Girl Does the Unthinkable With a Tampon to Become a YouTube Star in Most Disgusting Viral Video Yet

Twisted 51

tamponsThis weekend, I literally saw the most disgusting thing I've ever seen in my life on the Internet. And that's saying a lot. Actually, full disclosure, I didn't even see this thing in its entirety. I had to stop the video, as I knew I'd never be able to unsee it, but I saw enough. You guys: A girl named Giovanna Plowman -- AKA "Tampon Girl" -- ate a dirty feminine hygiene product just so she could become YouTube famous. (That's the most euphemistic way I could possibly put it.)

To be honest, I debated about even writing about her, as I really don't want to give her any more "fame" than she already has, but I couldn't stop thinking of the idiocy and general grossness of the entire thing, along with the question: "What does Internet fame even mean?", so I decided to share.

In short, this is dumb. Reallllly dumb. Up there with one of the dumbest things ever on the Internet. And to be totally forthcoming, many, including myself, are questioning the authenticity of this whole thing (thinking maybe it's ketchup or something), because someone. Can't. Really. Be. That. Dumb. But regardless, it's disgusting. And regardless, there's a face attached to this stunt -- whether it's real or not -- and this is going to forever screw this girl over.

Imagine for a moment you're interviewing someone for a job, and you Google their name, as employers are wont to do, and ... you find this. Would you ever hire this person? Would you ever date this person? Would you want your kid being friends with this person? It's insane. And for what? For 15 minutes of asinine Internet fame that won't lead to anything remotely good.

The profile description on Giovanna's Twitter, which at the time of writing this, has over 150,000 followers, reads: "Official twitter account of giovanna plowman. :) hii i'm the new youtube star i ONLY made that video cause it was a dare, and i wanted to get famous!" Yeah. And she's supposedly even gotten into a Twitter fight with a legitimate actress -- Nickelodeon starlet, Ariana Grande, who wrote: "Giovanna Plowman. Girl what is wrong witchu?" Plowman responded: "Get some t***, and get famous, then come back to me. Bye. YOU're not on MY level... smh... Ariana is trending thanks to me, I'm making this girl famous. Shame on me. No one actually knows her... YOU got ur followers from me you're stupid. You prolly jumping in your bed and screaming 'OMG GIOVANNA TWEETED ME OMG OMG.'" Whether this is the real account of Plowman or not is being questioned also, but let's not let something important go unnoticed here: The account of a girl who ate her own tampon has over 150,000 followers.

Plowman also is supposedly going to be on Tosh.0 now, also. She or "she" tweeted: "OMG! SO I JUST FOUND OUT IM GOING TO BE ON TOSH.O!!! One of Daniel Tosh's agents got ahold of me and said they would love to have me and my video on their show! This is amazing. Like I never thought it would get this big. And of course I'll be going."

To be honest, I really hope this is some weird social experiment, conducted by MIT researchers who are studying something about the lengths people will go to for Internet notoriety. Because if this is in fact real, and someone really did do this to get a lot of Facebook friends and Twitter followers -- which mean nothing in real life! -- it may be the end of civilization as we know it.

Um ... thoughts? (And, no, I will not include this video!)

 

Image via ecastro/Flickr

you tube, web, twitter

51 Comments

To add a comment, please log in with

Use Your CafeMom Profile

Join CafeMom or Log in to your CafeMom account. CafeMom members can keep track of their comments.

Join CafeMom or Log in to your CafeMom account. CafeMom members can keep track of their comments.

Comment As a Guest

Guest comments are moderated and will not appear immediately.

abbie... abbie.alder

Girl needs to have counseling and her parents need to start doing their damn job.

Mamab... MamabearC

That isincredibly disgusting.Even if it is a prank(and is catsup/ketchup) the whole premise is just...UGH.Words cannot describe how sick and wrong this whole thing is. Any form of degrading or disrespecting yourself to get fame is sad and pathetic.I will boycott any program/blogger/journalist/entertainer that interviews or promotes her in any way.The line has to be drawn somewhere.

Mamab... MamabearC

I agree with you also abbie.alder.

Anony... AnonyMOUSE715

Oh man I saw a meme of it on fb and looked up the video but have yet to actually watch it. It just occurred to me about the interviewing thing or even a bf looking for info on his girl. Yuck! There has been controversy about whether it was even really blood or not but if you feel the need to either eat a used tampon or make it seem like you ate a used tampon... thats low. yuck.

Anony... AnonyMOUSE715

Oh man I saw a meme of it on fb and looked up the video but have yet to actually watch it. It just occurred to me about the interviewing thing or even a bf looking for info on his girl. Yuck! There has been controversy about whether it was even really blood or not but if you feel the need to either eat a used tampon or make it seem like you ate a used tampon... thats low. yuck.

jalaz77 jalaz77

What a disgusting girl.

Eversnow Eversnow

I seen the video. I think it's just grape jelly and ketchup. But it is seriously the most disgusting thing ever.

Malika Bourne

thank you for NOT including the link. Becoming a star by being inappropriate need psych eval.

CPN322 CPN322


This might make me a huge dork, but I'm a grown woman and know full well who Ariana Grande is so I'm pretty sure teenagers do too. If not, they know who Cat from Victorious is. Even though I'm probably much older than their target audience, I find that show hilarious. 


"To be honest, I really hope this is some weird social experiment, conducted by MIT researchers who are studying something about the lengths people will go to for Internet notoriety. Because if this is in fact real, and someone really did do this to get a lot of Facebook friends and Twitter followers -- which mean nothing in real life! -- it may be the end of civilization as we know it."


Agreed. I literally started to gag when I realized what the video you are referring to is all about. I really don't know what to say about this except that is disgusting and why are people following her??


nonmember avatar melissa

The sad part is ... this girl doesn't realize in 10 years she may not want to be known as the tampon eating girl. Can you imagine if a possible employer looked your name up and saw this sh*t?

But she can't erase it. She will be forever known for eating that damn tampon. I think that's punishment enough. Im sure she will be the laughing stock of many.

1-10 of 51 comments 12345 Last