On any given day, you can find dozens of ‘joke’ GoFundMe pages ranging from actual jokes to someone trying to make it look like a joke because they’re too embarrassed to ask for money. Among these, the ever-so-popular million dollar request.
“I am a college student going to school for Marketing and I am trying to raise $1,000,000 just to see if I can do it. It’s that simple. I want to see if I can make $1,000,000 on the internet just to see if it’s possible,” Ian Bernard writes. Not surprisingly, he’s raised a whopping zero dollars thus far. Guess someone might need a new major!
Or how about this one?
We have no idea what exactly this is for, as Mark-André couldn’t be arsed to input any type of explanation at all. Not a word. Just, you know, send money. Maybe Mark-André will trade you this baby for a million dollars, who knows.
Here’s another enterprising youngster who ‘literally’ just wants to see how stupid people are if this will work:
Never mind that GoFundMe doesn’t allow donations smaller than $5.
This begs the question: are these people just taking the piss, mocking the very ridiculousness at the heart of GoFundMe grifting? Or do they actually believe millions of people will pour forth from the darkest corners of the internet and happily part with their hard-earned cash just because?
Regardless of their intentions, it needs to stop. You’re not cute, you’re not clever, and you’re not the first person to come up with the idea. Knock it off.
While we’re at it, just because that potato salad guy raised over $55k on Kickstarter with his ridiculous idea doesn’t mean that you can do the same for absolutely no reason. You wanna be the next potato salad guy? Get your ass in the kitchen and make something worth giving money to. Like, say, Popeyes chicken for the community. Now that’s a fundraiser we can get behind.