Odiase is one of two valedictorians at Fisk University, a historically black college in Nashville, Tennessee.
Move over Amanda Palmer, Zach Braff is the latest Kickstarter darling — the actor recently raised more than $2 million on the site for a film called “Wish I was Here.”
Director David Fincher and comedian Whoopi Goldberg have also had success on Kickstarter.
But some are upset that celebrities will overshadow budding entertainers and entrepreneurs. The hashtag #dontruinkickstarter has been making the rounds.
Boston University Professor of Mass Communications John Carroll explained the sentiment to Here & Now‘s Robin Young.
“Why are you using other people’s money and the potential of taking it away from other projects, from start ups from indie filmmakers, who really don’t have the resources,” he said.