Hilarious (And Embarrassing) Failed Celebrity Crowdfunding Campaigns

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Celebrities are not "just like us": They have a wealth of fame and fortune most people will never experience. For this reason, it's even more hilarious and embarrassing to see failed Kickstarters by famous people. Sometimes, when celebrities ask for money to fund a project, the world has to tell them "no thanks." 

One of the most hilarious failed celebrity crowdfunding campaigns involves former teen star Melissa Joan Hart, who tried to raise money to fund a romantic comedy. Another embarrassing failed celebrity crowdfunding campaign comes from the HBO Girls star Zosia Mamet, who never got her Cabin-themed music project off the ground. 

You may have botched a crowdfunding project yourself; if so, you're in good company. Here are some of the funny times stars crowdfunded projects and epically failed. 


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    Creed's Scott Stapp Raises Money For New Album, Fiction Novel

    Creed's Scott Stapp Raises Money For New Album, Fiction Novel
    Photo: VinnieLangdonIIIPhotography / flickr / CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0

    The rock band Creed rose to prominence in the late '90s and early 2000s with songs like "With Arms Wide Open" and "Higher." In 2014, lead singer Scott Stapp tried encouraging people to donate to his four-month Fundly campaign titled "Scott Stapp album 3 & 1st Fiction Novel."

    Not only were many unaware Stapp had two solo albums, but a fiction novel seemed even more out of left field. Fans weren't too apt to reach into their pockets, and the campaign only yielded a little over $500, compared to the desired $480,000.

    • Age: 45
    • Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, United States of America
    1,547 votes
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    1,375 VOTES

    A Debt-Ridden Theresa Guidice's Daughter's Music Video

    A Debt-Ridden Theresa Guidice's Daughter's Music Video
    Video: YouTube

    Theresa Guidice's daughter Gia took to Kickstarter to raise money for her girl band 3KT's next music video, with the goal of $7,500. Sounds simple enough, but when you factor in that the Guidice family is in debt for more than $10 million, it gets complicated. Donors were not so apt to give money to people who already owed money. When the fundraiser ended, it only produced around $900

    • Age: 18
    • Birthplace: New Jersey, United States of America
    1,375 votes
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    501 VOTES

    Uwe Boll's Sequel No One Asked For

    Uwe Boll's Sequel No One Asked For
    Video: YouTube

    There are plenty of movie sequels people would gladly crowdfund. Films like The Goonies could probably collect a lot of money to bring back Chunk and the crew, but what about Postal?

    It's the German director Uwe Boll's psycho-simulator film based on a videogame, and it has a score of 7% on Rotten Tomatoes. Boll started a Kickstarter to fund the sequel, and the incentives were fascinating and terrifying, including an invitation to watch a movie with Boll (which sounds more creepy than anything).

    The project only netted around $30,000 when the goal was $500,000. He didn't quit there, and cancelled the campaign.

    • Age: 53
    • Birthplace: Germany
    501 votes
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    628 VOTES

    Not So 'Good Times' For This TV Reboot

    Not So 'Good Times' For This TV Reboot
    Photo: Good Times / CBS

    Everything is getting rebooted these days. If Full House managed to come back to life and last more than one new season on Netflix, then anything is possible. Despite this, when the cast of Good Times decided to start a Kickstarter for a reunion movie, they overshot their goal.

    Maybe they watched too much Austin Powers in their time off, but asking for a million dollars is kind of outlandish. What doesn't seem outlandish is the fact that they made a little under 1% of their goal. Not-so-good times. 

    628 votes
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    528 VOTES

    Help Orgy Fund Their Next Album

    In the late '90s/early 2000s, funding a new Orgy album might have sounded fun (remember "Blue Monday" and the band's appearances on MTV's TRL?). But more than a decade later? The band lost steam.

    Regardless of logic, that was the goal of Indigogo campaign. Why did it fail? Other than the band's fans being 15 years older and having moved on, it wasn't even the full band, as only lead singer Jay Gordon had shown interest in the project. Only $8,000 were raised when the goal was $100,000.

    528 votes
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    957 VOTES

    Corey Feldman's 'Elev8or 2 Ascension'

    At his height, Corey Feldman was a beloved child star known all across America. Working on films as well-remembered as The Goonies, Stand By Me, and Gremlinsyou might think that there would be thousands of people ready to put their hard-earned dollars behind whatever project the boy adventurer might want to undertake. 

    As it turns out, even the most passionate fans have their limits. This was once again proven true when, in 2016, Feldman launched an Indiegogo campaign titled "Elev8or 2 Ascension: The FeldFanFam Fundraiser."

    If you couldn't figure it out from the campaign title, the purpose of the fundraiser was to raise money for the independent release of Feldman's solo musical endeavor, ANGELIC 2 THE CORE. 

    While you might think that acting was the star's sole passion, Feldman explains:

    Locked deep inside & lying dormant 4 many years, was a burning passion 2 create music! I love writing songs, and I love expressing myself through music. I love producing interesting sounds & creating original beats.

    Despite purportedly being "part pop, part Rock, part EDM, part Hip Hop, and all soul, this album truly has something 4 EVERYBODY!"the campaign was only able to raise around $15,000, a full $85,000 shy of its goal. What's more, the majority of the money was raised from small donations, with no one claiming the reward of a 20 minute Skype call with Feldman in exchange for $1,500. 

    Guess the campaign's phrasing was 2 hip for the Feldfam, even if the record allegedly featured contributions from Snoop Dogg and Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst

    • Age: 47
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    957 votes