Want to know how to get critics off your back for selling “polaroid” packages for $80? Donate some of that money to pay for the medical bills of a cancer patient after weeks of public criticism! Sleeping With Sirens announced that $10,000, which was taken from some of the money earned from the $80 package you could purchase to meet Kellin Quinn and get a picture with him, has been donated to pay some of the medical bills for a fan of the band, who happens to be a 16 year old cancer patient by the name of Antonio.
I think it’s awesome that the band has donated money for such a great reason, and I am sure that this young man is grateful beyond words. Now with that being said, am I the only one who finds it strange that no one has mentioned before now that some money would be donated to anyone? This seems a little too much like a PR stunt driven by all the negative criticism Kellin Quinn and the band has received over what’s been dubbed the “polaroid package.” I hope that’s not the case, but it sure looks like it. What are your thoughts?
Take a look below the jump to see what SWS had to say, and for a link to a video about Antonio.
Meet Antonio! http://youtu.be/WX28aY-VhDQ
Got a chance to meet this amazing dude at @vanswarpedtour this summer! He’s so kind, and hopeful, and everything that I could only to be!
If you paid 80 dollars for a meet and greet/ Polaroid for the fall tour, then you helped raise over 10,000 dollars towards Antonio’s hospital bills :)
Thank you so much for supporting not only our band, but also an amazing human being keep up the fight against cancer!