#WeLoveYouTara has been trending on Twitter after actress and comedian Tara Flynn said she ‘cannot accept’ the €7,812 holiday fund gifted to her after the referendum result on Sunday.
The money was crowdfunded for her by Yes supporters as a thank you for her enormous part in the 8th amendment referendum.
“Tara Flynn is the absolute hero of the Repeal campaign who has fought tirelessly and sacrificed so much so we can now live in this new Ireland,” Shauna Scott (@sexsiopa) wrote as she set up the fundraiser.
“Let’s send her on a holiday, like a really nice one with cocktails, massages and one of those infinity pools”.
Tara then tweeted to say that she was “morto” and could not accept the money raised because “other people need it more”.
The page has since received backlash which led to the 47-year-old reinstating that she couldn’t accept the money and said she’s asked the organisers to refund the money to the donors.
She also suggested two charities that she always tries to support in case donors would like to donate to those crowdfunds instead.
#WELOVEYOUTARA has since began to trend on Twitter
I have endless love and respect @TaraFlynn She is courage, compassion, dignity, love and humanity at its best personified. The crap she had endured as a result of her courage is sickening. I know she is taking a SM break, but let’s get #WeLoveYouTara trending. Show the love! pic.twitter.com/2cyKqufn1j— Colm O'Gorman (@Colmogorman) May 28, 2018
Some people are born for greatness, others have it thrust upon them. You are a hero, brave when others weren’t able and a voice for the silent. Thank you. ❤️#WeLoveYouTara— Niamh O’Stay-At-Home-Again (@puddingnbiscuit) May 28, 2018
Don't forget that @taraflynn has a fantastic new book out with @IrishPublisher. Go out and get yourselves and everyone you know a copy. I'd love to see it hit the bestseller charts in every bookshop in the country https://t.co/nghfKEH319 #WeLoveYouTara #ragein #RepealedThe8th— Jacq Murphy (@bibliojacq) May 29, 2018
I know! 💡— Lise Hand (@liseinthecity) May 28, 2018
Let’s name a Hill after her...oh
Tara inspired us, empowered us, she made us laugh, made us cry, and kept us going during the referendum. She did all that from under a barrage of abuse. She’s a superstar! #WeLoveYouTara— Dr. Nicola Fox Hamilton (@foxnic) May 28, 2018