Some VMA Nominees Can’t Afford To Go To The VMAs — So This One Decided To Crowdfund His Tickets!
A music video can’t be made without a director. So you’d think an award show dedicated to music videos would actually invite the individuals who brought the video to life — but sadly, that’s not what MTV thinks!
Because soon after, he learned that he wasn’t even invited to attend the Miley Cyrus-hosted event! Aside from the musical artists and presenters, MTV offers Video Music Awards tickets only to those who are individually nominated in the Best Director category!
The Contracted 2 director learned that if he really wanted to go, he could buy a ticket — for $450 to $800 a pop! Not having that kind of money to throw around, Forbes is trying to crowdfund his way to the VMAs!
On Saturday, he set up a GoFundMe page as a “social experiment” with a goal of raising $1,300 for tickets for himself and his pregnant wife, a killer suit, and an Uber to the Microsoft Theater at LA Live! He wrote:
“If I could get a bunch of people to donate a few bucks apiece I just might have a shot at going to this silly thing. And if I go, I’m not just going for myself, I’m going as a champion for the little guy. The outsider goofball who wasn’t invited to his own party. I represent every little guy with a dream, hoping for a shot at the big leagues. Is that too grandiose? Perhaps, but it’s worth a shot.”
His inspiring message worked! Forbes quickly exceeded his goal and has currently collected over $2,300 in donations! Check out his campaign video (below):
And look for Josh when you watch the VMAs on Sunday, August 30 at 9pm ET!
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