September 5, 2006, - 10:45 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Annoying Hollywood is at it again. Several leftist celebs (is there any other kind?) donned war paint and war beads in an “I Am African” campaign about AIDS in Africa. It reminds us of last year’s fizzled “I have AIDS” campaign featuring several of the same bloated-ego celebs (like Palestinian Gigolo Richard Gere). Yet another empty self-absorbed incarnation of “We Are the World,” “Hands Across America,” etc., etc., etc., ad nauseam.
We wouldn’t buy a pic of the desperate-for-attention Sarah Jessica Parker without war paint and beads. Why would anyone buy one with those ethnic-pandering “adornments”?
Even the New York Times attacked this silly Keep a Child Alive campaign. Everything about the campaign is obnoxious, including the fact that these wealthy phonies are giving little to none of their own money, but asking the rest of the world to donate money in response to their silly make-up.
Where is their American warpaint and campaign for charities benefitting American troops or poor Americans? Nowhere to be found. When it comes to giving charity in America, most are also similarly absent. But they’re everywhere, when it comes to campaigning against tax cuts or for Al Gore & John Kerry, as Gere, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Gwyneth Paltrow all did. We wonder–when all is said and done–how much of the money will actually go to African kids with AIDS. Precious little, we bet.
They may be “African” today (and Samoan or Fijian, tomorrow). But we’re American. Maybe someday, they’ll remember that they are, too.
Tags: Africa, Al Gore, America, David Lunde, Gwyneth Paltrow, John Kerry, Richard Gere, Sarah Jessica Parker, The New York Times, war paint