Reasons To Be Cheerful #39: Celebs de Cause*

14 Jun

*First off, I’m not entirely sure how to convey the plural of this, so please, no comments on the inaccuracy or otherwise of the title.

Right, now we’ve got that out the way let’s get to the meat of the situation. I am, of course, referring to the celebs who make it their business to put saving the world just slightly under their film/music career. Yes, Angelina Jolie, I’m looking at you. And don’t tell me that not just anyone can be a UN ambassador. Geri Halliwell was one. 

Saving the world, one pose at a time

Saving the world, one pose at a time

1. The Aspirational Element

I don’t know about you, but when I see Angie hanging out with foreign secretary, William Hague in the Congo, working hard to liberate the severely downtrodden; I think, I could be doing that. Ditto with Chris Martin, and those messages of peace he used to write on his knuckles. Now I’ve just to get that worldwide audience…

Doing it for the world

Doing it for the world

2. It Doesn’t Matter Who You Are, You Can Still Be Charitable

According to a highly reliable source (, 2012’s most charitable celebs included Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and renowned singer/wifebeater, Chris Brown. All it takes is a little Disney spirit, a willingness to donate and a small team of PR people.

3. They Have More Meaningful Things To Donate Than Their Fortune

In 2010, AIDS charity, Keep a Child Alive launched an awe-inspiring celebrity campaign. The revolutionary tactic involved stars like Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Elijah Wood and Rihanna going – wait for it – OFF TWITTER – until $1 million was raised. These ‘digital deaths’ were accompanied by completely non-insensitive, but totally shocking images declaring our favourite stars to be ‘dead’. Take a moment.

kk is dead

Takes your breath away

4. Couples That Care Together

It’s fantastic enough when you find a celeb that really cares about the world, but when their other half does too, it’s even better. And, if said other half can care in a gender-appropriate way, well then you’re laughing. For cases in point, see renowned do-gooder Bono and caring actor Colin Firth’s wives – both designers of ethical fashion lines. Clap clap.

The discerning celebrity couple

The discerning celebrity couple

(REASONS TO BE PISSED OFF: There just isn’t enough love in the world)


9 Responses to “Reasons To Be Cheerful #39: Celebs de Cause*”

  1. goudenlijntjes June 16, 2013 at 8:30 am #

    Hi there! Nice to meet you trought the Mason Bentley bloggers party! I love the message you are sending with this post: there is always something we can do, no matter how insignificant it might seem to us. Keep up this good work!

  2. MasonBentley June 16, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    Here floating around for the Blog Party! And I agree..there isn’t enough love in the world!! So I’m sending you some from the ether xxxxxxxxxxxx!

  3. floramargaret June 16, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    here as part of the MasonBentley blog party! Nice to meet you. Is the cynical subtext of this post, coming from you or from me?! Probably me. Blog on!

    • lbellinlondon June 17, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

      It’s coming from both of us apparently! What’s the world without a bit of cynicism though eh? Thanks for reading!

  4. Herpassionforfashion June 17, 2013 at 3:13 am #

    I totally agree with you on this post.. Great blog and visiting your site from the blog party!

    • lbellinlondon June 17, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

      Thanks so much! I tried to get on and have a look at your blog, but the link doesn’t seem to be working?

      • Herpassionforfashion June 17, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

        I think I know why.. I haven’t logged out! I forgot! Try again…

  5. Lia in Brussels June 22, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    Hi, found you through MasonBentley party, only I’m one of those taking their time to do the rounds… Indeed, not enough love in the world (and not sure these famous do gooders are actually helping but your blog certainly helped cheering me up)!

    • lbellinlondon June 24, 2013 at 11:20 am #

      I’m not entirely sure that they are either Lia. Thanks for the comment!

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