Its a controversial subject and yes everyone makes their own decisions in life. This guy was trying to make a brand for himself thru his website and social media not to turn pro. Theres alot of people online doing the exact same thing. The guy tried and failed. Personally I dont wish anyone failure in what they want to accomplish.
This sport isnt the brightest nor the best paying. Many bodybuilders sell steroids illegally to fund their hobby or sport. At least he didnt take the road of Nick T and the other Gay 4 pay bodybuilders selling their ass to keep buying juice and selling it giving a bad name for the sport. This guy produced free content and articles for his fans and tried to monetize what he could but yeah hes not going to be rich off it and its his choice. Hes living with his choices now and he has a fan base that enjoyed and benefited from his content. Now hes using that fanbase to address an issue and it was suggested to him by those fans to ask for financial help.
As far as veterans not fundraising or asking for handouts? WTF? Plenty of veterans and their families have taken to social media to raise money to cover expenses for injuries and deaths. VA is a shithole with a lot of problems and why there are so many non-profit veteran organizations out there.
Theres plenty of scams online for fund raising and off course plenty of legit organizations that dont give shit back to what they are supposed to. Susan B Anthony Race for the Cure? Goodwill? Just a couple off my back. Yet when friends and family push them no one is jumping on there talking about the shit they pull. Maybe this guy has the money, maybe he doesnt. Is $5-$10 out of my life going to hurt me? Nope. But its still my choice to donate.
If you have a problem with this guys issues and it bothers you that much then thats on you. Whatever your personal issues are just that. Yours.