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As part of a segment on how seedy the debt buying industry is, John Oliver set up a debt buying company for about $50 online.  He used the new company, called C.A.R.P., to buy $15 million of medical debt for the price of about $60,000.

Forgiving this debt is the largest one-time giveaway on television. Even outranking Oprah. 


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kanye west gofundme The 'Get Kanye out of Debt' GoFundMe Has Inspired Some of the Best Comments of All Time!
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Rumor has it that Kanye West is $53 million in debt. Although he could probably ask Kim to make another phone app and bail him out, a fan has stepped up to plead his case. The creator of this GoFundMe campaign, Jeremy Piatt, asks everyone to give what they can to help this artist keep creating:

We must open our hearts and wallets for Kanye today. Sure he is personally rich and  can buy furs and houses for his family, but without our help, the true genius of Kanye West can't be realized. 

As Kanye West has told us time and time again he is the "greatest living artist and greatest artist of all time". Great artists need to be supported financially to achieve their full potential. 


A lot of people have felt compelled to comment, most of them without donating. 

Some of the comments are pretty spot on:

This might, literally, be the dumbest thing I've ever seen. Congratulations. You're what's wrong with the world.

via Andrew 'Stripes' Winter

Some are just painful:

I would rather pepper spray my own dickhole than give him a penny.

via Christopher Byron Sparr

But perhaps one of the best things to come out of this campaign is this lovely extended metaphor:

Kanye is like a stinky turd that just wont flush no matter how many times you crank that flusher. hes like that log that just sits across the whole in the bottom and wont go down with the water but you dont want to touch it so you just keep flushing. it smells so bad that everyone else in the house can smell it and you start to panic because its a holiday and the whole family is over so you try to find a plunger but there is none in that bathroom. Kanyes stink is so bad its going to give you post traumatic stress and require years of therapy because it just wont go away and its stench brings tears to your eyes and makes it difficult to breathe. Kenye is the turd that you cant escape. sorry Kanye im not giving you my money so that you can continue to ruin everyones family holidays. i hope someday you finally get flushed.

via CJ Gravy

Kanye may not get out of debt but the world is certainly richer because of this attempt to help him. 

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But instead of collecting it, they'll abolish it in random act of kindness. The Jubilee begins on November 15 with "The People's Bailout," a variety show and telethon in New York City, but you can make donations over at RollingJubilee.org. All proceeds will go towards buying and abolishing people's debt.

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