A California influencer who participated in the viral toilet-licking challenge claims to have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The social media star, known as Larz and GayShawnMendes on Twitter, announced the diagnosis on Twitter, saying, “I tested positive for Coronavirus.”
His Twitter account has since been suspended.
Along with the tweet, Larz included a video, obtained by The Daily Mail, which shows him lying in a hospital bed.
Larz’s positive test comes just days after he shared a video of himself licking the seat of toilet.
In the clip, posted on March 20, Larz is seen performing the task in a public bathroom.
The toilet paper challenge first emerged earlier this month when TikTok user Ava Louise filmed herself licking an airplane toilet seat in a stunt she claims was meant to “troll” the media amid efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus.
The video immediately triggered a reaction from those on social media, including The View host Meghan McCain, who criticized Louise’s antics.
When reached by PEOPLE, Louise said of her intentions, “I’m looking for a record deal and a reality show about my messy life.”
“Put her ass in jail!” McCain, 35, wrote.
“WTF is wrong with people? Are they so desperate for their 15 minutes of fame?” asked one user.