Ansel Elgort Goes Nude to Help Get Food Delivered to Healthcare Workers

Jeffrey Wright launched the GoFundMe last month.

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Ansel Elgort had a special surprise for his followers on Tuesday.

The actor took to Instagram to share a nude photograph taken by his father Arthur Elgort, who’s also a well-known photographer. Ansel jokingly captioned the image, “OnlyFans LINK IN BIO.” Instead, his bio linked to a GoFundMe to raise money for hospital staff.

Fans aren’t mad at Elgort’s joke—or photo.

everyone and their mom after ansel elgort posted that tease on his insta

— rue (@cocainecrumb) April 21, 2020

just saw why ansel elgort was trending and

— ♡ (@afterfuckinglow) April 21, 2020

Me logging onto instagram and seeing Ansel Elgort’s recent post:

— Madison (@MotivateNJH) April 21, 2020

Me to my work day when ansel elgort posts his thirst trap

— binxh (@yazqwen) April 21, 2020

Brooklyn, stan' up!!!

Not usually a GoFundMe guy, but all hands & tools...

2 birds: Meals for front-line healthcare workers. Revenue for local small biz.

1 stone: $$ for Brooklyn Moon & Graziella's Pizza to deliver to Brooklyn Hospital.

Donate here!!✊🏾

— Jeffrey Wright 🥜 (@jfreewright) March 25, 2020

🤷🏾‍♂️I approve this message. #BrooklynForLife!

— Jeffrey Wright 🥜 (@jfreewright) April 21, 2020

The charity’s goal is to raise a million dollars to “fund each Brooklyn for Life! restaurant, enabling them to provide—at no cost to the recipients—at least 75-100 meals per day for delivery to the Brooklyn frontlines of this pandemic,” the GoFundMe page reads. The food delivery initiative is being managed by the nonprofit Brooklyn NY for Life!

Jeffrey Wright launched the fundraiser at the end of March when he sensed that a lockdown was imminent. He wanted to help his friends in the restaurant industry and help healthcare workers at the same time.

“While in London, I’d been tracking the coronavirus closely and told my friend Michael Thompson, owner of Brooklyn Moon Cafe, that to stay afloat he needed to switch to a delivery business because a lockdown was coming,” Wright told Essence. “Before I even got back to Brooklyn, helping support my favorite spots was percolating in my little coffee-pot brain.” 

As of that interview, on April 6, Wright had raised over $115,000 and was delivering almost 2,000 meals a day to those at the front lines. As of this story, almost $204,000 has been donated.

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