In case you didn't know, today is World Aid's Day. We all know that HIV/AIDS is a terrible disease that has stolen many away much too soon. And the worst part is, contracting this disease is completely preventable. If you have the finances, I would encourage you to support AIDS awareness. If you don't have money, there is no excuse as to why you shouldn't take the time to educate yourself because prevention is currently the best weapon we have against this terrible disease. Let's pray that one day we find a cure.
That being said, I found the recent celeb campaign for Keep A Child Alive to be a tad bit disturbing. In honor of World Aids Day, a number of celebs joined Alicia Keys in an effort to draw awareness to the virus by vowing to "die" digitally. That means no twitter or facebook until 1 million dollars is raised for the Keep A Child Alive foundation.
Personally I think the "digital death" is a great idea. However, to me it is a little eery for people to pose in coffins when they aren't actually dead. I don't know why Hollywood is so hell bent on making death look glamorous. If you go to the Keep A Child Alive website, you will see that a number of the participating celebs were not actually photographed in the coffins. But of course, they aren't the ones getting all the press. For the ones that did pose, I guess to each his own. Would I have done it? Absolutely not. But maybe this campaign will actually help to save some lives. At the end of the day that's the most important thing.
Here are a few pics of some of the celebs who posed.
EDIT: Unfortunately this campaign was not successful. The posing in coffins idea was a complete fail! If you think your fans love you so much that they are going to use their hard earned money to give you back your digital life, then why would you think that they would want to see you lifelessly lying in a coffin?? It is beyond disturbing...