If you’ve ever yearned for a watercolor portrait of your dog painted by John Lithgow, there’s no need to beg — you can have it.
That is, if you’re willing to shell out thousands of dollars for a good cause.
Celebrities are offering up their time, precious memorabilia, and, uh, lesser-known talents, to raise money as part of the Union Solidarity Coalition, a charity that was set up this year to financially support Hollywood crew members who are out of work due to the writers strike, Variety reported.
TV and film writers, and more recently, actors, are on strike over pay and working conditions. The Union Solidarity Coalition explains on its website that it’s raising funds for unionized crew members because the ongoing strikes are putting many workers in the entertainment industry at risk of not qualifying for health insurance next quarter.
So, to make sure out-of-work crew members can get the medical care they need, the coalition got famous folks to offer up some goods and services on eBay. The online auction opened for bids on Tuesday evening and runs through Sept. 22.
But a few celebs have decided to offer some truly bananas services: Lena Dunham promises to paint a mural in your home,Natasha Lyonne will help you solve The New York Times Sunday Crossword, and Adam Scott is willing to walk your dog for an hour.
As you can imagine, when the news hit X, formerly Twitter, people had some very funny things to say about these auctions.
— Hagby 🦦 (@abbyinthealps) September 14, 2023
Inevitably, the more outrageous celebrity offerings also sparked a meme, with social media users imagining what they’d like their favorite celebrity to auction off.
Best part? Unlike participating in the auction itself, reading people’s hilarious auction ideas is totally free. Check them out below!
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— Keith Goulette 🪦 (@keithgdesigns) September 14, 2023
— Tom Zohar (@TomZohar) September 13, 2023
— ere (@cilleon) September 14, 2023
— Jessi 🐞 (@takiawase_) September 14, 2023
— bobz. (@boujeebx) September 14, 2023
— lissy (@babeygirlmac) September 14, 2023
— myesha thee stallion (@myeshachou) September 14, 2023
— Rachel (@weltonandwadds) September 14, 2023
— twilight renaissance | fanpage (@twilightreborn) September 14, 2023
— mm (@Maroonmenacee) September 14, 2023