Earlier this year, Dan Single, founder of Ksubi label, fell 35 metres from his hotel room in Paris, shattering every bone from his feet to his pelvic.
He then set up a GoFundMe page called 'Shit Got Real', urging people to donate to help him pay his hospital bills and other on going costs, hoping to raise $250,000 in total.
On the page Dan wrote:
‘YES! Everything you have heard is true. I fell 3 floors (35metres) out of my hotel room in Paris, did a somersault and landed on my feet which saved my spine and my brain (a miracle says the doctor, 1 in 100 million chance)
‘I did however shatter every bone from my feet to my hips and pelvis. I have been in a coma for two weeks, had 8 operations and am covered in pins and bolts in my bones.
‘I cannot use my legs for another month or two so will be in a rehab centre in Paris recovering.’
‘It all sounds awful but the guy writing this mail has been given a second lease at life and is SO grateful, inspired and excited to be back soon.
'I am also lucky to have my family here by side, wife, mother, brother and at least a visitor a day.
‘Help fund the hospital bill, rehab bill, early flights home, being unable to make bread and work over the next months and all the incidentals the family is covering at the moment.'
People, it seems, don’t think the millionaire fashion designer and his supermodel wife are in a position to ask for $250K from regular people, particularly after flaunting their lavish lifestyle on social media.
Some people even went so far as to donate $5 to leave a public comment ridiculing Single.
The page has since been removed.
This article first appeared on New Idea.