Jenelle Evans has decided to raise money for children in need – but the public isn’t so sure that’s what’s actually happening.
The 28-year-old ‘Teen Mom‘ mom star recently joined Cameo – a platform when you can buy video messages from various celebrities (at various prices). Evans said “all of the money” she made during her $75, 30-second virtual appearances on April 17th and 18th went to help the No Kid Hungry foundation.
It’s now been five days since the promotion ended, and one outlet said that – as of Wednesday – “No Kid Hungry [had] reportedly not received a dime from Evans.”
“This is how you choose to raise money for a charity?” an early reply read. “Worst idea ever ??♀️ you won’t make sh-t and I advise people to pay directly to them not through you in any way [sic] shape or form.”
This same person returned four minutes later, adding another thought by replying to their own tweet.
“People are going to flood cameo and will likely be told to take this down like other companies that don’t do their research on her.”
This is how you choose to raise money for a charity? Worst idea ever 🤦🏻♀️ you won’t make shit and I advise people to pay directly to them not through you in anyway shape or form.
— Kay O. (@Kaylaolmstead76) April 17, 2020
Many agreed with the person’s plea of not directing donations towards Evans – one even found a way to slam her parenting skills over the matter.
“So you’ll donate to a charity for hungry kids, but you won’t take your daughter for medical treatment or seek help for delayed development? Didn’t you take food from families who needed it after a hurricane despite making half a million dollars? Both questions are rhetorical,” they wrote on Friday.
But there was one “piece of evidence” the served to be the most damning.
“As noted, Cameo is not related to, nor has any affiliation with, No Kid Hungry, and only Jeff Probst’s portion of the fee will go to the charity.”
“Sounds like fraud to me,” one person replied. “Not sure but I think that’s illegal..even for the swamp monsters.”
It took her a few days, but Evans herself finally spoke up.
Evans claimed the accusations were flat “ridiculous.”
“I ended up getting 5 Cameos booked for charity between April 16-18th,” she recently told The Sun. “When that money gets transferred to my bank account, then I can donate to the No Kid Hungry Foundation.”
Evans further said “it just takes a few days for Cameo to send the money,” and that she had “just completed the video requests [on Monday].”
It seems her attempt to put out one fire only started a new one.
The people of Reddit are saying the fact that Evans had to go as far as making a statement in the first place should only add to their point.
“I love how she had to TELL people that she donated and show proof of it. If she wasn’t such a dishonest person, people would believe her without question,” the conversation began.