Michael Jackson‘s mother, Katherine Jackson, has apparently stopped the online funding for a documentary about her son and is issuing refunds.
According to the New York Daily News, the producer of Remembering Michael, Kirk Schenck, says, “Mrs. Jackson’s motive for this project is to present a side of Michael Jackson no one has ever seen. She put a stop to the crowdsourcing financing plan the moment she saw Michael’s fans felt it was misguided.” The campaign on Fundanything.com was reportedly halted on December 20.
A representative for the film says more than 60 refunds have been issued because Mrs. Jackson “felt this financing route sent the wrong message to fans,” according to the Daily News. Plans for the film will continue, however, with alternative financing.
Mrs. Jackson announced the project December 16 on ABC’s Good Morning America, saying it would feature rare interviews with Michael’s three children — Blanket, Prince, and Paris. The goal then was to raise $3.2 million, with some of the interviews with Michael’s children available for viewing on the Fund Anything website as an enticement to donate.
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