Friday, January 8, 2016

GoFundMe Shuts Down Campaign to Send Shit to Stan Kroenke

Posted By on Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 12:02 PM

Kelly Manno - PHOTO BY ABBIE TAKES PICTURES
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Seized with a desire to express her anger toward Stan Kroenke, St. Louis podcaster Kelly Manno did what any of us might have done, but didn't quite get around to — she launched a GoFundMe campaign to send the Rams owner (and St. Louis basher) $250 worth of shit.

The good news is that she quickly reached her goal, raising $250 in just six hours. 

The bad news is that someone at GoFundMe apparently took a dim view of Manno's particular method of expressing outrage — the crowdfunding platform shut down the campaign.

See also: Two Dozen People Just Donated Money to Send Stan Kroenke a Box of Shit

"I kind of had a feeling," Manno admits to the RFT. "I even tried to tone it down a little bit. I changed 'shit' to 'poop,' that sort of thing," But it wasn't enough — the form notice she received noted that GoFundMe basically has the right to shut down any campaign it wants, for any reason it wants. The money was refunded to donors, and that was that. (GoFundMe did not respond to our request for comment by press time; we'll update this post if we hear back.)

But Manno is undaunted. "We're going to do this over PayPal," she vows. She took screengrabs before GoFundMe shut things down — and so far, everyone she's contacted is on board to make their donation through that site instead. If she comes up short, she vows, she'll just fill in the gap herself.

"The poop is coming," she promises.

And these particular boxes of feces will be nothing to sneeze at. Manno says the service she's using, ipoopyou.com, is blown away by St. Louis' financial dedication to the cause. 

"It's usually like a $20 gag gift," she says, "and here I am saying I want $250 worth of poop. They said, 'Can you give us a few days?' They've never handled an order this big before."

The new episode of The Kelly Manno Show will drop on her website and iTunes on Monday morning, so Kroenke haters can tune in for all the gleeful fun. Says Manno, "Whether or not I get arrested remains to be seen."

See also: Fuck You, Stan Kroenke, and the Toupee You Road in Under

We welcome tips and feedback. Email the author at sarah.fenske@riverfronttimes.com

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