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You’re probably aware by now that Kanye West isn’t exactly the most prudent Twitter user.

From declaring that Wiz Khalifa’s baby is actually his own, to asking Mark Zuckerberg to bail him out of debt, he’s definitely left a lot of people with a sour taste in their mouths. But for one man in Florida, it was another one of Kanye’s tweets that put him over the edge. Well, a chain of them, actually:

Besides the fact that Kanye seems to mistake Africa for a country, rather than a continent, he seems to be suggesting here that his supposed $53 million debt is a more worthwhile charitable cause than building schools in poor parts of the region.

We knew the guy was narcissistic and all but really Kanye? That seems extreme, even for him.

Nonetheless, that’s where American copywriter Gabriel Ferrer decided he had seen enough of the star’s self-serving behaviour. He used his savvy computer skills to create a website titled Help Kenya, Not Kanye.

The website displays many Kanye West products you could buy, and then explains how far the same amount of money would go if you instead donated it to Kenya. For example, Kanye West’s Yeezy Boosts go for over $200 in stores, while for only $209.11 you could instead purchase a UNICEF School-In-A-Box that can meet the needs of one teacher and 40 students for three months.

Ferrer doesn’t actually collect any of the money donated himself. Instead, the website links off to 10 different charities that are already helping people in the East African country, including Edmonton-based One Child’s Village.

“It’s been an amazing surprise right out of the blue that we’re part of this campaign,” managing director Todd Lorentz said, after receiving an email from the Help Kenya, Not Kanye campaign.

Ever since, donations have begun to trickle in. You can learn more about the charities in the video above.