If you've ever been on social media, read the Internet, or had human friends, you probably already know about crowdfunding campaigns like the ones on GoFundMe or Kickstarter. More than likely, you’ve been sent a request or two to help fund worthy causes like paying vet bill of a sickly cat or covering the medical expenses of someone’s grandma. But not everyone in the crowdfunding universe has intentions that are quite so pure. In fact, we’ve gathered a collection of some of the worst GoFundMe campaigns of all time to prove just how weird and greedy society can be.
These are some of the worst crowdfunding campaigns the Internet has to offer, featuring everything from stupid GoFundMe campaigns like the one to find out the truth about #deflategate, to a Kickstarter fan project to break up Ciara and Russell Wilson. While some of these dumb things on GoFundMe might actually resonate with some people (like the one to help a lady buy a hedgehog), others are just plain wacky.At the very least, these crowdfunding attempts will help you feel better about your own life. Vote up the best of the worst dumb GoFundMe campaigns ever to hit the web!
The Fund To Prove The Earth Is Flat
Despite the overwhelming amount of scientific evidence to the contrary, rapper B.o.B. is convinced the Earth is flat. He's so certain, in fact, that he launched a GoFundMe campaign in September 2017. The goal? To raise $200,000 to send satellites into space to "find the curve" that, in his mind, is the only real proof that the world is spherical.
The Fund To Send A Woman Around The World For Spiritual Healing
Traveling the world sounds like an amazing opportunity. And the chance to travel the world on someone else's dime? Even better.
This woman - only identified as Rebecca G. - is asking people to help her pay for a $10,000 round-the-world trip so she can advance in her "spiritual journey." Sure. She promises that as she travels she will help others realize their own spiritual journey all while living out her dream. How she plans to help others is unclear. What we do know is that she plans to write a book about it. Yay?
The Hat Fund We Will Actually Contribute To
Okay, we admit it. This one's awesome.
A Fund to Erase This Bad Decision
Turns out getting a job was tough for this tattooed New Yorker. To help erase her (really, really, really) terrible decision and hopefully brighten up her job prospects, she started a GoFundMe campaign to get the 420 tattoo removed from her forehead. Aiming for $800, she raised more than $1,000 in just a few days.