Camcardii Tiktok star

An influencer is taking down the $25 coronavirus-themed face masks he started selling after facing backlash

Camcardii, a TikToker with more than 1.1 million followers, started selling COVID-19 branded face masks for $25.

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic (https://www.businessinsider.com/wuhan-coronavirus-us-cases-health-risk-2020-1), one influencer found a way to capitalize on COVID-19 — but after facing backlash, he says he’s donating the proceeds to local high school football programs instead.

Camcardii, a 24-year-old TikTok star with more than 1.1 million followers on the platform, started selling $25 face masks branded with the middle finger emoji and “COVID-19,” and another that shows an emoji version of the cutesy shy guy meme.

In a statement to Famous Birthdays, Camcardii said he was taking the masks down from his website, writing “My intention was to raise awareness for my generation about the seriousness of COVID-19 through fashion.”

“All proceeds from sales will be donated to local high school football programs to support those youth in need for the upcoming season,” Camcardii continued on to say in the statement. “I urge all my fans to please stay home during this time, and listen to the recommendations of the CDC and WHO. We will all get through this together.”

Matin Hamed is an Writer