The potato project dropped from $70,000 to $44,000. But it wasn’t individual donors backing out en masse from the controversial fundraiser — Kickstarter says they cancelled three large donations that couldn’t be verified.
Zack Brown's Kickstarter project for Potato Salad has taken the internet by storm. Then, in just a week, Zack's modest request (his original goal was $10) was multiplied by 7,000, and he became an internet celebrity in the process.
Between Saturday, July 5th and Wednesday July 9th, the funding jumped from $1,000 to $70,000, with 23 days of funding left.
When he reached the $70,000 mark, it was pointed out how steep a tax bill that sort of funding would generate.