Ansel Elgort helps raise £185,000 for hospital fundraiser with nude Instagram picture

Elgort’s picture has now been deleted for breaching Instagram’s nudity guidelines

Ansel Elgort posts nude instagram post to help raise money for coronavirus relief

Ansel Elgort used a nude photo to help raise thousands of dollars for medical professionals during the coronavirus pandemic.

On Tuesday, the Baby Driver star sent fans wild as he shared the professionally shot picture to his Instagram, captioning the post: “OnlyFans LINK IN BIO.”

While Elgort referenced the subscription service often used by adult performers to sell naked photos or homemade pornography, the link in his bio actually sent fans to a GoFundMe set up by fellow actor Jeffrey Wright.

The fundraising page is raising money for keyworkers on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus at a selection of hospitals and medical centres across New York.

In the hours before Instagram took the picture down for inappropriate content, thousands of dollars were donated to the page, with the current total sitting above $211,000 (£185,000).

Thanking donors on his Instagram Story, Elgort said: “Hey you guys, I just wanted to say thanks so much, look how much everybody’s raised.”

“I don’t know how much is from the post, but it seems like a lot of people have been giving in the last few hours. So thanks a lot, looks like it was worth it.”

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