Are celebrities doing enough to inspire environmental activism?
It is very chic to be "green" in Hollywood, but do we feel that celebrities are actually doing enough to inspire the public to take action, or does their involvement simply reinforce the idea that "green" is costly and out of reach for most of us?
I don't think celebrities are doing enough at all. They certainly have the ability to make a difference, but most are too busy drinking tigers blood and rambling on camera to do anything. They are the roles models (unfortuneatly) for a lot of people.
They are doing plenty. Some people simply don't care about being green, myself included. Yes, we should have perified tap water, use objects over again, and keep toxins away from water and the earth. But I don't need to hear it from people I see in movies every week. If I want to hear from them, I'll watch one of their films. Sadly, I know they won't shut up soon.
My question back at you: Why do you think celebs must do any kind of thing to inspire anyone out of their stupor? Green or any other sort of thing? GREEN bubba? Be green if you so wish, but why count on Holl folks to do what simply must be done by each of us? They are not the holders of the planetary destiny
Matter of fact, I distrust any causes promoted by celebrities as self interest most of the time, but even if it isn't so, those charities are better off 2 or 20 mill than the rest, so I'd look elsewhere to put my charity money on.
Now, seriously, you really think that those dudes at Hollywood need to lead the rest of us? Are they really any kind of example? Do they have anything to do with the rest of the world? Is their way of life any similar to ours? So then why do we feel at all that they must lead at anything we do?
Buffoon - For the most part I happen to agree with you. However, it is unfortunate that we live in a celebrity obsessed society, where these people have become roll models no matter how poorly they behave. On CNN.com each morning more often than not the newspulse chart usually shows that celebrity stories out rank pretty much anything else in popularity.
So on some level I feel that our "taste makers" should take some responsibility for leading the way. Their lives are not similar to ours, but a very large percentage of the world strives to live their lives as best they can to emulate them - ie. celebrities hawking beauty products that then everybody buys.
Many are getting more socially conscious and that is great but but I think more should be done in the area of being a role model when it comes to going green.
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