Shaun King Seeks Assist Paying For Medical Process

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Activist and New York Daily News journalist Shaun King speaks to the crowd during a rally for women's rights on International Women's Day, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Westlake Park. (Genna Martin,

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To say that Shaun King is a divisive determine can be an understatement. The notorious political activist is in search of assist from his followers to pay for some medical procedures, however the cloud of “humorous with the cash” that has adopted him for years has Twitter questioning his motivations.

As NewsOne reports, King has been identified with a nerve situation that he claims leavies him unable to do even probably the most routine actions with out “excruciating” ache. He took to Instagram to elucidate his predicament.

“On most days I’m asking for assist for another person, however at the moment I’m asking for some assist for myself,” wrote King because the caption of a selfie from a hospital bed from his official Instagram account. “As you possibly can see, I’ve been within the hospital rather a lot – attempting something I can to alleviate the excruciating ache I’m experiencing after a lifetime of spinal accidents.”

He added, “⁣I’ve now been identified with one thing known as occipital neuralgia, which is definitely the worst ache I’ve skilled in my grownup life. It’s so excessive that my very own physician and others which have skilled this warned me of suicidal ideation that usually accompanies it. It’s that dangerous.”

Sadly, King says that his insurance coverage doesn’t cowl potential remedies, so he’s in search of assist through donations.

“So I simply met with my docs they usually need us to strive a number of promising procedures that aren’t lined by my medical health insurance. And I simply can’t afford to do them alone, however I rattling positive refuse to remain like this.,” he wrote, whereas sharing his CashApp, Venmo and Zelle.

And there lies the rub.

King has been repeatedly accused of primarily scamming folks out of their cash, whether or not it’s allegedly skimming off donations to activist causes for his personal private acquire or promoting clothes at a premium ($150 hoodies) and supposedly not delivering the merchandise. Whereas plainly King has by no means been convicted in a courtroom of regulation of being a fraudster (the Every day Beast did take a damning look at his non-profit final yr), the truth that his identify continually comes up for such allegations has Twitter questioning the credibility of his struggling and whether or not or not folks ought to ship any of their hard-earned coin his manner.

For instance, a number of Twitter customers have famous regardless of his allegedly continual again issues, King really solicited donation to go…mountaineering.

Don’t blame the messenger, you possibly can see among the passionate reactions under. Hip-Hop Wired doesn’t condone any of this potent slander, respectfully.