As we've reported several times over the past couple years, Tori Spelling is broke.
Mind you, she's not as broke as the families who have suddenly found themselves relying on government stimulus checks to pay this month's rent, but Tori probably didn't imagine that her financial life would be in such a chaotic state at the age of 46.
After all, she was born into a life of wealth and privilege that few could imagine, and yet these days, Spelling is being sued by creditors for hundreds of thousands in unpaid bills.
Tori and husband Dean McDermott were recently forced to downsize their home, moving their five children from a tony estate in Calabasas to a much more modest home in plebe-infested Encino.
If things get any worse, Spelling might have to abandon Whole Foods in favor of Safeway and limit house calls from her ASMR/reiki specialist to one per week.
What we're saying is, Tori and Dean's problems are serious, but not that serious.
They're still celebrity broke, not regular person broke.
And that's one reason that people are up in arms over the news that Tori is trying to cash in on the coronavirus pandemic.
Lots of celebrities are finding creative ways to entertain and connect with fans these days, but most of them are doing it as a free public service.
No, Tori is trying to make a quick buck off of global cabin fever by charging fans nearly a hundred bucks for something called a "virtual meet and greet."
“Can’t wait to do my first ever virtual meet and greet Thursday, April 9 at 5pm PDT," she wrote on Instagram this week.
"Only 20 spots available so reserve your spot now. Link in my bio xoxo.”
Fans who clicked the link were asked to pay a $95 fee to continue.
For obvious reasons, the backlash against this stunt was swift and harsh
"Of course it’s $95 because during a Pandemic we all have that to spare what a bummer…” one fan commented on the post.
“People are doing free concerts and you are charging? How about you do a lottery and do random pics for the winners!!! Please!” another remarked.
It wasn't long before Tori read the writing on the wall and deleted all signs of her failed cash-grab.
That kind of sucks, because she was offering fans the opportunity for something called a "virtual selfie," and now we'll never know what the hell that is.
In the end, of course, it's good that Tori came to her senses and realized how bad it would look if she raked in $2000 bucks from isolated fans just for sipping a glass of wine in front of a webcam.
But hey, if that sounds like something you would be interested in, it might not be too late to sign up!
Sure, the link has been removed from Tori's Instagram page, but we're sure if you slide into her DMs and offer her a cool hundo to pretend to be friends with you for five minutes, she'll consider the offer.
After all, if things get any worse, she may have to fire her live-in acupuncturist.