Lady Gaga’s father slammed for seeking donations to help his furloughed restaurant workers

Lady Gaga’s father, Joseph Germanotta, was harshly criticized for setting up a GoFundMe page to help pay his restaurant staff after many were temporarily fired from the corona virus outbreak.

The fundraising page, which has since been deactivated, was looking for $ 50,000 to pay approximately 30 employees at Joanne Trattoria, located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Like many New York restaurants, it has been closed since mid-March due to the pandemic.

The 64-year-old restorer raised $ 541 before closing the page.

Critics disliked Germanotta for trying to raise funds from the public when his daughter, Lady Gaga (born Stefani Germanotta), is estimated to be worth $ 275 million and making $ 39.5 million last year, according to Forbes.

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Some argued that Germanotta’s daughter should not be responsible for the family’s financial problems, but the singer “Born This Way” is also an investor and co-owner of the eatery.

“Our great workforce is mostly hourly workers who depend on our payroll and continue to pay overwhelming wages,” the GoFundMe page originally said. Newsweek. “As our doors stay closed longer than expected, it is becoming increasingly difficult for our employees to finance everyday essentials to keep them healthy, such as groceries and insurance costs – not to mention rent, utilities and other recurring bills.” Then it called on the community and ‘fans’ to take action.

“If you have enjoyed us in the past, had a friendly meeting with one of our incredible service staff, or even if you hope to enjoy us in the future, we would be very grateful if you would consider donating to our employees to help them through this difficult time, ”the page continued.

In a tweet since then removed, Germanotta made an offer to promote the GoFundMe campaign. “I am doing my utmost, but we had to close Joanne for the month. Our employees need financial help. Any help for our employees is appreciated.”

Famous blogger Perez Hilton laid in the father of the star, wondering why the wealthy family would ask the public for money.

“Lady GaGa is worth hundreds of millions of dollars AND is a co-owner in her family’s restaurant. But her wealthy father has also just taken to Twitter to ask the public to help the workers they no longer pay,” Hilton tweeted.

Gaga’s Little Monsters also took to social media to voice their disapproval of the money grab.

The general consensus was that this was not OK.

Many were simply utterly confused by the request.

The singer, who celebrated her 34th birthday on Saturday, has not responded to the incident on any of her social media accounts.

Lady Gaga’s sixth studio album, “Chromatica”, would be released on April 10, however has been pushed back to later this year due to the ongoing health crisis.

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