Radio Silence: Celebs Logging Off for Charity

Alicia Keys BUY LIFE

If you’ve followed this blog, you know I am a huge Alicia Keys fan…her music is fantastic, and her charity work with Keep a Child Alive rocks your/my/our world. It’s also going to rock the Twitasphere and facebook universe on December 1, World AIDS Day.

On that day, an international day of remembrance, Alicia has persuaded several of her famous pals to forego any Twitter feed updates or facebook postings–to go digitally dark–until the charity has raised one million dollars. It may be hard for those addicted to telling their fans each time they eat a sandwich, but Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Seacrest, Willow and Jaden Smith, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Jennifer Hudson, Katie Holmes, Usher, and Serena Williams have all signed on. It isn’t just staying away from the iPad, but many of the celebs are doing a public service campaign appearing in coffins, signifying their “digital death” and how they can only survive if you “buy life” to resurrect them. It is a bold and attention-grabbing parallel to the work being done by Keep a Child Alive and this December 1 BUY LIFE program.

Keep A Child Alive buys more than just the pills needed to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. It buys the essential nutrition, shelter, support and education to help ensure those pills are taken properly and effectively. It buys the things we all take for granted, but that make all the difference. A bed. A roof. A ride. A book. A smile. KCA offers children, their families and entire communities a shoulder to lean on and a heart that beats for them. Because KCA believes we can do something far bigger and better than buy the ability to live. We can buy the dignity that is life. We can buy compassion. Buy love. Buy the cure. Buy life.

61 responses to this post.

  1. Love the coffin idea. Sometimes you need to startle people in order to inspire action!

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  2. I am glad they are making an effort to help. Not enough people do this in the world.

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  4. Thanks for a positive look at celebs in today’s world.

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  5. Posted by Berry on November 29, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    Hey, um i new to this and im not sure how you edit the blog? Do you think you can tell me how.

    Yours Is Cool 🙂

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  6. i too love alicia keys and i like how these celebs are doing something with their money and popularity. great read.

    http://enjoibeing.wordpress.com/

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  7. Posted by Herb on November 29, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    Oh those poor celebrities, no facebook or twitter? How will they ever survive?
    Hopefully they wll all log off for good.

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  8. What a loss! Whatever will we do without being able to read their senseless ramblings?

    Evil
    http://www.evilcyber.com

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  9. I blog about Haiti and wish we could get some celebrities to go dark to bring a little more light to this corner of the Caribbean. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on being freshly pressed!

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  10. Yes there are more important things then Facebook and Twitter.

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  11. Whoopdedoo. Celebs.

    This is just another ego ploy – whether they openly admit it or consciously understand it. By saying they’ll be “silent”, they’re still drawing attention to themselves.

    “Lookit me, lookit me… I’m giving! I’m giving! Me. Me. Me.”

    Be charitable, but keep it secret; do not flaunt it.

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  12. Isn’t it ironic that one way to raise awareness with a celebrity is to have them not say anything?

    Blessings,

    Ava
    xox

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  13. If it helps, good! It is funny, that them NOT saying anything will HELP, Ha, Ha, Ha!! Maybe if they always did that, and just donated THEIR money, instead of asking us to donate OURS? Usually they give a free concert, but beg for our money, what the hell is the difference, then…it actually costs us the consumer more…wake up people!! The “stars”, self-appointed, or idiot induced can afford to give a few million away instead of begging us to donate to “their” favorite charity of the “month”, what to you think?

    evelyngarone.com

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  14. Posted by jollyjam1 on November 29, 2010 at 3:15 PM

    #1 Who has no life that they care about what celebs post to twitter and facebook?

    #2 I have my own charities to support. Why should I support a “stars” charity – especially when they want to bully people into supporting it.

    http://curmudgeonlyone.wordpress.com

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  15. […] If you've followed this blog, you know I am a huge Alicia Keys fan…her music is fantastic, and her charity work with Keep a Child Alive rocks your/my/our world. It's also going to rock the Twitasphere and facebook universe on December 1, World AIDS Day. On that day, an international day of remembrance, Alicia has persuaded several of her famous … Read More […]

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    • Posted by jollyjam1 on November 29, 2010 at 10:54 PM

      Rhetorical Question – A question asked merely for effect with no answer expected. The answer may be obvious or immediately provided by the questioner.

      Do I need to buy you a dictionary?

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  16. Great post! I’ll share it with our readers. I’m sure OSU student volunteers will be excited to learn about what celebrities are doing to help others.

