Fashion designer Virgil Abloh trolled online for $50 donation to Black Lives Matter fund

WION Web Team New Delhi Jun 02, 2020, 04.20 PM(IST)

File photo of designer Virgil Abloh. Photograph: (AFP) Photograph:( WION Web Team )

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Twitterati slammed the fashion designer for his donation amount. 

Popular fashion designer Virgil Abloh became the butt of jokes when the artistic director for Louis Vuitton menswear donated a meagre amount to the (F)EMPOWER Community Bond Fund amid the George Floyd protests and Black Lives Matter movement.

Twitterati slammed the fashion designer for his donation amount. 

He posted to his Instagram about his $50 donation to the organization.

One user wrote,“I can’t believe I donated more money than virgil abloh and I’m the one that’s unemployed.”

Another criticised by writing, “Virgil Abloh, well known black fashion designer, CEO & founder of off white a brand that has collaborated with big names such as Nike, Louis Vuitton, etc. Donated only $50 for charity. TO PUT THAT INTO PERSPECTIVE HIS FUCKING SOCKS ARE WORTH MORE THAN HIS DONATION!!,” with a link to socks that cost $60.

Virgil Abloh then posted a lengthy statement talking about the donation, police injustice and more. Read the full letter here:

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