A married couple in charge of Instagram account “Another Beautiful Day” are receiving serious backlash from heaps of followers. The slams came after the the insta-blogging couple created a GoFundMe for people to help pay for their upcoming holiday to Africa.
The couple’s vacay would be a cycling trip from Germany to Africa. And they’re requesting about $16,000 AUD to do so. The expenses they’re hoping followers to cover include “bike and gear, food and accommodation (when needed), internet and SIM cards in every country to keep you up to date, insurance, emergencies,” according to their GoFundMe account.
Catalin Onc and Elena Engelhardt are the husband-and-wife behind the page. They currently live in Germany, however they’ve been globetrotting for blogging purposes for quite some time.
Yet, the couple recently admitted they’ve been paying for their Instagram lifestyle all on the expense of Catalin’s mother. They shared she’s been working two jobs to support their lifestyle. And seriously, how fucked is that? I mean, the couple has nearly half a million followers on Instagram, and can do nothing to support themselves. Not to mention, they’re both grown-ass adults. If anything, at this point they should be paying for his mum’s holiday.
Last week they posted they’re taking a break from social media. And with the time away from the web, he claims, “I am going on a walk. I will walk as long as I possibly can. No sleep, No social media, No distractions. Just me and my brain out there.” WTF.
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LOOK WITHIN And with this post, I will step away from social media for a little while. I mentioned that I’ll be doing the hardest thing I’ve ever done mentally and physically, soon. Here it is. I am going on a walk. I will walk as long as I possibly can. No sleep, No social media, No distractions. Just me and my brain out there. This first came to my mind in the Himalayan mountains, where I got to experience what my mind, body and soul are capable of. Now I’m going to take it even further. I am ready to face whatever is buried deep inside me. those doing the 30 day challenge, carry on. Remember why you started and keep moving forward. Much love to you all. Time to do some soul work.
“not to be dramatic, but i think the money needs to go to people who really NEEDS IT. i mean u a grown ass man dude,” according to the top comment. And that commentary seems to be the general consensus from followers.
The social media hiatus lasted 6 days. Just yesterday, Catalin posted a video of himself on Instagram writing “Sometimes it’s better to say nothing” on a piece of paper and holding it up to the camera.
It’s pretty inconceivable anyone would be making a GoFundMe to go to Africa given the serious crisis in Sudan. The couple claims they’re aiming to “make a difference,” but have no evidence to actually back that up. So, if you’re looking to make an actual contribution, this obvi isn’t a cause worth donating to.
Yet, somehow, some people have actually been donating. Since 8 June, they’ve raised $1,074 AUD. While it’s not even half of what the couple is asking for (and they hope to leave in July), it’s still upsetting people are donating at all.
However, from reading through the comments most people are aggressively not into this. Heaps of comments have been flooding their page with followers telling this insta couple they need to get an actual job.
Image Source: Tandem to Africa GoFundME