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Man criticized by classmates for creating $750k GoFundMe to fund their high school reunion.

Man criticized by classmates for creating $750k GoFundMe to fund their high school reunion.

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The purpose of the GoFundMe website is to help crowdfund for charitable causes, like emergency medical bills, memorial costs or helping build a school for underprivileged kids. Yet, the resource has been increasingly misused by people with a very broad interpretation of what constitutes a "charitable cause."

A man is being justifiably criticized for exploiting GoFundMe by using the website to crowd-fun $750,000 to fund his high school reunion, including covering the "essential" costs of $200 hotel rooms, $100 bottles of wine and hiking boots (?!?!). To make things worse, he planned to keep %20 of the funds raised for himself.

The man received backlash from his classmates, who never approved this idea to begin with. And now he's apparently sending them private messages demanding they apologize to him. Someone shared a screenshot of one of the man's posts on Reddit, in which he's complaining about the pushback he's received for this utterly bonkers idea.

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In the post, he outlines the bizarre individual costs he believes should be covered by the GoFundMe, including $220 a night for the hotel, $80 buffet, $100 bottles of wine and over $100 for hiking boots, as well as transportation costs.

I'm currently receiving criticism for creating a $750,000 GoFundMe to make a high school reunion essentially free for our class. A room at [redacted] Resort Hotel is about $220 per night, the buffet is about $80 per person, a bottle of wine can be well over $100, a pair of good hiking boots can be well over $100. If you happened to move out of state or to a different country after we graduated, this GoFundMe can also pay for your roundtrip flight and rental car.

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