Korra Obidi Faces Backlash for Using $50K GoFundMe Donations on Hawaii Vacation

Nigerian-American singer Korra Obidi raised $50,000 on GoFundMe for a child custody battle, but announced plans to use the funds for a Hawaii vacation instead. The move sparked outrage among her fans, who accused her of deception and misuse of funds.

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Korra Obidi Faces Backlash for Using $50K GoFundMe Donations on Hawaii Vacation

Korra Obidi Faces Backlash for Using $50K GoFundMe Donations on Hawaii Vacation

Nigerian-American singer and dancer Korra Obidi has sparked outrage among her fans, set, donation after raising $50,000 on GoFundMe to allegedly hire a lawyer for a child custody battle with her ex-husband Justin Dean, only to announce plans to use the funds for a vacation in Hawaii instead.

Obidi started the GoFundMe campaign on Friday with a target of $100,000, claiming she needed the money to "fight for myself and my kids" in the legal case against Dean. The campaign quickly generated over $50,000 from more than 950 donors worldwide who believed they were supporting the singer's custody battle.

However, Obidi shocked her supporters on Sunday when she revealed during a Facebook Live session that she was planning a Mother's Day trip to Hawaii. The news triggered an immediate blast, making backlash, with many donors accusing Obidi of deceiving them and misusing the funds raised for her legal fees.

Angry fans flooded social media with comments expressing their disappointment and outrage. "She got y'all's money now she's at the airport. Some of you are so weak to believe her foolishness. Always begging, scamming and manipulating," wrote Wanda Johnson Snuggs on Facebook. Another user, Karen Lenea, commented: "Your father should be ashamed of you for BEGGING for money to fly around the world... I bet you didn't even get a lawyer. I feel sorry for the people that give you money. WAKE UP PEOPLE..."

Some questioned Obidi's priorities and parenting choices. "There's no way in hell that I would be off flying to Hawaii on Mother's Day when I could be with my kids... You talk a good game, but your morals are so wrong," said Robyn White Best. Jennifer Lynn Russell accused Obidi of exploiting her children for financial gain: "Mad that she can't post pictures because without posting pictures she can't make money. She needs to post pictures of her kids to make money. But she would rather go to Hawaii than see her children... Sickening and people gave her $. Or whatever was on that go find me. People need to report the GoFundMe everybody needs to report to get their money back."

The controversy is the latest development in the contentious divorce and custody battle between Obidi and Dean. Recent court rulings have granted Dean the right to restrict their two young daughters from appearing in Obidi's online content. Obidi has accused Dean of abuse and subjecting their children to "gaslighting" during and after their marriage.

As the backlash intensifies, Obidi now faces mounting pressure to address the serious allegations of deception and misuse of funds. Many are calling for her to issue refunds to her donors and provide a full accounting of how the $50,000 raised will be spent. The singer's credibility and reputation hang in the balance as she navigates this latest scandal.

Key Takeaways

  • Korra Obidi raises $50,000 on GoFundMe for child custody battle.
  • She announces plans to use funds for a Hawaii vacation instead.
  • Fans accuse her of deception and misuse of funds.
  • Backlash intensifies, with calls for refunds and accountability.
  • Obidi's credibility and reputation are at risk due to the scandal.