A Dude Hilariously Launched A Campaign To Protect Betty White From 2016

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Longtime TV and occasional movie actress Betty White has been in the entertainment business since the 1940s. She's basically a national treasure at this point, and all of the major deaths in 2016 apparently have some people concerned that Betty White might go next. She is 94, after all. A South Carolina man even put together a hilarious GoFundMe account in the hopes that he can help protect the longtime actress from the cruel, cruel nature of 2016... and maybe make some money for his local theater on the side.

South Carolina's Demetrios Hrysiko has set up an account asking people to donate money so that he can personally protect Betty White from any trouble that may come her way. The man even has a funny little blurb that helps to better explain his purpose.

Help 2016 catch these hands if it goes anywhere near Betty White! If she's okay with it I will fly to where ever Betty White is and keep her safe till Jan 1 , 2017. Now, assuming she doesn't want a strange Greek standing guard outside her door all monies will be donated to the Spartanburg Little Theater to help craft new stars of stage and screen to carry mantle of the legends that have left is this year.

In the short time I was putting together this post, the donations had risen from a little over $1,500 dollars to well over 2K in money to get Demetrios to his goal. I like that the man adds a little addendum to his post, noting that he doesn't want to creep Betty White out and instead simply wants to help her if she wants to be helped. In the meantime, the Spartanburg Little Theater will get any of the money donated by fans of the campaign. It's a really amusing campaign to raise money for his local theater group that capitalizes on the hook that we don't want to lose Betty White next. As a comedienne herself, we believe Betty White would probably approve.

Most fundraisers don't have a concept that's quite this clever, and if you'd like to donate money yourself, you can head to the page, here. On a more somber note, we have lost a lot of Hollywood and even musical greats this year, from Carrie Fisher to Alan Rickman to David Bowie and Prince and all the Merle Haggards, Leonard Cohens and Antoine Yelchins in between. The year 2016 has been a rather sad one for icons by all accounts, and no one is looking for the former Hot in Cleveland actress to go next.

Betty White isn't doing as much acting as she used to, but she is set to appear in the final season of Bones, which hits the schedule shortly. To find out what else is heading to TV at midseason, take a look at our premiere calendar.

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