Kyrie Irving brought flat-earth truthing to the main stage earlier this year and even got a bunch of middle schoolers on board with the conspiracy. On Monday, Irving finally admitted he was just trolling with his flat-earth comments, because apparently making everyone think you’re an idiot is a joke on someone else. As the new Celtics star steps down, it’s time for rapper B.o.B to assume his place.
B.o.B. publicized his belief in a flat earth when he got into a Twitter feud with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson last year.
Now he’s doubling down by starting a GoFundMe campaign to prove the planet’s shape by launching satellites into space. Here’s the campaign’s official description:
What’s up guys! Help support B.o.B purchase and launch one, if not multiple, satellites into space. He’s donated 1k to the cause to get it going, and will be keeping you updated with step-by-step documentation of the process! Help B.o.B find the curve!
B.o.B. kicked things off with a $1,000 donation to himself, and in four days he’s received less than $800 from the public.
The campaign’s stated goal is $200,000, which doesn’t seem like enough money to launch a satellite. But you can afford hundreds of physics textbooks with that cash and get much smarter!