by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes, Entertainment, Music, People
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May I present to you our newest “Douchebag of the Year” nominee.

Martin McCann of London thought it would be a wise move to scoop up the domain AmyWinehouseFoundation.com a week after the pop singer’s tragic death at age 27. When her family asked permission to use the domain to properly channel charitable donations, he flatly refused. The UK Sun tracked the guy down this week, and when confronted as to why he was doing this, McCann gave this classy answer:

“Detach yourself from emotions and think business,” McCann said. “I’m not exploiting anything yet. I’ve just bought some domain names. Anybody could have. It only takes the click of a mouse.”

Sure, anybody can purchase a domain name, but only total a**holes do it to make money off a dead celebrity’s philanthropy potential.

Amy’s father, Mitch, called the guy a d**khead (which I think was pretty generous) after the guy requested cash for the domains. In response, McCann said, ”I’m not the d**khead,” he said. “The d**khead is sitting over there without the name in his possession,” adding that he registered the name after a different Amy Winehouse. Riiigghhhtt.

Douche.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://www.estime-moi.fr Jess

    omg how can he sleep the night ?

  • http://AnarchistRevolt.com Andy Carloff

    Another movie star has so much sex and drugs that they die, oh man, that’s soooo tragic. It’s a really tragic state of society. Now LET’S EXPLOIT IT AND MAKE IT NECESSARY!!!