Instagram couple raising $11k to travel refuse to work, but woman's mother works two jobs to fund their lavish lifestyle
Catalin Onc and his wife Elena Engelhardt are trying to raise $11,000 for their next trip to Africa in July
An Instagram couple, who has their lavish and carefree lifestyle funded by the woman's hard working mom, is now asking people for money to be able to fund their "celebration of life" holiday.
Catalin Onc and his wife Elena Engelhardt chronicle their trips on their aspirational Instagram page another_beautiful_day.
Ever since the couple set up their account in 2017, they have managed to amass 34,000 followers and have shared photos of their trips to Indonesia, France, Italy, and New Zealand.
However, the German couple's plans for their next adventure have caused a stir.
Catalin and Elena reportedly want to cycle on a tandem bike from their home country to Africa in July.
But because neither of them has a job, and because they no longer want to rely on Catalin's mother to fund their lifestyle by working two jobs, they have turned to the public for financial support.
The pair have set up a GoFundMe page asking for €10,000 ($11,240) to embark on the trip.
According to Catalin and Elena, the adventure is worthy of external funding because of the positive impact it would have on their Instagram followers. "We could write a long text about mental health or global warming," the couple explained on the fundraising page.
They continued, "We could tell you about following your dreams, or how important stepping out of your comfort zone is. We could tell you how beautiful traveling is, and it’s benefits or the fact that most news doesn’t match reality. But we’re going to show you! Less talking more action."
Even though the famous couple is undeniably busy when it comes to going on holidays and posting photos on their Instagram account, their activeness seems questionable when it comes to getting a job.
So much so that they have themselves said that getting a job would be "detrimental" to their lifestyle.
"Some will just tell us to get jobs, like everyone else and stop begging. But when you have the impact we do on others' life, getting a job is not an option," they wrote. "We could model and make fast money, but we don't want to advertise consumerism. A normal job at this point would be detrimental."
As per the Mirror, the couple has already raised €200 ($225) through six donors for their "huge adventure".
Meanwhile, they have stirred up a huge amount of resentment amongst those who object to their unusual means of money making.
One woman wrote on the page: "Here's an idea—how about you get jobs (like the rest of us) and fund it yourselves? You could even gift some of the money you make to those less fortunate than you."