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Pharrell Williams Is Tone Deaf

Jeff Katz
March 30, 2020 - 1:52 pm

Singer Pharrell Williams was blasted on social media for telling his fans to donate to hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic.

Williams implored his followers on Twitter, "Hospitals are running low on masks, gowns, and other critical items. We need to replenish their supplies. Take action, make a donation, and ask others to join the fight. We’re in this together. Let’s protect the responders on the frontlines."

It didn't take long for users to call out Williams - who is worth an estimated $150 million - for his hypocrisy asking people to donate amid rising unemployment.

One user commented, "Imagine asking the people who most likely are being laid off right now, to donate while you could just get your fellow celebs to raise money."

Another, noting the singer putting his $17 million Beverly Hills mansion up for sale, remarked, "You literally live in a community college spending Kelis Milkshake royalty checks on Uber eats and you’re asking US TO DONATE!?!?"