Arguments Against Celebrity Activism

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Celebrity Activism is when an famous person uses his or her image to draw public attention to a particular cause, charity or issue. These famous people must have commitment. Celebrity activism is the growing phenomenon. The first actor Humphrey Bogart protested against the congressional investigation of communism. In 1940 Hollywood rock star and U2 singer Bono’s crusade where on global poverty. This is how many entertainers have attempted to give back to society through charity work. Today’s celebrity activists are on television. They are the ones with the sick children,who do not have enough to eat and clean water to drink. You might realize during the program they always ask for a small donation, this donation will help any child or adult…show more content…
It is a considered so large a pandemic that, according to a report from the United Nation, AIDS will have reduced the world population by 115 million people by 2015. Celebrity activists has been in favor of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa, where much of the problem exists, however the issue of HIV/AIDS is not specific to Africa. People who are against celebrity activism say it is a distraction. The most important trait that anyone must have if they are interested in becoming involved in a cause is commitment, something that many celebrities are often not capable of giving for long periods of time. This is because of their busy schedules or their hectic lifestyles. Being committed to a cause to the point that actual change is made takes time. This takes many hours and much sustained effort over a long period of…show more content…
Stars such as George Clooney, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt on Board. Angelina Jolie is a big topic on celebrity activism, thanks to her hands-on work with the United Nations high commissioner for refugees as a goodwill ambassador. Jolie who pays her own way on U.N missions and says she donates one- third of her income to charity emerged unscathed from her tabloid- ready romance with Pitt. as for Winfrey, she gave $51.8 Million to charity last year, according to the chronicle of Philanthropy, and is the only celebrity in the journal’s list of top
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