Rapper Starts GoFundMe to Prove Earth Is FlatCelebrity Newser — Michael Harthorne
Everyone knows the Earth is round, but what one rapper is presupposing is: What if it isn't? It's 2017, and flat-Earth theories are making something of a comeback (NBA stars seem to be uniquely susceptible).
He's aiming to raise $200,000 to "launch one, if not multiple," satellites into space in order to "find the curve" of the Earth. Or, as the Independent puts it: B.o.B is raising money "to send satellites where satellites have definitely been before, to see nothing new and witness what everyone already knows."
B.o.B first shared his flat-Earth beliefs on Twitter last year.
In one tweet, for example, he wondered why two cities 16 miles apart appear to be on a straight line and not a curve on the horizon.
He claims the world has been "tremendously deceived" and people need to "grow up" and realize the world is just a flat disc. This led to a brief rap-based feud with Neil deGrasse Tyson.
In a diss track aimed at the astrophysicist, B.o.B rapped: "Globalists see me as a threat, free thinking got the world at my neck." He also claimed deGrasse Tyson was being paid to promote round-Earth ideas.
As of Tuesday afternoon, B.o.B's GoFundMe had raised approximately $1,900, though at least some of the donations don't appear to be in good faith. "Here's $5 to prove yourself wrong," one donor writes.
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