Internet sensation Jay Versace shared last week on Twitter unfortunate news about his mother’s passing and posted a link to a GoFundMe campaign for folks to contribute to her memorial.
this has truly been one of the saddest times of my life, I don’t wish this pain on anyone. plz help me send my momma off smoothly , anything helps 💔😞https://t.co/CI8L6Qc9WN
— ︎JAYVERSACE (@JAYVERSACE) May 20, 2022
This ask for assistance has turned social media upside down with fans wondering why the popular social media star would need assistance due to his undeniable fame.
One Twitter user said, “[Jay Versace] having to start a [GoFundMe] for his mother[’]s passing is so heartbreaking considering the impact he has had on social media for nearly our entire adolescence[.]”
jay versace having to start a gofundme for his mothers passing is so heartbreaking considering the impact he has had on social media for nearly our entire adolescence
— ? (@aliyahInterlude) May 20, 2022
Other users chimed in as well to share their thoughts.
I can’t believe Jay versace’s mom passed away and he spent all his income paying for the hospital bills and now they facing housing issues and lack funeral funds… this is so freaking sad man… may God assist them 😞😞😞
— leo 🤍 (@leonardo7_1) May 20, 2022
It’s really fucked up that healthcare (which should be free) can put people in debilitating debt in this country. Jay Versace’s mom became ill and it wiped out all the money he was able to make from music. That shit is really trash.
— Reid (@RVAReid) May 20, 2022
Jay Versace having to ask fans for money is bonkers to me when his literal COWORKERS are swimming in money. There are people he has produced for that could have given him the 30k instead of buying a fucking watch. Literal pocket change to them. Rich people are gross idk.
— kz ✨ (@cheesybutter420) May 20, 2022
Jay Versace is a grammy winning producer who is still struggling to pay his mother’s funeral bills, if that doesn’t highlight the exploitative nature of the music industry, I don’t know what will.
— Willis (@willisyelah) May 21, 2022
The study shares that 77% of Black influencers fall into the nano and micro-influencer tiers (under 50K followers) where compensation from brands averaged $27,000 annually (versus 59% of white influencers). Only 23% of Black influencers (versus 41% of white influencers) made it into the macro influencer tier (50K+ followers), where earnings averaged upward of $100,000.
Unfortunately, race still is a determining factor of someone’s worth in the online space.
According to the report, nearly half (49%) of Black influencers report that their race contributed to an offer below market value. Widen out to include BIPOC influencers, and 36% reported the same. It also shares majority (59%) of Black influencers (and 49% of BIPOC influencers) reported that they felt negatively impacted financially when they posted on issues of race versus 14% of white influencers.
my mother was extremely reserved and private and I always respected that about her , which is why I never talk about my personal life or family. this is a very weird time for me because I would like to respect my mothers wishes about her personal life
— ︎JAYVERSACE (@JAYVERSACE) May 21, 2022
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