Grimes Says No To The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Grimes decided to go a different route for her nomination

The #ALSIceBucketChallenge has taken the entire world by storm. Everyone from your grandmother to your favourite musician has taken part to raise funds and awareness for ALS. When something goes this viral there is always a generous amount of backlash, and Grimes has decided to do things her own way.

After being nominated for the challenge, Grimes accepted, but will not be donating to the ALS foundation due to their animal testing. Instead she made a donation to the Malala Fund, an organization that uses education to empower girls worldwide.

She took to her Tumblr to issue the following statement:

Richie is probably the nicest and coolest person I’ve ever met so I can’t really refuse him. However, I would like to say that I don’t feel great about wasting water in this California drought, but I will donate money.

However I will not donate money to this foundation because of their record of testing on animals, but I will donate money to the Malala Fund because education is the key to ending almost every issue that faces humanity and our world today. Yep yep!

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