Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/05/03/fotw/

Impoverished net user slams 'disgusting' quid-a-day hack

'You insult those living in poverty'

By Lester Haines

Posted in SPB, 3rd May 2013 08:04 GMT

FoTW Since Monday, this hack has been subsisting on just £1 a day for food, in support of the charity Malaria No More UK.

The "Live Below the Line" challenge is an imperfect exercise, to be sure, but is nobly intended as "an innovative awareness and fundraising campaign that's making a huge difference in the fight against extreme poverty".

Or maybe not, according to one "saintcroix", who popped up in Reg forums* earlier this week to protest:

The rich and well to do have no clue what poverty is. I live in it every day of my life, as do many others. I live on Ramon noodles and chicken with peas and various spices, EVERY DAY, not just 5 days.

Did you think you were doing something meaningful? You insult those living in poverty. You are disgusting, and as usual just grabbing headlines so the world can see how wonderful you are.

I can't speak for the others, however , I say, The Emperor is not wearing any clothes.

Charming. We're pleased to see that while saintcroix's diet is indeed a pretty lamentable state of affairs, he/she hasn't been deprived of that most basic human need: an internet connection. Cake? Let them eat Gmail. ®

Bootnote

* As a new user, saintcroix's comments required moderation. The above outburst was moderated straight into the bin.