A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Monday, August 29, 2005

Thank you, Russell Crowe

From IMDB.com---

Crowe Slams Celebrity Campaigners

Russell Crowe has launched a scathing attack on A-list charity campaigners including Bono and Sir Bob Geldof - because he believes they only want publicity. The Antipodean actor regularly donates to charity outside of the glare of the media spotlight and urges other stars to give quietly without publicly martyring themselves. He says, "I do my bit to improve the world but I think it's very important to get things done on the quiet. I'm sick to death of famous people standing up and using their celebrity to promote a cause. If I see a particular need, I do try to help. But there's a lot that can be achieved by putting a cheque in the right place and shutting up about it."
I agree. I'm tired of celebrities thinking that, just because they are famous and have a cause, they are some how experts in that cause and ought to be listened to. Can't they just shut their mouths and donate more of all that money they make by pretending to be other people or singing stupid songs or playing games?