Kal Penn Turns Troll’s Tweet Into Refugee Fundraiser; Donations Near $200K

Kal Penn, the Harold & Kumar actor who served as a public engagement advisor to President Barack Obama, has turned a troll’s racist tweet into nearly $200,000 for Syrian refugees. Yesterday, Penn – born Kalpen Suresh Modi in Montclair, New Jersey – received a bigoted tweet that said, in part, “you don’t belong in this country you f*cking joke.” Penn responded by starting a Crowdrise fundraising page in the bigot’s honor, and donations started coming immediately. The…

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