Sydney Bang Gang DJ and fashion mogul Dan Single has pulled the plug on a GoFundMe campaign to cover his medical bills for falling three storeys off a balcony in Paris last month following a fierce social media backlash.
The founder of high-end denim label Ksubi — better known as ‘Dangerous Dan’ on the Sydney club circuit — reportedly “[shattered] every bone from the bottom of his spine to his heels” during the accident, but now, it seems, his pride might be bruised as well.
His crowdfunding campaign, which solicited a humble $250K from the general public to “help fund the hospital bill, rehab bill, early flights home, being unable to make bread and work over the next months and all the incedentals [sic] the family is covering at the moment”, was met with widespread chagrin from many dubious punters, who for some reason took the high-roller and his model wife Bambi Northwood-Blyth’s multiple social media posts flaunting their lavish lifestyle and travel exploits as evidence that they could probably afford to pay their own medical bills.
In fact, a whole bunch of peeps ended up donating $5 dollarydoos to the cause just so they could share vent their pissed-offedness:
(Images Via Pedestrian TV)
While another donor posted: “Who the hell do you think you are? You’re asking for a quarter of a million dollars when it was your fault that you jumped off that balcony! I’m here to tell you that you are a disgusting human being and you should be punished for setting this page up” (via News Corp).
And it seems the message has gotten through, because the Go Fund Me page has now been wiped from existence (just $249.5K shy of its crowdfunding target, no less):
His wife Bambi’s Instagram account has gone MIA too.
Opportunistic cash-grab or not, it’s still a miracle that Single survived this gnarly accident and we wish him all the best for speedy recovery. Even if it means he has to hock a Rolex to pay for it.
In happier news, you can catch the rest of the Bang Gang live at Ministry Of Sound’s Reunion club tour this May.