GoFundMe page wants to ‘protect Betty White from 2016’
Like a swarm of bees called to “protect the queen,” when a hive is attacked, we must rally to protect our valuable pop culture icons.
After a year of heartbreaking celebrity deaths, Twitter has decided: 2016 must not take Betty White.
That’s where a new GoFundMe page comes in.
Created by Demetrios Hrysikos on Tuesday and called “Help protect Betty White from 2016,” the crowdfunding effort is a humorous response to social media users who are praying the rest of the year goes by without harm befalling the 94-year-old veteran actress and funny lady.
Don’t you touch her!
DON’T YOU EVER TOUCH HER!
DO NOT TOUCH BETTY WHITE!
#RadFinch21 (@RadFinch) December 27, 2016
“The idea came to me after news of Carrie Fisher’s passing, to try and put a smile back on some people’s faces and do some good!” Hrysikos said on the page.
Hi plan is thus. If Betty White’s okay with it, Hrysikos will fly to wherever she is and “keep her safe” till Jan 1.
Don’t touch Betty White, don’t look at Betty White, don’t even breathe on her wrong
M (@MuirbucksCoffee) December 27, 2016
If White finds that plan a bit on the creepy side, Hrysikos says he will just donate the proceeds to Spartanburg Little Theater, a youth theatre company in South Carolina.
At the time of publishing, the GoFundMe page was halfway to achieving its fundraising goal of $2,000.
“I’d like to think that Betty, Carrie, and Bowie would be happy with any proceeds going to that cause, which I assure you it WILL!” he wrote.
“We need new artists to carry the mantel of all the great ones we lost this year so keep sharing and donating to ensure a better 2017 for the arts.”
And if it makes the sharp-as-a-tack Betty White chuckle? Hey, that would be the greatest gift of all.
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