Need Proof the World is Doomed? Kanye’s GoFundMe Page Has Raised $1K

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Ladies and gentleman, I’ve just become a little more worried about the future of our world.

Not only did Kanye West, the self-proclaimed “greatest artist of all time,” recently use social media to beg for money to pay off his $53 million debt a Minnesotan named Jeremy Piatt has created a GoFundMe page to support his quest.

Though I’m guessing Piatt did so as a brilliant publicity stunt to promote his web design company (yeah, I’ll throw him a link for creativity), what’s more disturbing is the fact people are actually donating.

The campaign has raised more than $1,000 from 160+ donors in one day.

What?! Are you kidding me? Yeezus Christ…

Would You Donate to Kanye?

We’ve seen some pretty ridiculous crowdfunding campaigns before, but this one takes the cake.

If you want to back an actual worthwhile cause, here’s how to donate without spending an extra cent and support charity in non-monetary ways.

Whatever you do — please, for the love of T-Swift, don’t donate to Kanye.

But do go and read the comments, because they’re pure gold.

Your Turn: What do you think of Kanye?

Susan Shain, senior writer for The Penny Hoarder, is always seeking adventure on a budget. Visit her blog at, or say hi on Twitter @susan_shain.