Weak Semiprojectivity for Purely Infinite $C^*$-Algebras We prove that a separable, nuclear, purely infinite, simple $C^*$-algebra satisfying the universal coefficient theorem is weakly semiprojective if and only if its $K$-groups are direct sums of cyclic groups. Keywords:Kirchberg algebra, weak semiprojectivity, graph $C^*$-algebraCategories:46L05, 46L80, 22A22