Carson Daly: Billionaire Saves Celebrities from ‘Digital Death’
Yesterday, we wrote about how it might be awhile until the celebs participating in the Keep a Child Alive fundraiser could get back in action on Twitter, but stars like Kim Kardashian, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Justin Timberlake[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lady Gaga[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Alicia Keys[/lastfm] were saved by a very generous donation.
After the first 6 days of the fundraiser, the charity had only raised about $300k. That’s when billionaire Stewart Rahr stepped in. The pharmeceutical giant donated about $500k, all in the name of charity…and Twitter updates.
His donation, along with individual contributions, helped Keep a Child Alive reach its goal of $1 million for HIV/AIDS research.
I’m totally on board for the charity, but doesn’t Rahr’s massive donation defeat the purpose of this grassroots campaign? I thought the whole point is that regular folk like us would pitch in!
Oh well…as long as it helps the kiddies! Now [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] no longer has to be Twitter-dead, she can just keep pretending to be dead on stage…