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May 25, 2006

Conspicuous compassion

Charlie Brooker considers celebrity activism. It may be some people are too annoying to save the world (via K-Punk).

Faced with a photo of a fly-encrusted child, the natural reaction should be to reach out and help. Instead, I start hearing Bono and Coldplay in my head. It's the most mind-mangling act of branding in history. I agree with what they are saying - I just wish THEY weren't saying it. How can I open my wallet while my fists are curled with rage?

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 25, 2006 07:17 AM