Someone in England posted two photos on Twitter last month of an overweight guy dancing at a club. The caption said, “Spotted this specimen trying to dance…he stopped when he saw us laughing.”
It turns out the guy’s name is Sean, and he’s from London. In the first photo he’s dancing, and in the second he’s just staring at the floor looking sad.
However, shaming him online totally backfired: Cassandra Fairbanks and Hope Leigh are part of a women’s group in L.A. that throws events, and the photos made them angry…so they decided to do something about it.
They offered to fly Sean to L.A. for a dance party with their 1,700 members. A company called Discover L.A. is going to cover his travel expenses, the L.A. Coliseum is going to host it for free, and Pharrell, Moby, and Andrew W.K. have all offered to perform.
Someone started a GoFundMe page, too, and as of last night they’d raised over $35,000. Any money left over goes to an anti-bullying campaign.
Anyone know this man or who posted this? There's a huge group of ladies in LA who would like to do something special pic.twitter.com/DGbu3AXOrB
— Cassandra (@CassandraRules) March 5, 2015
We are going to dance!!! pic.twitter.com/G7FxuiSsIh
— Cassandra (@CassandraRules) March 6, 2015