Karine Staehle Receives Visa, Destroys Phone Over Hateful Backlash

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Last month, 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days star Karine Staehle flaunted her massive baby bump.

There's more good news: Karine has received her visa!

Unfortunately, it appears that she received such a slew of harassment that she physically destroyed her phone.

Karine Staehle Selfie with Husband Paul

First thing's first.

Karine, who is super pregnant, finally received her visa!

Unlike those who appear on original recipe 90 Day Fiance, stars of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days begin overseas.

Now, however, Karine has her CR-1 spousal visa (not a K-1 visa) and she and Paul are prepared to start their life together as parents.

She is 37 weeks pregnant and, though her baby is underweight, just about ready to pop.

As 90 Day Fiance blogger John Yates jokes, someone bake this woman an apple pie!

Karine Staehle is Very Pregnant

That's super exciting!

Some fans have some questions about how Paul was able to make enough money to secure Karine's visa.

It is speculated that perhaps he and Karine have secured a pay increase from 90 Day Fiance.

(Otherwise ... well, what well-paying jobs do you know that hire convicted arsonists?)

But speaking of money, here is where things became controversial.

Paul and Karine Staehle on Instagram

To celebrate the impending birth of baby Pierre, Paul created a GoFundMe and a PayPal account.

(Yes, yet another 90 Day Fiance star creating yet another GoFundMe account)

The idea is that fans will donate, not to him or to Karine, but to his baby.

You know, like a baby shower, but for strangers and cash-only.

"This is just a way for anyone who would like to send a digital gift to us towards Pierre," Paul explains.

Paul Staehle, Karine Staehle GoFundMe for baby pierre

He goes out of his way to make it clear that this is not comparable to, say, the people begging for money so that they can buy insulin instead of dying.

"If you found this campaign while looking for someone to donate to," Paul says.

He continues: "please look for someone in serious legitimate life or death and donate to them."

In our broken system and nightmarish economic hellscape, there's no shortage of people who match that description.

"If we get zero from this campaign," Paul assures fans. "We will survive and be fine."

Karine Staehle Baby Bump

"This is not a cry for help," he affirms.

"But after a large number of people asked us to create this campaign," Paul explains.

He concludes: "we decided at the last minute to allow those who would like to send a digital gift to be able to."

That sounds extremely reasonable. He set the campaign's "goal" as $1.

As of Friday afternoon, it has raised over $100, raised by five people in one day.

There is no way to tell how much the PayPal may have received.

Karine Staehle destroyed her phone - Paul IG story

Despite Paul being almost uncharacteristically reasonable about setting up those options ...

(Plenty of non-famous people have open donation options, making this way more normal than the time he wore a condom to go swimming)

... apparently he and Karine received a lot of harassment on social medai from their so-called fans.

(To be clear, Paul does not actually explain the source of the harassment; one person joked that maybe it was over Karine's visa photo)

We're sorry about the harassment. We hope that Karine's phone is okay, or that she gets a replacement soon.

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