Someone Set Up A GoFundMe To ‘Help Protect Betty White From 2016’
It’s hardly a secret that we lost so many beloved entertainers and celebrities this year, and as 2016 draws to a close it seems to be upping the carnage factor by taking away first George Michael on Christmas day and then Carrie Fisher two days later, at just 53 and 60 years old, respectively. When will all this end? Well, 2017, ostensibly, unless time really is just a arbitrary, man made concept that the grim reaper has zero respect for.
With news of the passing of Fisher yesterday, Betty White ludicrously began trending on Twitter, as many speculated at 94-years-old the last of the remaining Golden Girls — already the subject of frequent death hoaxes — would naturally be 2016’s next casualty.
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If 2016 takes Betty White. You guys know what we have to do, right?!? pic.twitter.com/KN3kTRlUn8
— youtube/Alonzo (@alonzolerone) December 27, 2016
David Bowie, Natalie Cole, Prince, Leonard Cohen, George Michael and Now Carrie Fisher. Can Betty White just move into a hospital to be safe
— Zendaya's ShoesRule (@myfeetonfleek) December 28, 2016
honestly tho have we checked on Betty White, Maggie Smith, Elton John, or John Waters recently?
— Will Shepherd (@shep689) December 28, 2016
Don't you touch her!
DON'T YOU EVER TOUCH HER!
DO NOT TOUCH BETTY WHITE!
— #RadFinch21🎂 (@RadFinch) December 27, 2016
When you hear that Carrie Fisher died and then you also see Betty White trending pic.twitter.com/MZshIs5F7N
— Rachel Ellis (@_rachel_ellis) December 27, 2016
2016 TOOK EVERYBODY. WE GOT TO PROTECT TINA TURNER, MORGAN FREEMAN, BETTY WHITE, CICELY TYSON, AND JAMES EARL JONES AT ALL COSTS.
— Ashley Banks (@123itsmeMary) December 27, 2016
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The rumors grew so out of control, that a South Carolina man named Demetrios Hrysikos even went so far to set up a GoFundMe to “help protect Betty White from 2016.” Now, now. Hear the man out before you start judging him.
Help 2016 catch these hands if it goes anywhere near Betty White! If she’s okay with it I will fly to where ever Betty White is and keep her safe till Jan 1 , 2017. Now, assuming she doesn’t want a strange Greek standing [guard] outside her door all monies will be donated to the Spartanburg little theater to help craft new stars of stage and screen to carry mantle of the legends that have left is this year.
So basically, the fundraiser is to benefit Hrysikos’ local theater, and he tacked White’s name on it to help it go viral. A little crass, maybe, but I guess we can excuse that since it’s for a good cause. And his ploy is working, too! In just 16 hours, at the time of this writing, Hrysikos has met $1,809 of his $2,000 goal. Seriously though, Betty White isn’t going anywhere in the next four days, right?