"Kickstarter is not an intrusive technology. It’s not as if Braff were knocking on doors or harassing pedestrians on the street. For whatever reason, people want to give Braff money. They are actively seeking out the opportunity to do so, fully aware that they’ll receive no return on the investment."
Chuck Klosterman, New York Times
Was It Ethical for Zach Braff to Take to Kickstarter?
The question isn’t ethics. The question is about power and the ability to produce, control and disseminate narratives. The question is one about the access to capital, crowd sourcing and the ways in which folks who have ACCESS to capital want to crowd sourcing money too. The wonderful Toni Morrison has said “Just because someone has the power to do something doesn’t mean they have the right too.”
reading shit like this grinds me deeply
marginalized/oppressed people struggle to get funding for their grassroots initiatives, their independent movies, whatever they are trying to accomplish to create more representation and media for themselves
and meanwhile Zach Braff gets funding to produce a movie when he’s already a wealthy actor simply because he didn’t want to loose creative control. and this article is like “if people wanted to give him money we shouldn’t complain cause its not unethical”