Instagram Couple SLAMMED for GoFundMe Page At It Again

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Remember the Instagram couple who drew outrage earlier this year by setting up a GoFundMe page begging strangers for donations to their “celebration of life” adventure through Africa? Well, they are being ridiculed once again on social media for their latest gimmick, a yearlong vow of silence.

Catalin Onc and Elena Engelhardt of the Instagram account Another Beautiful Day posted a photo announcing the plan saying, “at some stage in the near future, possibly next year[,] we will go into silence.” The couple said the decision was made in order to help “work on the way we communicate.”

20 years old Onc wrote, “We want to work on the way we communicate, so what better than then to simply listen and pay attention to all. Communication is so much more than just our voice, which we use so carelessly.”


The post received over 2.100 likes and a lot of backlash.

One comment read, “You should try a year of working.”

Another added, “You won’t be able to resist. Your need for constant feedback & stimulation from the others will have you LITERALLY starving for that attention.”

“Says the guy that was gonna get off social media for 30 days and lasted 6 before he was posting on social media again….yeah, OK,” another wrote, referencing a previous endeavor.

Back in June, the couple caught flak when they created a GoFundMe page asking others to donate to their tandem bicycling trip to Africa. The couple, who don’t work, was slammed for being bums and leeching of his mother and strangers. The couple claims that getting a job themselves would be detrimental to what they were trying to accomplish.

They wrote on social media, “Some will just tell us to get jobs, like everyone else and stop begging. But when you have the impact we do on others’ life, getting a job is not an option. We could model and make fast money, but we don’t want to advertise consumerism. A normal job at this point would be detrimental.”

Currently, the GoFundMe page is still active with $1,080 of its $11,190 goal raised.



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