‘help kenya, not kanye’ campaign

24 February 2016
Remember when Kanye said he was in debt?
When he asked Mark Zuckerburg to invest $1 billion dollars in his ideas?
And remember when he said he’s not actually in debt but just needs help to realise his ideas to “help the world”?
A lot of people just laughed it off as another day with Kanye, but some fans weren’t having it – like Gabriel Ferrer. The copywriter, self-confessed Yeezy fan and brain behind brainofgabe.com created an entire anti-Kanye, pro-Kenya website called, helpkenyanotkanye.com encouraging fans to donate to Kenya Aid instead of funding Kanye.
“Kanye West is 53 million in debt and asking for help,” the website argues. “He’s gone as far as saying he deserves it more than children in Africa.”
“As a fan, that’s where I draw the line. If you really want a GOOD Friday, help Kenya not Kanye.”
Tackling everything from Kenya’s poverty, to its children in need of books, the HIV pandemic and feeding hungry school children, Ferrer blows Kanye’s petition into smoke. By his own comparisons, a pair of Yeezy Boosts cost over $200, equivalent to the amount of cash needed to donate books to educate children. For $13, you can either buy an album or donate a rapid HIV test kit. And if we’re going by Yeezy Season 2 prices, the $700 you pay for a sweater could feed entire school of 200 malnourished school kids.
And in case you needed any more convincing, Ferrer signs off with this. “If you’re a Yeezy fan, his latest antics have resulted in nothing but 808’s and Heartbreaks. Being a Kanye fan is really hard. But donating to Kenya is really easy. I hope in the future I won’t have to pick Good deeds over GOOD music, but until then we can help people that don’t have 21 Grammys. “I Miss The Old Kanye” – Kanye / A Fan.”
Do you think Zuckerburg will make a deposit of $1 billion to Kenya Aid instead of boosting Yeezy’s account?
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