I feel like people are decently tolerant or at least not openly hostile about their friends trying to raise money with crowdfunding. But when someone's crowdfunding effort switches from "vulnerable" to "greedy," look out.


30-year-old William Oliver from Atlanta started a GoFundMe campaign last week to try to raise money to buy an engagement ring for his girlfriend. How much does he want? $15,000.

Here's his justification: "Money for the engagement is your chance to get involved. I've heard everything from 'I love ya'll' to 'You need to put a ring on it.'"

Basically he's saying that since people supported their relationship, he wants them to pitch in for an extravagant ring.

He says several times in his post that he needs to, "get it trending." And, hey, mission accomplished, because I'm talking about it right now, and so are tons of people on the Internet.

The only problem? None of us are supporting the cause. Even with all this publicity, he's barely raised $600.

Read more at Mashable.

More From 97X