Giovanna Plowman may have wanted to put a halt to a video she uploaded of herself eating what appears to be a used tampon, but the Buffalo, New York teenager couldn't stop the internet.
The teenager uploaded a graphic video onto her now deleted Facebook page of what appeared to be her sucking on the used tampon. Now known on the internet as "Tampon Girl," Giovanna Plowman has been accused by Twitter followers of creating the shock video as a way to get her 15 minutes of fame.
The video made by Giovanna Plowman quickly made its way around the web, The Huffington Post noted. But even as everyone agrees on the disgusting nature of Tampon Girl's video, there is argument over whether it's real or not. The site Know Your Meme points out that commenters seem to disagree whether it's actually a bloody tampon she's using or just something dipped in tomato sauce or another red liquid.
Some think that Giovanna Plowman's video is actually an attempt to get on the Tosh.0 show, the International Digital Times pointed out. A post on Facebook supposedly made by Plowman seemed to point to that. She posted,"OMG! I just found I'm going to be on Tosh.0!!! One of Daniel Tosh's agents got a hold of me and said they would love to have me and my video on their show! This is amazing. I never though it would get this big, and of course I'll be going."
But it's not guaranteed that the post actually came from Giovanna Plowman. In the wake of her "Tampon Girl" video, many Twitter accounts claiming to be Plowman popped up, including one (@ItsGiovannaP) that already has more than 94,000 followers.
If Giovanna Plowman was aiming for an artistic expression rather than just shocks and a few thousand new Twitter followers, she would not be the first. British rocker Pete Doherty once had an art exhibit in which he doodled and painted with his own blood, while American filmmaker John Waters has made many a shocking movie including one in which a man eats dog feces.
Here is the link to the "Tampon Girl" video made by Giovanna Plowman. Be warned, even if it is fake, it is still jarring: Live Leak Video