The account creator wonders if it’s ethical for the pastor to wear sneakers for a thousand dollars.
In mid-March, the American launched a profile on Instagram @preachersnsneakers , where he published photos of pastors and church leaders in expensive sneakers, along with the cost of the brand thing.
Profile creator Tyler told BuzzFeed that the idea came to him from boredom. He watched a video of a Christian group and noticed that the vocalist wears rare Yeezy 750 sneakers, which resell for $ 800 (50 thousand rubles). After that, he began to study the outfits of other church leaders and noted that many wear fashionable expensive clothes and shoes.
In his personal account, Tyler posted a photo of the church leader along with the cost of shoes. His friends decided that it was both fun and interesting. Soon he created a separate profile, which, he said, is “open to interpretation.”
Pastor of the church in Greenville (South Carolina) John Gray in sneakers Air Yeezy 2 for 5611 dollars
Pastor of the church in Greenville (South Coraline) Ron Carpenter in sneakers Jordan 1 Retro High for 1099 dollars
Pastor of the church in Miami Rich Wilkerson Jr. in Nike Fear of God sneakers for $ 995
Tyler also noted that if the pastor of the church, where he donates money, wore new Yeezy, then he would be annoyed: make so much money. I believe that pastors should adhere to higher standards because they lead churches where people donate personal money. ”
I am a Christian, have been for a long time, and I believe that church leaders have a higher calling. I began to ask myself: “Is it normal for pastors to wear HYIP or designer clothes?”. I have no answer.creator of @preachersnsneakers
Los Angeles-based pastor Chad Velch (Chad Veach) wrote under his photo with a Gucci bag for almost $ 2,000 (130 thousand rubles) and pants for $ 795 (52 thousand rubles) that he did not pay for any of these things. Soon he deleted the comment and changed the name of his account on Instagram.
Los Angeles-based pastor Chad Welch in pants for $ 795 and with a 1980 Gucci bag
Another church leader in several states, Levi Lusko, complained about the post of @preachersandsneacers for copyright infringement. Tyler was forced to remove the publication, but perezalil it, repostnuv photo from the pastor’s instagram.
The pastor of the Texas church Robert Madu in Balenciaga sneakers for 896 dollars and an Off-White scarf for 255 dollars
Pastor of the Los Angeles Church Chad Velch in sneakers Jodran 1 Redtro High for 2516 dollars
Pastor of the church in Miami Rich Wilkerson Jr. in Nike Fear of God sneakers for 854 dollars
Subscribers thank Tyler for creating an account. “Dude, I can’t fully express my gratitude. Why do priests think they can promote such materialism? I do not understand, ” wrote user @ natehughes55. “I hope that this will make them think,” – noted @jamieworkowski.
Tyler noted that he didn’t create an account to attack church ministers for trending clothes. He regrets that the platform is accessible to the trolls, the attacking pastors, and deletes their comments: “People talk about difficult things that I don’t always like.”
The profile creator stated that regardless of the reaction of the subscribers, he is proud that the account attracted the Christian community: “I don’t want people to decide to abandon their church or faith because of these pastors. But I think it is fair to ask such questions to church leaders. ”