It seemed harmless. Pharrell Williams, like a slew of others, encouraged his fans to donate to Frontline Responders and help hospitals get the equipment and supplies they need.
Hospitals are running low on masks, gowns, and other critical items. We need to replenish their supplies.
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) March 24, 2020
However, his fans read the call to action as an insensitive, tone deaf demand and ish hit the fan.
Imagine asking the people who most likely are being laid off right now, to donate, while you could just get your fellow celebs to raise money…🥴 pic.twitter.com/TOSkDcSgXe
— 🧘🏽♀️Elaine (@Laineyyy16) March 24, 2020
Read the room my guy. Read the room.
— Jahmil (@Jaeandthecity) March 24, 2020
Aren’t you worth like 150 million or something
— positiviᵗᵉᵃ (@TeaSpillYT) March 24, 2020
I— I know you’re not asking me for my $2 when your net worth is literally $150 million. You can make a bigger difference by donating just the money you stole from Kelis. Foh pic.twitter.com/2cc9SpGoy5
— student loan forgiveness stan account. (@drpuella) March 25, 2020
You don’t have 10 mil you can spare and write off on your taxes? pic.twitter.com/2fl5Fa2zFq
— Harriet Tubman has left the chat (@Steph_I_Will) March 25, 2020
we’re being laid off & can’t pay our bills but thanks for asking.
— 🏊🏽♀️ (@domi_renee) March 24, 2020
You literally live in a community college spending Kelis Milkshake royalty checks on Uber eats and you’re asking US TO DONATE !?!? pic.twitter.com/RrriCfDTLL
— zac (@lesolnoir) March 24, 2020
In his defense, he probably already donated a hefty sum. We hope…