It’s terribly quiet in celebrity news this week. Enough for me to have noticed that Christina Aguilera’s weight’s been in and out of the news. (Billboard ran quotes from her calling herself fat which her spokesperson subsequently denied she made).
Which is why I had a bwahahaha laugh out loud moment on reading the poor woman was honoured yesterday by the UN for her work against global hunger.
I’m expecting a medal for my work against global sobriety through the post later this morning.
If that wasn’t bad enough, at the ceremony which was held in Washington DC, Xtina, 31, had to endure Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slobbering into her cleavage.
Anyway, all jokes aside apparently Aguilera has helped raise nearly $115 million for the United Nation’s World Food Program and other international hunger relief organisations since 2007 when she started work for them as a spokesperson.
Which is all very well and good but celebrity 101 states that doing charity work is it’s own reward when you’re in the public eye – thanks to the amount of bonus points you win in positive PR.
All Christina does is stand in front of a camera looking sad and asking people to donate money every few months. It’s not like she cares enough to give up her luxurious lifestyle and go and work full-time in Haiti and Guatemala, and it’s the field workers who selflessly devote their lives to helping – the only reward they want being the smile of a child whose life they’ve helped save – who truly deserve these kind of accolades.
And, how much did this back-slapping ceremony cost? Just a return first class flight from Los Angeles to Washington (or was it via private jet?) – let’s say it cost $1500 – according to her own PSA released last week would have fed 150 school children for one year.
Still, it’s better than doing nothing so let’s applaud Christina for that: Well done for not sitting on your arse eating KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell (who incidentally are the sponsors of From Hunger to Hope) love.