Actor Kal Penn, from Harold and Kumar, has turned a nasty comment about his origins into an inspiring cause as he raised more than $160,000 in a few hours for Syrian refugees. Now its over $300K.
Not just an actor, he was also an associate director in the White House Office of Public Engagement, tweeted a picture of a vile comment on his Instagram account which read: “You don’t belong in this country you f***ing joke”.
He was born to Indian parents in New Jersey, and he tweeted the picture with a link to a fundraising page, he created under the name “donating to Syrian refugees in the name of the dude who said I don’t belong in America”.
His post went viral on social media and only half an hour after the page was created, $5,000 (£4,000) had already been donated. Within a few hours, he smashed his $25,000 (£20,000) target.
Take that Trolls.