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Internet trolls prevent Jack White from listening to Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” for 75 hours straight

on October 17, 2015, 8:02pm

Jack White, a 23-year-old man from Southampton, UK, not to be confused with the prolific Third Man rocker of the same name, recently set forth on a rather ambitious undertaking.

Hoping to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, White planned to listen to Rick Astley’s Rickrolling anthem “Never Gonna Give You Up” for 75 hours straight. If you’re wondering, that equals out to about 2,500 spins of the song.

However, just eight hours into his journey, White waved the white flag, citing abusive Internet trolls who harassed both he and his seven-year-old nephew (who suffers from Type 1 diabetes).

White’s brother James ultimately took over the challenge, also promising to not speak, bathe, or eat anything except porridge, rice, and water. However, it appears he’s instead done his own bit of Rickrolling, as viewers of the live stream are met by nothing but complete silence.

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