Charleston Shooter's Sister Started a Go Fund Me for Her Dream Wedding and Honeymoon that Was Cancelled Because Her Brother Murdered 9 People
Source: The sister of racist Charleston gunman Dylann Roof sparked outrage with an online fundraising campaign to raise donations, not for the lives lost, but for her honeymoon and dream wedding.
“It was going to be the PERFECT day!” Amber Roof wrote on her GoFundMe page, which was swiftly taken down on Thursday afternoon.
“As many of you know Michael and I had to abruptly cancel our wedding day, due to the tragedy that occurred in Charleston,” she said. “We would like the chance to start our lives on a positive note. Therefore, we have decided to start a Go Fund Me account. We know money cannot replace the wedding we lost and our perfect day, however it will help us to create new memories and a new start with our new family.”
In four days, Roof had received 36 contributions. As of noon Thursday, she had raised $1,609 of her $5,000 goal.
“June 21st was suppose to be the happiest day of our lives,” Roof said. “It is the day every girl dreams of, it was the day we dreamed of. We had each other, we have the perfect venue, and we had our vows ready to be read. We were ready! We had planned out every detail for months and months. Many friends and family members came into town and took time off of work to be there for us. We could not ask you to do that again.”
Roof also went on to blast the press for the cancellation.
“The media abused our privacy and published all of our wedding information and destroyed our dream day,” she fumed. “Destroying the first day of Michael and my life together….We would like the chance to start our lives on a postive note.”
Roof claims the “money raised will be used to cover lost wedding costs, to pay bills, and to send us on our dream honeymoon” — while just 10 percent of all funds will be donated to Emanuel AME Church.
Despite the contributions, most people have been disgusted by Roof’s request for cash.
“THE NERVE OF YOU!!!” one commenter said. “If its just about getting married then go to the court house. But how dare u set up a gofundme under these circumstances.”
Another person wrote, “This has to be the most self-centered and insensitive fundraising page I’ve ever encountered and I’m shocked that gofundme hasn’t erased you from their existence already!”
“I can’t imagine the anguish and sorrow that your own brother has inflicted on so many wonderful and kind people,” she continued. “And all the while, you are fantasizing about letting others fund your honeymoon!!”
Attempts to reach Roof by phone Thursday were unsuccessful.
I'm truly sorry to the people of Charleston that this family resides in their city. I mean obviously you can't get much worse than shooting up a church and murdering 9 people but this sister is about as close as you can get without murdering more people yourself. Like what went through her mind when she was deciding whether or not to start this Go Fund Me? I imagine it going something like this: "Killing 9 people isn't as bad as killing 10 people. My nice wedding and honeymoon is pretty important so I think it's okay." Also, how bout her goal being $5000? Is that a lot? I don't think so. Feel like weddings and honeymoons cost A LOT more than that. What a bum.
How bout the people that actually gave money to this bitch? Just as despicable pretty much. Who are these people? Like seriously.