15 Ridiculous Celeb Crowdfunding Campaigns: From Kanye To Björk And Beyond
Celebrities have long been known for their extravagant lifestyles, but when it comes to crowdfunding campaigns, they can be just as delusional and pathetic. From Kanye West’s failed attempt at becoming a billionaire again with only $5 raised on GoFundMe, to Corey Feldman asking fans for donations in exchange for Sean Astin photos — these 15 ridiculous celebrity crowdfunding attempts are sure to make you laugh!
From Sylvester Stallone offering Skype sessions in return of support towards his movie Reach Me; Scott Stapp claiming he was “broke and homeless” while trying to fund an album project; Björk failing her Biophilia Kickstarter campaign despite its decade-long dream; Kevin Sorbo attempting the impossible task of raising $2.5 million dollars through Indiegogo so that he could star in a Christmas film… The list goes on!
These celebrities’ dreams were dashed by reality: Some had more success than others (Zach Braff managed to raise over two million dollars), yet all ultimately fell short from reaching their goals or expectations. So join us now as we take a look back at these hilarious stories about celebs who tried — and often failed — to crowdfund projects ranging from albums, movies sequels and even humanitarian hotel concepts…
Kanye West’s billionaire-making GoFundMe campaign: a $5 failure.
Support the End Times: pay for a Nicolas Cage movie sequel!
Samuel Goldwyn Films
Corey Feldman’s crowdfunding: Not the way to ascension.
"Help Kevin Sorbo save Christmas -- with only $2.5 million!"
"Help Sylvester Stallone finish his movie - rewards include a PDF and your own song."
Seraphim Films Inc.
"Broke and homeless" Scott Stapp crowdfunding his third album?
The Cabin Sisters’ Kickstarter flops.
Shemar Moore’s ’The Bounce Back’ crowdfunding: desperately optimistic?
Ankle Sock & Baseball Pants,
Help Melissa Joan Hart… or don’t, and miss out on Twitter follows.
DMC’s attempt at crowdfunded hip-hop glory: $100,000 goal -- $5,537 raised.
Darryl Makes Comics,
Help Jeremy Cowart build his dream -- again!
Via The Tennessean
Zach Braff’s ’crowdfunding’ success: nothing more than a facade?
‘Postal’ sequel: Uwe Boll’s ill-fated plea for cash.
Björk’s ‘Biophilia’ Kickstarter flops.
One Little Indian Records