Says He’s Donating Clothes to Charity UPDATE
When designer Jason Wu’s limited edition collection for Target went on sale earlier this month, a couple at the Midtown Miami Target store rampaged their way through the clothing section and made off with a large chunk of the collection. The story and accompanying YouTube video made blog headlines all across the Internet, and many figured they were planning to sell the clothes for marked up prices on eBay.
Now, one half of the couple, Kevin Wills AKA DJ Midas tells Riptide he never planned to resell the clothes for a profit. Instead he says he plans to sell the clothes at a charity event benefiting Dress for Success.
So a few weeks before the launch of the Jason Wu collection he claims he got an idea to grab as many of the clothes he could with a plan to give them away for charity.
Unsurprisingly the rest of the shoppers we tiffany uk ren’t too pleased, and a mini fiasco broke out.
“One lady dug her nails into me and made me bleed,” he says. “She slammed her cart into my leg.”
Wills says he overheard other shoppers talking about plans to resell the clothing anyway, so he didn’t feel too bad about his actions. He also says he made sure to leave a few of each item behind, and let some of the more polite shoppers take items they wanted from his cart.
“I was so upset by the way they acted I didn’t want to appease them by telling them that what I was doing was for charity.”
So now Wills has unveiled his grand charitable plans: a March 4th event at the Stage to benefit Dress for Success.
The flyer features Wills in bed with his Wu loot and receipt After purchasing a $10 entrance ticket each participant will be entered into a raffle to win one of 14 Jason Wu for Target scarfs. If $5,000 is raised before the event, the rest of the clothing will be donated directly to Dress for Success. If not, event goers will be able to shop the collection. Pieces will sell for sticker price plus taxers, but shoppers are expected to make an additional charitable donation.
First of all, why on earth would you choose such a skeevy photo for your flyer? It’s obviously something you took to gloat, to try and one up all the people you cheated. Second of all, if it was for charity allll along, why would you go and post this on the blog that originally called you out? “My 4 second head start makes hipster chicks cry. If I want to be the 1st person at Target at 6:30am to buy all the Wu my heart desires and do ass I pleas tiffany uk e with it “Craigslist, Ebay” cloth the homeless or use it to wipe my ass. What business is it of yours? I broke no rules/laws and I defiantly did not push anyone. I’m sorry that I’m faster then you. maybe you should have ordered the Venti and got to the store at 6:29am.”Oops! Everyone knows your game, bro. Get real. You’re a jerk, deal with it, it obviously doesn’t bother you much from your perpetually slimy expression. And really, of all the things you could do for charity, you came up with this far fetched, bizarre, and hare brained idea? Such a joke.
How is it that even when you backtrack from a negative experience and attempt to organize an event for charity, you still come off as a pompous douche? The proper move here was to admit there was some wrongdoing on your part, apologize, and THEN announce the raffle and charity event. Yes, astute individuals would figure out the saving face ploy, but at least they couldn’t fault you for trying to make amends. Now, not only do your comments sound borderline racist, the grammar errors in your email confirms what your dissenters knew all along: that you’re an opportunist and an imbecile.
It never hurts to check the facts. One half of a story is one half of the truth. (Thank you Kyle for being the only person to do just that).
I’ve been told tiffany uk that people are boycotting curtain ebay members because they think its me selling Jasun Wu clothing. Facts can save you the horrible experience of tasting your own foot.
I have to clarify that the charity event is to benefit Dress For Success “Miami” as per the Founder/ExecutiveDirector’s request. She has schooled my on thelogisticsof doingorganized charity work. Putting this event together has been no walk in the park. I’ve had to cross manyobstacles, venues backing out, sponsors scared of bad PR, etc. mostly to do with all the negative light that has been castuponme. At times I felt like I was going to fail at putting this together.
I enjoy doing charity work very much. I don’t know about going to the “ghetto” but I have gone to Overtown and passed out toys tounderprivileged children. I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t get envolved anywhere near as much as I would like to. Weather the excuse being, I’m too busy with work or just sometimes. (it sucks to admit). just too plain lazy. I’m nowhere near perfect but when I get involved with helping people less fortunate then myself, there really is no better feeling. There will be an auction of Jason Wu purses and Andrew A. Antonaccio’s original art pieces.
A Jason Wu popup shop will be set up, where you can purchase any item(s) (which sold out of stores on the 1st day) for sticker price plus tax, an additional donation will be required. Denomination will be left to consumers level of generosity.”
He conveniently fails to mention that he took almost the entire stock from one location.
Hi Morgan, bad PR for The Stage? Sorry, but this had not tiffany uk hing to do with The Stage. We were approached to host a charity event and management offered the space because it was a charitable cause of Dress for Success Miami. In the last year, The Stage has hosted many fundraising events for FREE and have helped raise over $100,000 for various charities. Please don’t pin this on The Stage and associate this amazing live music venue with the chaos this has all become because we’re in it for the right reasons. In any case, the event was cancelled last night. Let me know when you’d like to have that chat.
For starters, Kevin Wills, I am not refering to you as “Midas”.
It doesn’t matter whether you did what you did for charity or not. The fact is that you took advantage of Target not setting a maximum number of items per shopper and you went nuts, screwing over every other shopper there who waited for a chance to buy anything. Regardless of your motives, you myopicallyinconvenienced hundreds of people. And your argument that some of the others were going to resell on eBay is bullshit!
That would be like me lilling your mom, saying I did it for charity, and then said “But hey, I heard somebody else was gonna kill that asshole’s mom for pure profit!”