Israel Folau’s Petition Got Chucked From GoFundMe, And Some Ppl Are Seriously Triggered

Will he start a GoFundMe to sue GoFundMe?

After a week of crowdsourcing funds for his legal fight against Rugby Australia and general shit-stirring, Israel Folau’s controversial GoFundMe page just got the boot. And it was sent straight between the posts for a goal.

GoFundMe released a statement on Monday saying that after a “routine period of evaluation, we have concluded that this campaign violates our terms of service.”

“As a company, we are absolutely committed to the fight for equality for LGBTIQ+ people and fostering an environment of inclusivity. While we welcome GoFundMes engaging in diverse civil debate, we do not tolerate the promotion of discrimination or exclusion,” GoFundMe Australia regional manager Nicola Britton said.

Before being shut down this morning, the self-proclaimed “legal action fund” had received over $760,000 in donations from more than 9800 Australians, toward its $3 million goal. The money was to be used in Folau’s legal challenge against Rugby Australia for sacking him after a series of homophobic social media posts – a.k.a. to help him in the “fight of [his] life”.

GoFundMe’s statement emphasised their commitment to the fight for equality and “fostering an environment of inclusivity,” which, very clearly Folau’s petition was in breach of.

After getting their hands on footage of Folau making a sermon during his lcal church service, in which he denigrated LGBTIQ youth and the government’s enabling of what “the devil is trying to instil” in children social media was ready to lay some big tackles.

When the GoFundMe was first uploaded, there was a serious scrum led by and the general Internet to take it down. And now, with the page pulled from the field, Folau’s opposition (like, 90% of the Internet) has scored a try, kicked the conversion, and they’re looking like they might actually win this thing.

The Internet says “yass queen!” well, the majority of them.

A lot of people are bracing themselves for his crowdsourcing effort for legal action against GoFundMe.

How else could he possibly get the money? Oh yeah…

The satire almost writes itself.

Dramatic irony or the Lord’s work?

But some are on Folau’s side…

Like One Nation Senator Mark Latham saying there’s “divisive identity politics on public agenda”

Some on his side didn’t seem to understand that he actually breached contract (twice), and that this is just policy, pal.

Because frankly.

Can we look to the bigger issues, please?

Like the fact the page was allowed to exist in the first place? Or that people actually have to use GoFundMe to pay for medical treatments. That’s pretty cooked if you ask me.


I wonder too…

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