Update 5:04 p.m.: Max Sidorov just can't make up his mind about whether not he wants residual money and attention after raising more than $300,000 for the bullied bus monitor Karen Klein.
As Buzzfeed's John Hermann reports, that independent fundraising page set up for Sidorov has since been deleted. And Sidorov has also taken down the post where he linked to his fundraising page and book link, and added this new update on Karen's donation page:
Original: Since we reported on bullied bus monitor Karen Klein's exposure to the best and worst of humanity yesterday afternoon, people have donated more than $150,000 in her honor--a number we expect to only grow thanks to Klein's morning show rounds today. But it now looks like her white knight is trying to cash on Klein's viral fame.
Max Sidorov a.k.a. Reddit user heavyballsareheavy a.k.a the good Ukrainian Samaritan who set up the donation fund for the bullied Klein now has his own donation page with about $1,300 in the bank at the moment. He didn't start the appeal himself, but he's certainly embraced his own pledge drive by (with shades of those Invisible Children Kony kids) promoting a diet book he wrote. There's just something that doesn't sit well with promoting your own cause off of the "goodwill" you were doing: