Ansel Elgort’s Instagram thirst-trap raised thousands of dollars for charity

Ansel Elgort attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California© Jill Johnson/

I’ve poked fun at Ansel Elgort before, but he did a good thing yesterday and I approve. We all know that Ansel is pretty self-confident, even for a privileged white dude, his confidence is off the charts. So he decided to post a semi-nude photo of himself on Instagram with “ONLYFANS link in bio.” When fans went to his Instagram bio, they found a link to a Go Fund Me page for Brooklyn NY for Life, where Brooklyn restaurants are providing meals to local medical workers. The Go Fund Me page raised thousands of dollars after Ansel posted that Instagram (which Instagram ordered him to take down). He later did an IG Story about how many people donated.

While his followers didn’t exactly find what they were looking for at the bio link, many people chose to donate anyways. Thousands of dollars were donated in the hours proceeding Ansel’s steamy post.

He went on his Instagram Story later in the day to thank his fans and sadly announce that he had to remove the nude. “I don’t know how much of this is from the post but it seems a lot of people have been giving in the last few hours. Thanks a lot, looks like it was worth it,” he shared. “Unfortunately, Instagram told me I gotta take my post down because it’s nudity, so I’m going to take it down or maybe I’ll repost the version that cuts a little higher, how about that?”

He added, “Alright, sorry about that Instagram. Sorry if I offended anybody but we did a good thing. And my dad took the picture by the way. He was mad, he said that I needed to give him credit.” At the time of publication, Wright’s campaign raised over $200,000 for providing meals for medical workers who are on the frontlines fighting against the coronavirus. In addition, Wright’s rep confirmed that since Ansel posted, they received $20,000.

[From E! News]

I’m sure everyone saw Ansel trending all over the place yesterday, and it was a fun quarantine thirst-trap stunt for a good cause. It was clever too… well, clever for Ansel Elgort, and clever for quarantine content. Who will be the next dude to drop trou for a pandemic charity? Somebody tell Christopher Meloni to do something. Surely Tom Hiddleston could show his bum on IG for charity?

Ansel Elgort attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California © Jill Johnson/

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Becks1 says:

    HAHA that’s awesome. I saw the post yesterday but didn’t go to the link bc I was afraid it was spam of some sort. good for him.

    • SM says:

      This actually made me laugh. Brilliantly done. And he should have started a celebrity challenge with this. Also I have to wander about that window in the shower. I am not sure I wouldn’t feel uncomfortable showering like that. Unless that it somewhere in a high building.

  2. Nev says:

    Ricky Martin.
    Vin Diesel.
    Laird Hamilton.

  3. Ann says:

    I fully condone partial male nudity in the name of charity. I have no idea who this guy is but that pic was hot. And a million times better than a full-on dick pic, which can be so unappealing, and I say that as a penis enthusiast. Chris Evans should follow suit. Let’s get Jon Hamm(aconda) in the mix too.

  4. Lisa says:

    Lol. Thirst trapping for a good cause. I don’t hate it.

  5. Mac says:

    Cute idea. I do hope it catches on.

  6. Noki says:

    The comments I read where not kind lol… Questioning his size. Shame

  7. Otaku fairy says:

    Reactions to him using nudity/immodesty for a cause have been mostly positive, which is good. The most negative responses so far have been lighthearted giggling or eye-rolling about him being thirsty, but nothing abusive. It will be nice when the response to female celebrities and protestors is the same, and women don’t have to be modest in order to be seen as sincere, have a voice, or not get blamed for different forms of abuse. Women who participate in SlutWalk (as one example) around the world still get a lot of misogyny, threats, victim-blaming, and gaslighting.
    All talk of male privilege aside, good for Ansel.

    • GR says:

      @otaku fairy 100% agree!

      No clue who this dude is, but good for him.
      I believe this trend was started by porn stars, btw.

  8. Mina_Esq says:

    I wouldn’t hate it if Hollywood gave us Chris Evans and Trevor Noah as tributes in this fund raising scheme.

  9. Chimney says:

    Ansel Elgort’s acting chops are stellar. The way he’s able to go from goobery young man to handsome young man, kudos. He and Adam Driver must have studied in the same school haha

  10. Lucy says:

    Cool! I just wish he would stop getting cast in so many things, though.

  11. Normades says:

    I have no problems with this 😂