Whitney Port is asking for money.
Er, from us. Regular people. TO FUND HER FASHION SHOW.
She's gone on a website called Indiegogo, a crowd funding site, that basically lets you post a video making a pitch to ask for contributions. And Whitney is asking for the public to fund her New York fashion show, as reported on Jezebel.
'Cause you know, she's so poor and hard done by, she's never been in a privileged position at all and unlike other folk who have to try and make a living and launch their business dream the hard way, on their own, without have a public audience and might really deserve a bit of help, Whitney has never earned $20,000 an episode for a reality TV show.
Oh hang on a second, she HAS INDEED earned $20,000 per ep of The Hills, before scoring her OWN REALITY SHOW, The City, which launched her namesake fashion label to an adoring audience.
This from a girl who probably gets gifted clothes, shoes, handbags and other things that we all work hard to buy. She now wants money for her business. From us. So she can make more money.
In return, you'll get stuff from her, which range from a thank you on her Facebook page, to a ticket to the show (you'll have to contribute $450 for that one).
So. Thoughts? Should Whitney be able to fund her business through her fanbase or should she have to raise money the good ol, hard way - investors, banks, family?
I think for a girl already in a much better position than most people could ever hope to be (she has product endorsements for chrissakes) for earning money, it's a bit rich ('scuse the pun) to ask the public for some extras, y'know?