Star says he will never talk to the publication again
Gaby Whitehill

14:32 20th December 2013

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Dev Hynes has hit out at a Guardian article that criticized the funds raised for the singer following a devastating fire that destroyed his apartment, calling the piece "disgusting".

Hynes, best known for his work under the alias Blood Orange, said he was "so hurt" by the article, originally titled 'Dev Hynes' puppy sob story has left me burnt out' (it's now been changed to 'Why celebrity crowdfunding has little appeal'. The piece branded the incident, which destroyed "everything" in the musician's apartment on December 17 and killed his dog, "an undignified charity case", criticising the large funds raised by fans and friends to help Hynes.

The article, which appeared on the Guardian's Comment is Free section, has been branded as "mean-spirited" and "a low blow" by fans, pointing out the singer's recent blog post admitting the $24,402 raised by supporters made him "uncomfortable" and that he'd be donating the proceeds to charity. 

Now, Hynes himself has responded to the piece - and unsurprisingly isn't very happy, even severing his relationship with the publication. "This is disgusting. I'm so hurt. I want to go on the record and say I will never talk to the Guardian ever again, I want nothing I ever make to be on their website, or in their magazine," he wrote on his Facebook page. "Please pull the interview I did recently. I don't want it to come out." 

The fundraising page, which was started by Hynes' girlfriend Samantha Urbani's mother, has now been pulled at the singer's request.

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