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Comedian Moshe Kasher Is Using GoFundMe for the Right Reason--To Get You to Pay His Rent

By Courtney Enlow | Celebrity | May 13, 2015 |






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Sometimes Kickstarters and GoFundMe-type campaigns are wonderful things designed to create something important or help people truly in need. And sometimes assholes use them to get paid for being homophobic or get people to pay for shit they just don’t feel like paying for themselves. Comedian Moshe Kasher has something to say to people like that, and it is “I AM WITH YOU.”

Kasher has started a GoFundMe campaign to get you to pay his June rent. Because he doesn’t want to.

About a year ago, I moved into a larger house and my rent went up by a factor of nearly double. At the time I felt that that would be ok, as my income had gone up enough to be able to afford my rent. I was right. My income has only increased since then and each month I am easily able to make my rent payment.

HOWEVER, I do not want to pay . It seems frivolous for me to spend my own money again and again, each month, essentially shoveling money into an incinerator for “shelter” when I can turn to the kindness and support of my friends, family and most especially, my FANS, to help me pay my rent.

This is why I am turning to all of you. I am asking, humbly, my heart in my hands, for you to contribute whatever you can to my June rent payment. Anything you can give would be so hugely appreciated. I keep wanting to use the phrase, “I need your help” but it’s important to me to be honest. I don’t need your help at all; I simply want your money to be spent in place of my own.

The cherry on the delightful sundae of GoFundMe abuse? Kasher won’t even be home in June. He’ll be shooting.

While I sleep in another, paid for in full by production, luxury apartment with a 360-degree view of stucco rooftops as the opulent dome of St. Peter’s Basilica essentially mocks me on the purple-orange horizon? No thank you. It’s too much- just too much. I finally had to reach out and ask your support.

There are so many important causes we should devote our time and money to. So. Many. Children in need. Victims of struggle trying to get by. Successful comedians who just don’t want to pay their rent. These people need us. Be a decent human already, gawd.

This is the moment where one human being can help another. This is your chance to use your money as a means of spiritual currency, the energy of that offering will, no doubt, be re-paid to you in kind. I’m of course speaking metaphorically as I have no plans or desire to pay you back.

Please. Please. Help a financially successful young man avoid the needless loss of literally his own money.

And isn’t that what life is all about? Sadly, the commenters don’t see it that way (or that IT IS A GODDAMN JOKE and probably going to charity so calm down, damn).

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And one guy is mad because Jews.

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It’s so sad when we can’t just support a good cause given the chance.


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