Lil Duval wants folks to stop believing the hype surrounding celebrity donations. The comedian, who frequently uses social media to make polarizing statements, made a new proclamation on Twitter Monday, April 2.
“Don’t get all caught up in celebrities giving away money,” he said. “Giving away to charity don’t make them a good person. It’s actually the easy way out. And y’all fall for it every time.”
Don’t get all caught up in celebrities giving away money. Giving away to charity don’t make them a good person. It’s actually the easy way out. And y’all fall for it everytime
— lil duval (@lilduval) April 2, 2018
Duval’s remarks weren’t directed at anyone in particular but followed news that stars like Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade donated $200,000 to March For Our Lives last month. They were among stars like Oprah and John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen who have given to the cause organized by survivors of the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla.
While such gifts may seem selfless and generous on the surface, many of Duval’s responders suggested celebs typically donate for personal benefit.
“Tax write off,” someone simply said.
“N—– ain’t ever had tax write-offs before,” someone tweeted. “We don’t know the game.”
Another wrote, “It’s a Tax write off. 👍🏾”
A separate user provided a criminal allegation for huge donations.
“Finally, someone said it!!!” she wrote. “They all have philanthropies and all that s— as a guise for all their crime like the Clintons and how they traffic children so that way u won’t say nothing so ppl who support ppl like her are like, ‘What do u mean? She does this and this?’ Lol smh.”
Still, others didn’t feel so negatively about celeb charitableness.
“Don’t get caught up by cheezy social media clowns trying to knock down a movement focused on doing more for others,” someone said.
“Uh yeah, maybe the should just save their money and be rotten,” another said. “N—- complain about everything. If they give they foul — if they don’t give they foul 🤷🏾♂️.”