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2016 ABC Upfront at David Geffen Hall Featuring: Kal Penn Where: New York, New York, United States When: 18 May 2016 Credit: C.Smith/WENN.com

A troll told Kal Penn he didn't belong in America. So Penn raised $270K in his name.


A troll told actor Kal Penn he "didn't belong in this country." 

Penn responded in the most charitable way possible. He started a crowdfunding page to raise money for Syrian refugees - all in the name of the troll. As of about 2 p.m. Eastern time, the page had raised about $270,000.

Specifically, the page is in the name of "The Dude Who Said I Don't Belong In America."

Here's Penn's first announcement.

We are better than the hateful people who tell us we don't belong...We will turn their bigotry, along with the President's, into love.
Kal Penn

The "Designated Survivor" star's initial goal was $20,000 for the International Rescue Committee, which supports refugees.  Clearly, he's far exceeded that goal. 

Here's how excited he was for $30,000. 

And here's how shocked he was for $250,000.

He seemed impressed by the donor names.

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