platform between June 1 and June 6,” Guo Wengui announced in February. Hunted by China, where he is accused of financial fraud, the tycoon is close to Donald Trump’s former adviser, Steve Bannon.
But his arrest could well derail his plans. The tycoon is accused of orchestrating a complex fraud to extort more than $1 billion from thousands of people who follow him online.
Whether these auctions take place or not, they have already caused a stir on Gettr, with billionaire fans seeing it as an opportunity to “save the future of humanity” or claiming that unvaccinated male sperm is “the future bitcoin”. “These auctions are based, more broadly, on false arguments that Covid vaccines have harmed fertility,” John Gregory of the NewsGuard information watchdog told AFP.
“Vaccine misinformation writers propagate this claim, despite numerous medical studies showing that vaccines do not negatively impact male and female fertility. »
The “pure blood” movement
Guo Wengui did not specify how the liquid would be tested or shipped. But he promised to use “scientific methods” and to ask for a letter from a lawyer to certify that the donor had not been vaccinated.
The project is part of the so-called “pure blood” movement, which falsely claims that the vaccine against Covid-19 contaminates the body. Those who believe in it therefore avoid at all costs the blood transfusions of vaccinated people but also their sperm, or even their breast milk. These smoky theories have lucrative potential, which has piqued the interest of some anti-vaccine activists.
Sperm from unvaccinated men has even been dubbed “the new white gold” by one enthusiastic Gettr user. “Unvaccinated Sperm Available” mugs and t-shirts can also be purchased on Amazon and eBay.