A man from California who filmed himself licking a toilet bowl for the infamous TikTok ‘coronavirus challenge’ has now become infected with the deadly virus.
Larz, 21, who labels himself as an ‘influencer’ has contracted coronavirus just days after posting a video of himself licking a toilet bowl for a revolting TikTok challenge called the ‘coronavirus challenge‘.
In a since-deleted tweet, the 21-year-old wrote: “I tested positive for Coronavirus”.
The post included a video of himself in a hospital bed, looking a far cry from the gross video he had posted of himself just five days before as he licked a public toilet seat, in which he captioned the challenge: “RT (retweet) to spread awareness for the Coronavirus”.
Larz, from California, was inspired after watching fellow influencer Ava Louise film herself licking a toilet seat on a plane, which has since been viewed over two million times.
In the US so far, over 55,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19 and there have been 784 deaths.
Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan calls Larz “scum” and said that him catching the virus was “karma”.
WTF!! Really!! Licking toilets now!! pic.twitter.com/C2iaRHxHHa
— Gabe Slaybaugh (@GabrielSlaybau1) March 23, 2020
On the morning TV show, Piers commented: “Karma is a strange thing. If you behave in such a reckless, moronic, selfless manner, karma will catch up with you.
“I don’t take any pleasure, I don’t wish illness on people, but this has got to stop. These acts of reckless stupidity. That guy who licked the toilet bowl, did he infect anyone else?”
Larz has previously appeared on Dr Phil with another influencer Bameron Kall, 20, where they discussed videos they made which went viral as it showed the pair of them licking tubs of ice cream in a supermarket and swirling mouthwash before spitting it back in the bottle.
He told Dr Phil: I don’t talk to my family.
“They’re irrelevant. None of them have followers, if they got followers or got rich I’d probably talk to them again.”
Larz then bragged about how he has now made a fortune from paid sponsorship deals across his numerous social media accounts where he posts pictures of himself with celebrities and fancy cars.
This news comes after a rising concern of the younger generation across the US using social media to mock the coronavirus gain ‘clout’.