Looks like Gerod Roth, the guy who posted a picture of his Black co-worker’s ‘feral’ son, is trying to cash in on his 15-minutes of Internet shame.
Roth was fired from his gig at Polaris Marketing Group after posting a picture of 3-year-old Cayden Jenkins without his mother’s consent and allowing his Facebook friends to call the child everything from a “sambo” to a “slave.”
Roth claimed the post was all in good fun, but Jenkins’ mother, Sydney Shelton, and his employer weren’t pleased.
Michael Da Graca Pinto of Polaris called Roth’s actions disgusting and promptly let him go. Now, the former marketing exec has taken to GoFundMe to raise money to help him “recover.”
Roth’s GoFundMe page reads:
Gerod Roth was targeted, wrongfully terminated, and slandered by his previous employer over falsified information circulated by social justice militants. The employer’s comments on Gerod have had a massive social media presence preventing him from further employment.
He currently needs funds for a protection team considering people are threatening his daughters and his families lives, as well as funds to provide attorneys with as a collateral to seek lawsuit damages.
Gerod has stood firm in his fight for social, marriage and racial equality, his targeting will not go unnoticed.
So far, he’s raised $45, but even better than that are the folks expressing their disgust at his fundraising effort.
One user said he wasn’t donating “#NotOneDime Rothy boy. Not even one,” while another offered him some sound advice, “GET A JOB BIGOT! McDonald’s is hiring.”
Many commenters asked that visitors contact GoFundMe to have the campaign suspended (you can do that here), while one woman made it plain.
“Get a job you low life,” she wrote. “The child you and your friends slandered is the real victim.”
We totally agree.
Want to do something nice for Cayden? Donate to his college fund, here.
Roth’s GoFundMe page has been removed.