Kanye West has finally paid the price for his anti-Semitic comments by being removed from the Forbes billionaires list; however, his devoted fans insist they can reinstate him.
According to multiple reports, his supporters launched a GoFundMe page titled “Make Kanye West a Billionaire Again” to get him back on the list. Several other pages with the same goal have since appeared.
This comes after Adidas and other brands, such as Balenciaga and GAP, dropped the rapper.
According to reports, West’s net worth dropped to $400 million after Adidas severed ties with him.
Unsurprisingly, people were dissatisfied with the rapper’s GoFundMe pages, noting that there are better causes to donate to than helping out a former billionaire.
Wrote a Twitter user:
“We will be donating for those who really in needs, definitely not him.”
Another pointed out:
“Just because he’s not a billionaire that doesn’t mean he has $0 he still definitely got 750+ mil, [sic].”
“OMG please stop raising money for Kanye West, he doesn’t give a damn about you, you’re giving him your money that you worked hard for. Couldn’t believe it when I saw that people are starting GoFundMe accounts to get him back his billions of dollars that he lost, [sic].”
Others chose to create their GoFundMe pages, but with a twist. The West detractors also decided to launch their pages in the hopes of becoming billionaires.
Several pages were titled “Make me a billionaire instead of Kanye West,” “Help me pay for college not Kanye a billionaire,” or “Help a family struggling, not billionaire Kanye.”
Although, it may provide some solace to West’s detractors to know that his GoFundMe pages did not perform well.
None of the pages raised $25, according to reports. Furthermore, GoFundMe removed these pages.
According to Page Six, several sources have stated that West may face a financial crisis due to his offensive comments in the coming months.
Aside from his dire financial situation, MRC canceled a documentary about the rapper.
Several industry figures, including Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel, also chastised him.
Emanuel wrote in a statement:
“Those who continue to do business with West are giving his misguided hate an audience. There should be no tolerance anywhere for West’s anti-Semitism.”
Jeremy Zimmer, CEO of UTA, wrote:
“Throughout history some have used their public platform to spew the plague out loud and spread the contagion to dangerous effect. Kanye is the latest to do so, and we’re seeing how his words embolden others to amplify their vile beliefs.”