Would it be okay if I come and ask for money with you without giving anything in return to finance my personal goals/experience? You will definitely hesitate. Everybody knows that such pleas are called Begging.
What if I come and ask for money with you to finance a project that will have a positive impact on the society as well as you will receive something in return for your investment? Most people will not see it as begging and would be inclined to contribute.
Fun fact: Do you know that the beggars are much more genuine than the politicians?
Crowdfunding is begging. If you agree with this then you also agree with “corrupt politicians are thieves and dacoits”.
In the end, it really depends on how the Crowdfunding campaign is raising money. If the campaign is solely focused on personal pleasure/experience or does not return anything for your investment, then you are 100% right.
Have you ever invested in IPO’s? They provide something for your investment so you do not feel like that they are begging.Same thing with crowdfunding. It really depends upon how the campaign is raising money.