Posted: 23 Nov 2021 11:36 GMT
Some netizens speculate that this is all an ad campaign designed to promote the live audio chat service Twitter Spaces.
Social media in the US was filled with outrage last week when Los Angeles influencers began sharing stories about a young Canadian named Sophia Nur who allegedly managed to defraud them thousands of dollars.
The accusations came to light on November 19, when several Internet users decided to exchange their experiences on Twitter Spaces – audio rooms of the ‘microblogging’ network that allow live conversations – and published threads of stories about the mysterious young woman, who soon became a trend on Twitter under the label #SurvivingSophia (Surviving ASophia).
“Everyone thought she was a friend of a friend”
According to the numerous accusations published by the ‘influencer’ Arianna Dantone, through lies Sophia sought to make friends between celebrities of the networks by presenting herself as a publicist who works for the ‘youtuber’ Jeff Wittek and as the girlfriend of the American rapper Jack Harlow.
“Somehow, he always sneaked into important spaces to make it seem like I was part of it“Dantone, one of the first people to publicly denounce Nur, tweeted.” No one asked her questions because everyone thought she was a friend of a friend, “she confessed in another tweet.
this is sophia nur. somehow, she would always sneak her way into influential spaces to seem like she was * in it *. influencers and celebrities befriended her without questioning who she was because she was ALWAYS around. from LA, to miami, to vegas. she was there. # SurvivingSophiapic.twitter.com / FR8IVKRF1B
– ari🥺 (@AriannaDantone) November 19, 2021
According to Dantone, the young Canadian claimed that she could take her new friends to her supposed boyfriend’s concerts, but in the end she always made others pay for her and did not return their money. On other occasions, Sophia claimed to have been gang-raped by Harlow, as well as saying that her mother – who is actually alive – had died and asked for money for her funeral.
All these lies, according to Dantone, led to his friends ‘influencers’ offer money to the young woman, who pretended to look like an innocent victim and received thousands of dollars from them, despite allegedly having millions in the bank.
“I wasn’t paying for anything”
“He even showed an account with $ 11 million. It could be false … but it could also be very real. I wasn’t paying for anything, “Dantone tweeted.
Another tweeter named Camille said she bought a plane ticket for Nur and now she doesn’t want to pay her back.
At the same time, a user who claims to be Sophia’s cousin published another thread on her Twitter account which stated that the young woman always made a living with lies.
However, numerous Internet users spoke out in defense of Nur, stating that the complainants also wanted to take advantage of her.
“So, to make it clear, they used her for her supposed influence and she used them for her money,” tweeted one Internet user, while another ruled that the young woman used the “superficiality” of people who depend on fame and the money.
“$ 11 million? Invite her to Spaces, we need a tutorial,” another user tweeted.
Meanwhile, others speculated that it was all an ad campaign designed to promote Twitter Spaces itself.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if Sophia was a Twitter simulation created to drive traffic for Spaces and used ‘influencers’ to promote her,” wrote one netizen.