He could alternatively just not say anything at all, but I've already said my piece on the matter. People want to act like Nick is a pillar of humanity, and that's fine. Doesn't change my view/opinionAlternately, maybe he honestly doesn't want people to feel obligated to send him money if they can't really afford it. That's what he's said, at least, and he's said the same thing about the GoFundMe... if you can afford to donate, great. If you can't afford to, don't. Neither he nor Vic want fans to send money that they can't afford to spare. Neither he nor Vic are hurting financially enough to have to beg for money that their fans can't afford to give.
And frankly, if that makes paypigs want to support him all the more, then so what? Good for him.