Todrick Hall Reacts to Backlash for Hosting Birthday Bash After Launching GoFundMe Page

The 39-year-old 'Attention' singer issues a lengthy statement on social media as he faces backlash for hosting a birthday party after launching a GoFundMe page to support his family.

AceShowbiz - Todrick Hall has set the record straight. The "Attention" singer issued a lengthy statement on social media as he faced backlash for hosting a birthday party after launching a GoFundMe page to support his family.

"I struggle sometimes to decide whether or not to address controversy but in my experience saying nothing allows the internet to paint your narrative and I'm not interested in allowing that anymore," the 39-year-old wrote. "I just want to be crystal clear, I would NEVER spend money that my fans raised during a traumatic time for my family on a birthday party."

"I wouldn't under these circumstances spend my own money on a party either," he added. "Everything at my party was either gifted or sponsored and it was organized by someone very close to me who knows I've been going through a rough time and wanted to celebrate me on my birthday and going away party."

"I don't expect everyone to understand my life, my choices, etc. And I know that I'm not for everyone, but the level of hate, death threats, racism, etc that I receive on a daily basis is just not acceptable and it's dangerous," he continued. "People swear I don't pay for anything, until it fits their narrative to say I'd spend $20k on a birthday (which I have never done)."

Todrick went on to note, "Everyone's telling me to sell my home and my luxury possessions (which I am) but last year they swore I lied about owning my home." He further noted, "You can't sell a home you don't own btw, but no one checks these facts, they just circulate the headlines."

"At the end of the day I'd like to say thank you to everyone who donated to help me help my family," he stated. "This has been extremely difficult for us emotionally already without the internet chiming in. We need to be careful of how we talk about people online because these comments can be absolutely too much, especially from people who aren't at all involved in this situation."

"Thx for everyone who helped and thx to all my LA peeps who came out to support me for my bday/going away," Todrick concluded. "I'm excited to unplug and be back with my first love, musical theatre."

Earlier this month, Todrick created a GoFundMe to help raise funds to get his "entire family back on their feet" after their home burnt down. He initially asked for $10,000, a goal which has now been met and continues to grow.

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