15 Ridiculous Celeb Crowdfunding Campaigns: From Kanye To Björk And Beyond

Celebrities’ crowdfunding dreams dashed: Kanye, Björk, Sylvester Stallone, and more.
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…

Support the End Times: pay for a Nicolas Cage movie sequel!

Celebrity Crowdfunding Donate for a chance to co-star with NICOLAS CAGE. Paul Lalonde started a crowdfunding campaign to finance the sequel to the 2014 Left Behind film, offering perks such as speaking roles and characters named after dedicated fans who want to spread the message of the End Times. CRACKED

Samuel Goldwyn Films

The Washington Post

"Help Sylvester Stallone finish his movie - rewards include a PDF and your own song."

Celebrity Crowdfunding Help SYLVESTER STALLONE finish his movie. John Herzfeld used Kickstarter to raise $250,000 to finish his movie Reach Me, which stars Stallone, Danny Aiello, and Lauren Cohan. Depending on the level of support, backers can receive rewards ranging from a PDF of the script to having a song included in the movie. CRACKED

Seraphim Films Inc.

The Verge

Shemar Moore’s ’The Bounce Back’ crowdfunding: desperately optimistic?

Celebrity Crowdfunding Help SHEMAR MOORE reach his crowdfunding goal - or else. Moore moved his fundraising campaign for his film The Bounce Back from Kickstarter to Indiegogo, where he can use whatever money Is pledged even if he doesn't meet his goal. Не is offering incentives to fans who donate, and is also putting in his own money to make sure the movie gets made. CRACKED

Ankle Sock & Baseball Pants,
Cima Productions

Los Angeles Times

Help Jeremy Cowart build his dream -- again!

Celebrity Crowdfunding JEREMY COWART's second attempt: same goal, smaller checkbook. The celebrity photographer relaunched a Kickstarter campaign to raise seed money for his humanitarian-focused hotel concept, with a new goal of $300,000 to $400,000. The previous campaign fell short of its $2 million goal. CRACKED

Via The Tennessean

The Tennessean

Zach Braff’s ’crowdfunding’ success: nothing more than a facade?

Celebrity Crowdfunding ZACH BRAFF's movie is funded by fans! (And a financier.) Braff raised $2 million through Kickstarter for his film Wish / Was Here, and secured millions in extra support from a traditional film financier. Braff denied that this changed the picture he initially presented to fans. CRACKED

Focus Features

The Guardian

‘Postal’ sequel: Uwe Boll’s ill-fated plea for cash.

Celebrity Crowdfunding Uncensored sequel to UWE BOLL's flop. Boll canceled his Kickstarter campaign to fund a sequel to the critically panned 2007 film Postal, which he claimed would be totally uncensored and pointing against every political party and every religion. CRACKED

Boll KG

The Independent

Björk’s ‘Biophilia’ Kickstarter flops.

Celebrity Crowdfunding BJÖRK's crowdfunding failure: a sad song. Björk released her Biophilia album-app for Android, two years after its release for Apple's iPad, in order to reach more people. A crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to fund the development of the Android and Windows 8 versions was unsuccessful. CRACKED

One Little Indian Records

The Guardian

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