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Martin Varhnis

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Does celebrity activism matter?

I saw this as an opinion post on al-Jazeera, and I'd like to know what the people of Ted think.

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    Aug 30 2012: Celebrity, brings with it influence and responsibility. Unlike most people, I wish it mattered more, and I wish celebrities were more honest, informed, and involved. It can be a powerful tool, but just like any tool it can be used for good or ill. Right now, I would suggest very little of what is called celebrity activism matters.
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      Aug 30 2012: that is also my opinion. entertainment celebrities (not all, but a majority) "support" causes that their PR agent tells them to support, much rather than actually, honestly supporting said causes.

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