Virgil Abloh is being dragged from one end of Twitter to the other and it all has to do with his response to the George Floyd protestors.
We’re sure Virgil though he was doing a good deed — donating money to a protestors’ bail fund is absolutely one way to show support for those out on the street, fighting against police brutality and systematic racism. However, it was the amount he donate that had folks scratching their heads. Donation chains have been passed around on IG, encourage people to donate money to a cause and tag a number of their friends to challenge them to do the same. Abloh was tagged and accepted to challenge which required a $50 donation to help arrested protestors in Miami. However, the Off-White CEO and Louis Vuitton artistic director is worth millions, so $50 feels like the least he cold do … literally. And, of course, he got roasted for it.
I know Virgil Abloh is lying to me! Lmao. pic.twitter.com/H9JHTNF8MY
— “Aye aye aye” – Larry June (@yoyotrav) June 1, 2020
A Fucking Off-White BINDER CLIP Costs More Money Than What Virgil Donated LMFAO pic.twitter.com/GyaBTNkvGP
— Peter Xinping 只有前进！🌏🦍 (@PeterXinping) June 1, 2020
people should donate whatever they want, but man … virgil abloh really just donated 11% of one off-white belt pic.twitter.com/UCmHLxJh0A
— Derek Guy (@dieworkwear) June 1, 2020
You can buy an Off-White phone case for $49… when it’s half off, that is. pic.twitter.com/Nx6VrDVef5
— link in bio (@broazay) June 1, 2020
But, the critique of the fashion designer didn’t end there. He also caught heat with his response to the damage done to the sneaker store Round Two, owned by his friend Sean.
Meanwhile Sean had a whole different energy…
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We will always be here for our community. Our hearts go out to George Floyd and to the entire African American community which we love so greatly! We want to continue to be a solid rock in our city of Richmond. If there is anything we can do we are here for everyone. Please join us in donating funds to help including the Minnesota Freedom Fund. Together we can make a change!
Does this make you think differently of Virgil?