Saturday, January 16, 2010

Wyclef's foundation

If you want to read about problems with Wyclef's foundation, there's the story on The Smoking Gun and an extensive follow-up by Gawker, which is a bit heavy on one anonymous source but seems plausible.

Even if some of the criticisms turned out to be overblown, the question, as many have noted, remains: why donate to some celebrity organization that does not have a proven record of delivering aid when there is no shortage of organizations that do have proven records?


At 11:00 AM, Blogger casual entropy said...

there's an answer to your question - and that's that celebrities are usually good at getting attention. i mean, the twitter/text campaign for donations is pretty cool. it's easy to do and spreads like wildfire.

didn't get a chance to read your links yet though, but wanted to answer your (perhaps rhetorical) question.


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