Communities in Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the north of England have been battling with heavy rain and severe flooding over the Christmas period.
Hebden Bridge, in the Upper Calder Valley, was one of the worst-affected towns in Yorkshire.
Liam Cox, a Hebden Bridge resident, went viral on Facebook earlier this week when he replied to a Facebook post about Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher donating $1 million to charities supporting Syrian refugees.
The actors were criticised by some for not supporting people in the UK suffering from the floods.
I live in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, one of the worst affected areas hit by the floods. It's shit, everything has gotten really wet.
However...I'm alive. I'm safe. My family are safe. We don't live in fear. I'm free. There aren't bullets flying about. There aren't bombs going off. I'm not being forced to flee my home and I'm not being shunned by the richest countries in the world or criticised by its residents.
All you morons vomiting your xenophobia on here about how money should only be spent 'on our own' need to look at yourselves closely in the mirror. I request you ask yourselves a very important question...am I a decent and honourable human being? Because home isn't just the UK, home is everywhere on this planet.
Rather than condemn a kind gesture by a man who's entitled to do what he wants with his own money, why don't you DEMAND that your government donate the costs of a single British missile to the flood victims??
Get a grip, grow up and and start looking outwards rather than inwards, it's easy if you try.
His comment was liked more than 1,000 times and set off a huge debate on Facebook.
It didn't just end on Facebook, either. A screengrab of the full message was retweeted thousands of times when it was posted on Twitter.
BuzzFeed News has reached out to Cox for comment.
Matthew Champion is a deputy world news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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