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 looking for 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 clarify his predicament.

“On most days I’m asking for assist for another person, however at this time 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 – making an attempt 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 looking for assist by way of donations.

“So I simply met with my docs and so they need us to attempt a number of promising procedures that aren’t coated by my medical health insurance. And I simply can’t afford to do them by myself, however I rattling certain 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 basically scamming individuals 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 it appears that evidently King has by no means been convicted in a courtroom of regulation of being a fraudster (the Day by day Beast did take a damning look at his non-profit final yr), the truth that his identify always comes up for such allegations has Twitter questioning the credibility of his struggling and whether or not or not individuals ought to ship any of their hard-earned coin his manner.

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

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