A filmmaker who is raising $2.1 million for the making of a TV movie about abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell – in prison on multiple murder convictions — is claiming on a massive billboard near Kickstarter’s offices that, due to an alleged political bias, the crowdfunding company attempted to censor his project.
Phelim McAleer is co-producing the movie, called Gosnell, and had intended on using Kickstarter for his crowdfunding campaign, but switched to IndieGoGo at the last moment because, he says, Kickstarter was insisting on changes to the wording of his campaign and engaging in other delay tactics. In the end, Kickstarter approved the project but stipulated, as it says is customary, that McAleer agree to allow the company to yank the project from its site if anything “objectionable” was added to its web presence.
The billboard, which went up a half-mile from Kickstarter’s New York headquarters Wednesday, contains the text “Kicked out by Kickstarter” and, “To Kickstarter – We Say … ‘You Stink At Censorship!’” (More @ The Hollywood Reporter)
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