Don't hate me because I'm rich: US uni student

Don't hate me because I'm rich: US uni student

She is 20, rich and apparently makes no attempt to hide it.

Miss Rachael Sacks wrote an essay demanding that poor people stop making her feel bad because she's rich, Mail Online reported.

"I am sorry that I was born into great financial circumstances and my father likes to provide for me.

"I am sorry I don't have to go to a state school to save my parents money.

What do you want from me?" the New York university student wrote in an essay for Thought Catalog, a digital magazine known for its smart and creative writing.

Her essay was titled "I'm Not Going to Pretend That I'm Poor To Be Accepted By You".

It then went on to read: "People shouldn't make others feel bad about their own personal finances. How people spend their money is their own choice."

Miss Sacks described how a cashier at a local grocery store in an upscale New York neighbourhood was unfriendly because she was carrying a large shopping bag from the high-end brand, Mulberry.

She said: "It just seems really petty and makes you look bitter and unhappy with your own life if you are casting nasty glares at college girls in Gristedes (supermarket) because you're a cashier."

Within hours, she was flooded with deriding, mocking comments from people who didn't appreciate her take on wealth.

"Yes, let's all pity and feel bad for poor, judged, not smiled at," one Twitter user commented sarcastically.

Another comment on her essay said: "What a spoiled brat. Your parents did a horrible job of raising you.

The level of entitlement in this article is mind blowing. No one is born spoiled, entitled, and snobbish."

Miss Sacks responded in fury on Twitter, posting: "I've been dealing with b****** since the third grade.

"I'm just an obnoxiously loud voice of idiocy amongst billions."

Gossip site Gawker piled on with a post headlined "Rich Girl Not Going To Pretend She's Not Rich Just To Make Poors Happy".

As a photographer took pictures of her near her West Village apartment, she told the New York Daily News: "I'm, like, waiting for someone to come up to me (on the street) and spit in my face."

She added: "This attention is... I like it, but I half don't like it at the same time."

Miss Sacks attends the private Eugene Lang Liberal Arts College at the New School in Manhattan.

With tuition and fees totalling nearly US$40,000 (S$50,000) a year and annual cost of attendance estimated at more than US$61,000, it has been ranked as one of the most expensive colleges in the US.

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