Thereâ€™s nothing wrong with giving to those in need, especially on Christmas.
But thereâ€™s something very, very wrong with this gesture by rapper Blueface:
Rapper, Blueface traveled to Skid Row in Downtown, Los Angeles today to give back to those in need during this holiday season. pic.twitter.com/9L37n9aZdM
â€” JaValle ? (@JaValle) December 23, 2019
What the hell?
Iâ€™ve been homeless before.
This is BEYOND disrespectful.
There was ZERO good intent here. #blueface treat those people like they were animals, when he couldâ€™ve donated to the 3 shelters that are within 3 blocks of that location, helped more people, and let them keep their dignity
â€” Sean Cory Cooper ? ? (@SeanCoryCooper) December 24, 2019
Thatâ€™s not giving to those in need thatâ€™s humiliating those in need
â€” Zuki (@soukiel2) December 23, 2019
something's wrong with you if you think "making it rain" on the less fortunate is cool.
â€” Adam (@BTSBEINGBTSYT) December 24, 2019
That had nothing to do with helping people at their lowest and everything to do with being egoistic and gaudy. If he truly cared he wouldn't have vulnerable people appear even more destitute.
It's a trash, pretentious and highly uncomfortable.
â€” hazel_i (@Hazel_i) December 24, 2019
You can give homeless people money while letting them keep whatever dignity they have left. Dude turned their desperation into a spectacle so that he could get footage to make himself look good. I don't think he cared about helping anyone beyond himselfâ€¦https://t.co/o5yj2PpXMa
â€” Tuxedo Mask (@TheLoveBel0w) December 24, 2019
#Blueface could've easily donated that to the shelters or HANDED them the money. Instead he thoughtlessly threw it up in the air as a complete spectacle and risked inciting violence among the homeless. This is extremely disrespectful and dehumanizing.
â€” Captain Hat (@CaptHat211) December 24, 2019
Thereâ€™s a lot of desperate ppl on skid row all this did was make a spectacle of their desperation and possibly incite violence and fights over cash. Why do this when you can do something more effective?
â€” Chaos Agent Of Color (@daniecal) December 24, 2019
Utterly dehumanizing. This isnâ€™t the Middle Ages. You donâ€™t need to act like royalty and you donâ€™t need to treat homeless people like plebs. https://t.co/DeZJwjEZqb
â€” Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) December 24, 2019
I think there are better ways to help than making them run around scrounge for bills. Itâ€™s degrading. Good grief. https://t.co/cXlJPt8ruL
â€” Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) December 24, 2019
This is revolting.
â€” #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) December 24, 2019
Disgusting. This isn't doing "good."
â€” Patricia (@PattyPaugh) December 24, 2019
This is cruelty. https://t.co/8BhwD1UGoY
â€” Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) December 24, 2019
Pure and simple. Shame on him.