Zach Braff Kicks Kickstarter Backlash: ‘I Don’t Have Oprah Money’

Posted on: May 1st, 2013 by ABC News No Comments

CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — While he managed to meet his $2 million goal in a matter of minutes, Zach Braff is also collecting some backlash from people about his asking fans for Kickstarter money to make a movie.

The online reaction was swift, with some wondering why the star of Scrubs and the recent Oz the Great and Powerful, couldn’t pony up the dough himself for a follow-up to his indie hit Garden State.

Braff defended himself to The Los Angeles Times, saying, “People seem to think I have Oprah Winfrey money.  I’ve done well in my career, but I am not sitting on $22 million.”

The actor explained further, “People who don’t like what I’m doing, that’s fine.  That’s the great thing about crowd-sourcing — it’s very pragmatic.  You’re into it or you’re not.  There are obviously a lot of people who like the idea and will support it.  I feel like we’ve all joined this little club and we’re going to make a movie together.”

Depending on how much the 32,000-plus donors gave to his endeavor to date, they’ll receive anything from behind-the-scenes online peeks, to a $10,000 speaking role, the filmmaker promises.

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