Friday, January 22, 2010

Blacklisted! (get it?)

Right now as I type, practically evey channel on the TV is airing the Haiti Telethon. It's backed by some major star power-virtually any celebrity with any kind of relevance will be featured or perform. It only makes sense. If another celebrity will draw more viewers to donate, the more the merrier! It only makes sense to invite all and any celebrity to give this thing more power, but which A-list celeb has been purposely excluded? Kanye of course!

That dude is a ticking time bomb, as we all know by now! The producers didn't want another scene stealing moment from him like the VMAs or this mess..

One of the producers was quoted "Kayne has to make everything about himself. He will do anything to steal the spotlight and, well, this night it's just not about him"

And you know he's right.

I have multiple reactions to this-- It's appropriate, it's hilarious, but at the same time, very pathetic. How embarrassing to be banned from a charity function!

Think of how much celebrity power he has to draw audiences in to donate more money for the people of Haiti that desperately need it. And they're turning that down in fears that he'll make a mockery out of the telethon, shifitng the spotlight away from those in need, to himself.

hmm.. I'm conflicted because to me, Kanye can do no wrong. But seriously? It's gotten to this? I don't want him to ever stop speaking his mind, so I guess for it to be that way this is the way it has to be!

But on a more serious note, the situation in Haiti is atrocious and they need help. Anyone can donate. Even 5 or 10 dollars will help. I donated at red cross's website but there are others. Just do your research first to make sure you know where your money is going.

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