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Two Instagram ‘Influencers’ Want You to Fund Their $11,000 Vacation

Catalin Onc and Elena Engelhardt run the Instagram account @Another_beautiful_day_official. They’ve also set up an $11,000 GoFundMe campaign. Not to remove those unfortunate face tattoos Catalin has. It’s so they can go on vacation and do a tandem bike ride from Germany to Africa. They’re selling it as a way for you to live through them. Because that’s why you make money.

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We could write a long text about mental health or global warming. We could tell you about following your dreams, or how important stepping out of your comfort zone is. We could tell you how beautiful traveling is, and it’s benefits, or the fact that most news don’t match reality. But we’re going to show you!  Less talking more action. Starting on the 20th of July in the middle of Germany, on a tandem, me and Eli  will cycle towards Africa, and hopefully beyond. We want to take you all on this huge adventure. A celebration of life, as we ride freely across mountains, by the sea and through metropolitans. We will show the beauty of this planet and it’s inhabitants, but also the ugliness. But we can not do this on our own. We need you! The funds we raise will go towards the bike and gear, food and accommodation (when needed), internet and SIM cards in every country to keep you up to date, insurance, emergencies. We need funds now for preparation as well as throughout our trip. Every dollar, every message, every couch or garden for our tent, any help you can offer will help us go further.  We hope you all enjoy and learn with us. TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE another beautiful day with love Cat and Eli Link in bio Or paypal [email protected]

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Naturally, this didn’t go over too well. They’ve been rightly shamed by pretty much everyone. It got to the point that they had to post a follow up telling people not to judge them and that they are accepting money from their mother. I’m not sure what the point of that was, but if it was to make everything worse, congratulations.

Most commenters have told them to get a job. But that’s kind of hard to do when you’ve tattooed your face with basic bitch Instagram captions.

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Committed for life Photo taken in London by @danny_baldwin

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As of writing, they’ve received around $320 from 19 donors. The most recent donors have been sites trying to leverage their fame for some guerilla marketing.

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