To be fair, she didn’t think anyone would actually take this seriously.
After listing a $12,000 bottle of tears on her merch site, Noah Cyrus probably didn’t think people were actually going to try to buy it. Well, someone tried really really hard. So hard, in fact, that Cyrus had to reimburse an entire GoFundMe campaign.
Following her very public, very melodramatic breakup with Lil Xan, Cyrus did what any smart business woman would do: Create an emotionally-charged merch line. However, her merch line, more specifically a $12K bottle of tears, has caused some trouble. To be clear, the tears were never real. The was never a bottle of Noah Cyrus tears. There probably never will be a bottle of Noah Cyrus tears. It was all a big stunt for social media and news outlets, like us, to latch onto.
However, the singer clearly underestimated the power of scammers and stans on the internet in 2018. If you attempt to buy the tears via the pizzaslime store, your money will automatically be put back into your account. However, user Sad Cyren decided to start a GoFundMe campaign that inevitably would avoid that nice little feature altogether, according to TMZ.
“I LOVE NOAH CYRUS SO MUCH I NEED A BOTTLE OF HER TEARS BUT IT’s $12,000!!!!!!!!!!!!” the description read. “PLEASE HELP ME MAKE MY DREAM COME TRUE AND GET ME TO MY GOAL!!!!!!!!!! IT SAYS ON THE PIZZASLIME STORE THAT IT’S ONLY AVAILABLE FOR 48 HOURS SO PLEASE SHARE THIS SO I CAN GET TO THE GOAL AS FAST AS POSSIBLE!!!!!”
In just 15 hours, eight people donated to Cyren’s cause, bringing the total to $1,240. One person even donated $1,000. At this point, the GoFundMe campaign caught the attention of Cyrus and her team. The campaign is now closed and Cyrus has since offered to reimburse anyone that donated to the GoFundMe. Additionally, anyone who donated was offered a backstage pass to one of Cyrus’ shows.