Lady Gaga’s dad Joe Germanotta, the owner of the New York City restaurant Joanne Trattoria, asked the public to help support his staff amid the current health crisis.
A GoFundMe page was set up to raise $50,000 to support the staff of the restaurant after 30 employees were laid off. Joe tweeted the link to the page and said, “I’m doing the best I can but we had to close Joanne for the month. Our staff needs some help financial. Any help for our employees will be appreciated.”
The ask was immediately met with criticism online. The tweet has since been deleted and the GoFundMe page has been deactivated.