The term ‘sick ladies’ is trending in China, meaning women, often influencers, who pretend to be sick to sell products. One of these women featured in a negative article has come out to say she was really sick and does not sell products. Photo: Zhang Jijing The term ‘sick ladies’ is trending in China, meaning women, often influencers, who pretend to be sick to sell products. One of these women featured in a negative article has come out to say she was really sick and does not sell products. Photo: Zhang Jijing
The term ‘sick ladies’ is trending in China, meaning women, often influencers, who pretend to be sick to sell products. One of these women featured in a negative article has come out to say she was really sick and does not sell products. Photo: Zhang Jijing

Chinese women hit back after being labelled ‘sick lady’ influencers who use illness to sell products in media reports

  • Chinese media has been targeting what it calls ‘sick ladies’: women who use illness to attract attention then sell products to their followers
  • Four women pictured in a recent article have said the report was wrong and that they were genuinely ill

Topic |   China society
The term ‘sick ladies’ is trending in China, meaning women, often influencers, who pretend to be sick to sell products. One of these women featured in a negative article has come out to say she was really sick and does not sell products. Photo: Zhang Jijing The term ‘sick ladies’ is trending in China, meaning women, often influencers, who pretend to be sick to sell products. One of these women featured in a negative article has come out to say she was really sick and does not sell products. Photo: Zhang Jijing
The term ‘sick ladies’ is trending in China, meaning women, often influencers, who pretend to be sick to sell products. One of these women featured in a negative article has come out to say she was really sick and does not sell products. Photo: Zhang Jijing
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