Warning: this post contains graphic images.
In the wake XXXTentacion’s brutal murder on Monday, reactions are predictably polarized. Fans the rapper’s music are mourning the loss a talented musician, while critics are wondering whether XXXTentacion is better f dead. Shortly after his death, gruesome pictures the rapper’s girlfriend circulated, raising questions about whether this talented guy was simply a monster.
Now, a group XXXTentacion critics are doing something unexpected. Since the fatal shooting, the rapper’s battered ex-girlfriend has received thousands for reconstructive eye surgery as grim pictures came to light.
The above image started going viral on Tuesday, roughly 24 hours after XXXTentacion’s death.
It became a top-ranked post, with commenters wondering if the world was celebrating the legacy a violent and deranged animal. Given that Ayala was repeatedly getting brutalized by her boyfriend, it’s unclear when this photo was taken.
Even worse is that XXXTentacion (whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy) was assaulting Ayala while she was pregnant with his child. He even threatened to kill her, multiple times. After one particularly violent assault recently, Ayala was punched so hard that she developed problems with her vision.
XXXTentacion was fighting felony charges on aggravated battery on a pregnant victim, false imprisonment, strangulation, and witness tampering.
Now, Ayala has opened a GoFundMe campaign to pay for reconstructive eye surgery. As Wednesday morning (June 20th), the campaign has already raised about $35,000, with more funds likely.
In the campaign, Ayala attaches a detailed examination from an eye specialist.
She initially asked for $25,000, but an outpouring support has caused that goal to be greatly exceeded.
The effort started back in late 2016, and we’re unclear if Ayala has already been able to start the surgery. Here’s the description that Ayala initially posted:
october, 2016: there’s two fractures in my left eye socket due to an aggressive hit, along with nose and jaw fractures. since these bones are fractured they’re piercing into the back my eyeball causing damage to an optical nerve and my eye itself. the left side my face has lost some sensation, i cannot feel my upper lip on the left side, and same for my upper teeth on the left side. and as for my left eye’s vision, it’s diminishing as the days go by. it’s crucial i get the surgery otherwise my eyeball will die and the nerve connecting my lip/cheek and teeth will eventually die as well. i’d appreciate anything, this is a very strenuous obstacle that has been put into my hands. also could use money towards my living situation and food. thank you.
A quick look at the GoFundMe campaign shows an outpouring this week, thanks to the publicity surge surrounding XXXTentacion’s death. Sadly, that may be the trigger for the donation surge. Hopefully it’s not too late.