“The People’s Finger” – 800,000,000 Dwayne Johnson Faces the Music for ‘Begging’ Money From ‘Poor Class’ People to Carry Out a Noble Cause

Published 09/01/2023, 10:00 AM EDT

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The U.S. state of Hawaii saw its darkest days recently when the deadly flames of wildfire engulfed the island of Maui. Latest reports state that this calamity has claimed 100+ lives, destroyed over 2,000 structures in the area, and many people are still missing.

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In the wake of this disaster, Dwayne Johnson joined hands with Oprah Winfrey to help the victims of the wildfires in Maui. They set up an online relief fund to generate money for the people of Maui. But their noble cause received backlash as fans believed they were wrong for asking for money from the public.

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Johnson and Winfrey recently announced that they have set up an online relief fund to help the victims of Maui wildfires. The People’s Fund of Maui aims to provide $1,200 on a monthly basis to all the Maui residents who lost their homes to wildfire in Hawaii.

People’s Fund of Maui will put “money directly in the pockets of those who were affected by the recent wildfires.” Johnson stated they were having a hard time trusting other organizations regarding this issue, so they took matters into their own hands. However, fans have not been very appreciative of this noble cause.

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Fans expose celebrities’ hypocrisy 

When this news went viral on the internet, people began criticizing the two celebrities. They lambasted them for asking for money from middle-class families despite having a collective fortune in excess of three billion. People are questioning their intentions on social media. 

Winfrey, who owns over 2,000 acres in Maui, and Johnson, who comes from a Samoan lineage, have already donated a sum of 10 million dollars to their relief fund. But fans are upset that despite having a worth of $2.5 billion and $800 million respectively, Winfrey and Johnson have only donated a negligible amount to aid the wildfire victims.

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Fans criticized both celebrities and asked them to pay more since it wouldn’t burn a hole in their pocket at all. The middle-class people are not happy with this and have clearly expressed their disgust and annoyance on Twitter.

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The reception from the general public proves to be positive when celebrities take up noble causes and do their bit in supporting the cause. However, that didn’t prove to be the case here, as fans directed their anger at the celebrity duo.

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Monika Thapa

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Monika Thapa is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports, who brings a unique blend of fluency in language and passion for the sport to her writing. Having been a fan of WWE since her childhood, Monika writes thought-provoking articles that offer readers deeper insights into the lives of their favorite superstars. She believes that WWE superstars present valuable life lessons that readers can learn from, as seen in her recent piece on Ronda Rousey's workout video.
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