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AIBU to judge?

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Blizzardagain Sat 17-Mar-18 19:18:07

So, a woman on Instagram who has a lifestyle/home themed page with a following of over 30,000 is in an unfortunate position in that her dog has fallen ill and is really quite poorly. After numerous updates going out she has now set up a just giving page due to the fact her dogs medical expenses have gone over what the insurance covers them for (5k) Aibu to be a little bit hmm considering their feed is overflowing with pictures of their nice new cars, large detached new build and talk of paradise islands for their holidays? I know these things can hit when we least expect it but most vets offer payments plans, there are other options.

Personally I don't think I could do what they have, I feel it's quite cheeky actually but if people want to donate then it's up to them I guess. Thoughts?

Snowyhere2018 Sat 17-Mar-18 19:22:01

I agree with you but I suppose its down to the individual whether they contribute. I wouldn't though.

Nixpix1 Sat 17-Mar-18 19:23:29

A lot of these Instagrammers who show off their amazing life style have got most of their amazing life purchases on credit and are paying it off monthly. She probably could afford to put the bill on a monthly plan but seems easier to get others to pay it off. Personally I wouldn't ever donate to any so called Instagrammer who can afford their luxury lifestyle but not put up their pets bill.

Maliboobo Sat 17-Mar-18 19:24:52

I've also seen this and think it's a bit off tbh. She has a lifestyle most can only dream of.

I also don't like how anyone who calls her out is being labelled a troll confused

NewYearNewMe18 Sat 17-Mar-18 19:28:16

This is quite old news isn't it ? I seem to remember reading it some months back, it was in the MSM.

Maliboobo Sat 17-Mar-18 19:30:58

No this happened yesterday @newyear.

TathitiPete Sat 17-Mar-18 19:31:18

Nah, doesn't bother me. She's entitied to ask. People can decide for themselves if they wish to donate or not. The only problem I would have with it is if someone was being dishonest about what they were crowd funding for. Like if they were soliciting donations for medical bills but actually using the money for a holiday or a car or anything other than what they specified.

Alabama3 Sat 17-Mar-18 19:36:02

www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jan/26/saatchi-chairman-and-his-wife-defend-crowdfunding-for-instagram-star-dog

is it this one?

Alabama3 Sat 17-Mar-18 19:36:47

Richard Huntington lives with his wife, Annabel Bird, in a house worth more than £1m, and is thought to earn a six-figure salary, but the couple started acrowdfunding pageasking for £7,500 for the four-year-old dog after it was diagnosed with elbow dysplasia, torn cruciate ligaments and arthritis.

Blizzardagain Sat 17-Mar-18 19:37:42

I'm not oblivious to the fact a lot of people appear to have a flashy lifestyle when in fact a lot of it is on credit. They admit their Porsche is on finance and pointed this out to someone who said she could sell her car and labelled them a troll.

Agreed maliboo, when you share that kind of lifestyle with the world, one that most people aspire to have, it's going to rub people up the wrong way when you start appealing for donations...

Blizzardagain Sat 17-Mar-18 19:38:43

No Alabama, this user posted yesterday asking for donations

Maliboobo Sat 17-Mar-18 19:40:49

Not that one @alabama.

Exactly @blizzard they can ask but when you're literally plastering photos of your house and videos of your brand new Porsche online and then begging for 2k people are going to judge.

Looks like they've nearly got the money now through donations. I think it's another example of how blinkered the instagram bubble is.

Alabama3 Sat 17-Mar-18 19:45:39

I don't use Instagram so no idea how it works

however, you're definitely right to be hmm

BitchQueen90 Sat 17-Mar-18 19:51:04

I would definitely judge this. The people who donate are fools as well.

isitfridayyet1 Sat 17-Mar-18 19:54:51

You're definitely not being unreasonable. The sheer audacity of it! surely with all their wealth they could borrow the money and pay it back, but no let's get other people to pay for it! There's so many less privileged people who could do with that type of help, they must have zero dignity!

Blizzardagain Sat 17-Mar-18 20:20:34

I'm more baffled at how they refer to anyone pointing out that they could come up with the funds themselves a troll. Do they not appreciate the position they're in and that obviously the appeal will raise eyebrows?? 🤷🏻‍♀️

TheFairyCaravan Sat 17-Mar-18 20:24:06

I agree with you. Maybe instead of spending all that money on their luxuries they should have bought some pet insurance.

greendale17 Sat 17-Mar-18 20:26:08

This woman has no shame or class. What a loser

Blizzardagain Sat 17-Mar-18 20:43:03

They even tag their posts with 'ourluxaryhome' confused

CarefullyAirbrushedPotato Sat 17-Mar-18 20:47:12

I'm more worried about that awful hint on Instagram forcing a vegan diet on a fennec fox
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/blogger-pet-fox-vegan-diet-instagram-pictures-worrying-sonia-sae-barcelona-a8247236.html

KarmaStar Sat 17-Mar-18 20:49:50

Most vets will let you pay in instalments in you are unable to pay the whole bill in one go.
Plus the rspca and pdsa offer help to lie income pet owners.

AdidasGirl Sat 17-Mar-18 20:57:39

I just found this person via the hashtag.
Repulsive is the only word I can use.
Flashing her Porsche for all to see yet getting the begging bowl out and expecting her followers to pick up the bill for her dog.
Funny how she labels people who call her out on this as 'Trolls'

Alabama3 Sat 17-Mar-18 21:07:48

i've just searched for the hashtag - can someone pm or link pls?

TheFairyCaravan Sat 17-Mar-18 21:13:48

I've found her. In one of the replies she says with her existing debts it's unlikely she'd get more credit. Well it's about time she cutback then isn't it?

VladmirsPoutine Sat 17-Mar-18 21:14:46

Yanbu but stop following them. People will do what they will with their own money (I mean the donors). If there's someone out there willing to stump up the cash for their dog then so be it. It is a con but then again you can't help what you can't help.

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