Lewis Hamilton's 'Butt Printed' Plastic Chair Just Got Sold In Malaysia For RM2,888
It's not often we get to see an internationally known celebrity on the streets of Kuala Lumpur.
And it may be even more rare to own something that once belonged to a famous person.
Earlier this week, seven-time Formula One (F1) world champion Lewis Hamilton was spotted around Kuala Lumpur with teammate George Russell filming something for Petronas.
In between shots, he was seen sitting on a plastic stool, which was captured by a member of the public and has gone viral online.
Now, that plastic stool itself has gone viral too and was sold on Shopee for a whopping RM2,888!
The item was listed as "Kerusi Bekas Tempat Duduk Pelumba Dunia F1 Lewis Hamilton (Rare Item)" and priced at RM2888.88
The "rare item" was listed by a Preferred Shopee seller, Lima Bintang Auto Parts. Based on their profile, the seller has a rating of 4.9 stars and has been on the platform for three years.
The plastic stool was also guaranteed "authentic", which is a badge that allows buyers to get a refund if the product is proven to be otherwise.
In the product description, the seller had listed it as "very rare and limited" and that there is "only one available in Malaysia".
After Hamilton sat on it, the seller claims the stool was wrapped immediately to "retain the freshness" of the racer's "butt prints".
The price was also negotiable, with the seller inviting buyers to direct message them if they wish to discuss further.
The item was soon listed as sold out, though it's not known who could have bought the legendary stool
It turns out that Hamilton is visiting Malaysia to shoot a new ad for Petronas and to attend a programme under the national oil company
Petronas wrote in a Facebook post that Hamilton and Russel were in town for the Petronas Welcome Home Programme and will be departing soon.
It has been two years since Hamilton's last visit and he showed his teammate around for the first time.
According to the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team's Facebook, the pair were also visited by 30 teachers under the national oil company's corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme "before rounding up the afternoon by filming some special content".
Meanwhile, Malaysians have turned the photo of Hamilton sitting on the plastic stool into hilarious memes:
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