Sylvester Stallone's Kickstarter backlash
Like many directors, John Herzfeld decided he could go to Kickstarter to help finance his new movie, Reach Me.
Unlike other directors, Herzfeld recruited one of the most famous movie stars in the world, Sylvester Stallone, to explain why fans should pony up $250,000 to get the film completed.
"Coming to Kickstarter for John is a great move because he is a filmmaker for the people, by the people, and he makes films that are really enjoyable and understandable, about everyday situations that you can identify with," Stallone says in the pitch. "Reach Me is an incredible film. I'm telling you, it is something that is remarkable and it just needs a little finishing touch, and you guys can help provide that."
That caused a couple of YouTube contributors to take to the Internet to express their outrage over Stallone going to the people to get funding for his latest movie when he's worth a reported $275 million.
The first guy, who identifies himself as the Archfiend, gets practically apopletic over Sly's e-begging.
That tends to happen to those who spend too many hours hunched over a computer and not enough time out in the sunshine.