Considering the frequency of Taylor Swift s breakups and her switch to new relationships, a Chinese online marketplace has decided to make money out of her recent rumored relationship. According to reports, Chinese website Taobao.com is selling insurance for Taylor Swift s fans and followers in case she breaks up now with her rumored boyfriend Tom Hiddleston. Also Read - Internet down: Zomato, Paytm, Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon, Myntra, many other global services suffered massive outageAlso Read - Safer Internet Day 2021: Here's how you can ensure your online security
Despite the fact that neither Taylor Swift nor Tom Hiddleston have confirmed this relationship, retailers on this Chinese e-commerce giant have begun to offer insurance services in case of another heartbreak for the Tay-Tay fans. Also Read - Mobile internet services suspended on Delhi borders till February 2
Effectively, this whole thing is a gamble. If it isn t apparent enough already, here are the details. So under the insurance that these retailers are offering, if Swift breaks up with the alleged boyfriend this time, the insured will get double their ‘bet’. The amount of the insurance will be directly sent to the buyer s bank account.
Every bet costs about 1 Yuan, which is about Rs 10. Daily Mail quoted a seller saying that there have already been over 540 transactions, while another seller said that 400 Yuan is right now the highest amount someone has paid for this particular insurance.
Strange though it may seem, this isn’t the first time such an insurance has been sold on the e-marketplace. Some websites in China are also offering a bet on whether Katy Perry will win a Grammy in 2017, reports Sixth Tone. And sometimes, the bets are as frivolous as whether Professor Charles Xavier will be bald in the next X-Men movie as well, or whether the Sherlock TV series will air next as promised. These websites also allow individuals to insure their own love lives, according to which, if they start dating within a month of buying insurance, they would receive 13.14 Yuan.
But then again, as inane as this entire betting/insurance/gamble sounds, people in China are actually investing money to buy these insurance and retailer are coming up with new kinds of bets for them every day.