Blood Orange - Blood Orange Boycotts Newspaper In Fire Fallout
Rapper Blood Orange has vowed to boycott a major British newspaper over an article about the blaze at his apartment.
The musician, real name Devonte 'Dev' Hynes, lost everything he owns - including his pet puppy, who perished in the flames - when his New York apartment burned down this week (beg16Nov13).
An online fundraiser was launched by his girlfriend's mother and attracted thousands of dollars in donations, but the move prompted an article on The Guardian's website about the merits of 'crowdsourcing' campaigns to raise money, infuriating the star.
Hynes was so upset by the article he has vowed never to deal with journalists from the publication again, writing in a Facebook post, "This is disgusting. I'm so hurt. I want to go on the record and say i will never talk to the guardian (sic) ever again, i want nothing i ever make to be on their website, or in their magazine. Please pull the interview i did recently. I don't want it to come out."
Another British star shares his fury over the Guardian article - singer Cheryl Cole took to Twitter.com to write, "What an appalling article! How insensitive and heartless!!"
Hynes has announced he was uncomfortable with the campaign and is considering giving the money to charity.