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."
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.
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.