Eminem may not be an active component of social media (or regular media in general) but don’t peg the reclusive rap legend for being naive of the happenings of the world around him.
The heinous act of terror that occurred in Manchester at the top of the week during an Ariana Grande concert has put the entire world on notice, with ISIS claiming responsibility for the bombing that left 22 adults and children dead and more than 100 injured.
Taking to his sparsely used Twitter account, Marshall Mathers showed his humane side by urging his 20-million-strong following to donate through the British Red Cross as well the Manchester News Desk.
“Join me in helping Manchester victims & their families, Make a donation to the @BritishRedCross and @MENnewsdesk,” Slim Shady tweeted as the outlined goal of £2,000,000 ($2,562,650 USD) had been set.
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) May 25, 2017
As of press time, 85 percent of the goal (£1,712,623) had been raised.
To assure the world that the money was actually going to its intended cause, the Manchester Evening News released a statement on the JustGiving website.
“We have been assured by the British Red Cross that every penny raised by our fund will go to the families of those affected by Monday’s terrible attack. It will form part of the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, launched by Manchester City Council and British Red Cross. Together we can make the greatest impact to help people affected by this devastating attack. Manchester City Council and British Red Cross both have experience in administering funds in emergencies and we want to make sure people get the help they need as soon as possible.”