If you’ve ever used the phrase ‘on fleek’, pay up.
Because the creator of the phrase – the person who you have to thank for all your fleek-themed compliments – hasn’t made any money from creating a key part of our social language. And that’s a damn shame.
Peaches Monroee, the woman who introduced ‘on fleek’ to the world in one glorious Vine, has just launched a GoFundMe page to start her own line of cosmetics and hair products.
‘Everyone has used the phrase/word but I haven’t received any money behind it or recognition,’ write Peaches on the page.
‘I want to start a cosmetic line and hair line; But I don’t have any money to do so. Maybe this can help me with my wishes and dreams.’
Peaches has a point.
Despite coining a phrase that’s infiltrated every corner of the internet and popular culture, Peaches hasn’t made any money from her genius.
‘On fleek’ has been printed on T-shirts made by major brands, rapped by Nicki Minaj, and mentioned in multiple big money advertising campaigns. Other people are making money from ‘on fleek’ – so why can’t Peaches?
While some people have slammed Peaches for asking for money, the wide majority of the internet have rallied behind her, taking to Twitter to encourage anyone who’s ever used the phrase to contribute towards Peaches campaign.
And we reckon everyone should.
Peaches is responsible for all the times someone has told you your eyebrows are on fleek. She’s responsible for a whole load of Vine-based joy. If you’ve ever said ‘on fleek’, laughed at someone else saying it, or sung along to ‘Feeling Myself’, you should thank Peaches by helping her follow her dream.