Monday, April 18, 2011

Quote of the Day


"This is what happens when celebrities do an issue divorced from the movement. Once you chose an issue and don’t do it in collaboration with people who have been doing this for a long time, this is what you end up with. There is a general dumbing down that is going on and this is an example of dumbing down a social justice movement with the narrowest message possible."

-- Norma Ramos, Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, on Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore's vain and utterly idiotic "DNA Foundation" (cleverly, "Demi 'n' Ashton") which seeks to combat the very serious problem of international sex trafficking with silly videos about how "real man" Ashton supposedly does his own laundry

Really, you have to see this shit to believe it.

7 comments:

lakelady said...

on the other hand if they do raise awareness of this issue in the airheads that pay attention to them it may be of some good. Unfortunately those airheads probably won't lift a damn finger to do anything to stop this from happening. If you really want to help check out this organization http://www.notforsalecampaign.org/

They are actually helping hundreds escape slavery all over the world.

Pass it on.

Manny & Kristine said...

Holy shit. That could just as easily have been a Carl's Jr. commercial.

Riles said...

Apparently real men throw their socks away and buy a new pair for each day rather than wash them.

Benoit from Ottawa said...

Real Men Pre-soak the Stains.

Krissy said...

I would've bet dollars to doughnuts that that was an Axe body spray commercial.

NoxiousNan said...

I believe you've just found the next worst video ever, dethroning Rebecca Black. When will they auto-tune it?

e said...

It just reminds me of nearly any athlete, where they start a new charity organization in their name. Most often for tax purposes, and attack some problem that there are already hundreds of organizations for. No doubt some of the athletes are sincere, and find a problem that truly benefits from their effort, but for many, it seems it would be better if they just attached their support to an existing organization. With people who've been working on the issue for a decade, and know the pitfalls.