Photo: via Tracy Kiss
If you were planning to raise money for your favorite charity by offering topless photos of yourself, stop right now. Apparently, this type of fundraising is frowned upon by quite a few of the more popular crowdfunding sites.
According to Death and Taxes, a model named Tracy Kiss ran into this problem when she launched a campaign to raise money for various charities on GoFundMe. For people who were willing to donate at least $15, the model was offering up some pretty salacious topless shots. As you’ll see below, she made sure to censor the images, but GoFundMe wasn’t having it and brought the campaign to a screeching halt.
Understandably, this sort of exchange violates the terms of service on GoFundMe, so the model’s campaign was only able to raise about $1,500 of its $15,000 goal before it was removed from the site entirely.
After a bit of scrambling from crowdfunding site to crowdfunding site, Kiss was able to find a permanent home for it on Crowdfunder. According to her blog, she was able to retrieve all of the money she had raised before the previous campaigns were ended. And on the plus side, this whole saga has given her campaign quite a bit of press, so she should have no problem reaching her target amount by the time all is said and done.