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  17. A wonderful idea, applaudable, even.
    My heart sinks, though, at what might be missing in our own world territory. I know it seems like a comedown to your marvelous article. However, I feel a spirit of giving must happen where one is living first, before the rest of the world may benefit.
    I wish you well, however, for it is obvious you are sincere and dignified within this context.
    Peace

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  18. Posted by Joe Turner on November 29, 2010 at 5:54 PM

    If nobody gives any money, will they really shut up?

    Seems like an offer which is too good to refuse..

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  19. *It may be hard for those addicted to telling their fans each time they eat a sandwich*
    That was funny.
    I have a charity I give to on a monthly basis. I wish I could give to everyones, but I can’t. It really is pick and choose.

    http://lifebehindthemakeupcounter.wordpress.com/

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  20. Posted by elmer on November 29, 2010 at 7:48 PM

    At last they got hold of an excellent use (non-use)for twitter

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  21. Posted by izsha on November 29, 2010 at 8:29 PM

    keep on going girl
    yyou know i always on your side

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  24. The arrogance of these celebs, that in effect, people will pay good money to get their insipid twitter feeds back. And sadly, people will. The charity is an afterthought. How can they live their day without knowing when Kim Kardashian touches up her makeup? As PT Barnum said, (I paraphrase) no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the public.

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  25. Still very sexy.I like her.

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  26. This is really hot.. I love the concept. I’m just wondering how many of them are going to feel in the process (Twitter and other sites are addictive lol)

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  27. Great post, a great cause. Got my support- I’ll be sharing this all over.
    In the end, it’s not about the celebrities- it’s about the fact there is aid going to those who need it more than you and I.
    I’m all in favor of ‘celebrities’ supporting a charity. So what if it’s to go ‘digitally dark’ with FB, Twitter, et al? It’s about getting media attention for a just cause. We’ll see the real benefit of folks keeping quiet, and doing something with real benefit. I’m all for more of this stuff happening, if it helps. Thanks for sharing this post!
    -M

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  28. Unfortunately, if celebrities don’t use their fame and/or gimmicks to promote good causes, the job just isn’t going to get done. It doesn’t matter a whole lot who did or said what to the people who will benefit.

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  29. Posted by busyman1918 on November 30, 2010 at 1:38 AM

    I just saw a story about Kim Karadashian doing the coffin thing. I think it’s great that these celebrities are using their fame to bring exposure to certain issues but how about not paying these celebs so much and using that money for causes?

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  30. i love alicia keys too

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  31. Why does Willow Smith even have a Twitter or Facebook account? Isn’t she 10 or something? Good parenting Will! And if the Kardashians want to save a few extra bucks, they can do a photoshoot of themselves in the coffins at the same time to signify the deaths of their careers when their extended 15 minutes of fame are finally up.

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  32. […] by qjew in San Francisco If you've followed this blog, you know I am a huge Alicia Keys fan…her music is fantastic, and her charity work with Keep a Child Alive rocks your/my/our world. It's also going to rock the Twitasphere and facebook universe on December 1, World AIDS Day. On that day, an international day of remembrance, Alicia has persuaded several of her famous … Read More […]

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  33. A noble cause, every human being should indulge themselves into this.

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  34. hi, this too good, we are also working for poor people please join us

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  35. Posted by portalpr on November 30, 2010 at 6:18 AM

    I think it is great that celebs support charities as they are role models and are also very fortunate and so it is a positive message. This is a novel way to support a great cause – I love the fact that it proves just how reliant we have all become on the cyber world… I think that it carries a deeper meaning of not being complacent, and that we all spend so much time sharing trivial aspects of our lives, or reading about the celebs via their social networking, that Digitally Dark will defo shed some light and will be a time of reflection.

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  36. Posted by larly on November 30, 2010 at 6:52 AM

    Tennis celebrities are joining
    It is very interesting that the tennis star Serena Williams has signed on as well. The rumour is that the tennis celebrity and playboy Frederik Fetterlein is signing on too even though most of his time is going to plan his romantic castle wedding in the French Castle Hattonchâtel Château.
    The castle is known from the television program “The celebrities at the castle”.

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  37. Personally, I just think rap music is the best thing out there, period. If you look at my deck in my car radio, you’re always going to find a hip-hop tape; that’s all I buy, that’s all I live, that’s all I listen to, that’s all I love.

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  38. Great cause and shock factor will really help raise awareness and hopefully donations!

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  39. Posted by sayitinasong on November 30, 2010 at 10:30 AM

    I cannot believe a Kardashian is able to not tell the world all the minute detail of their “celebrity” lifestyles. LOL. Great cause, great way to raise awareness.

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  40. Anything that raises money for a good cause is okay with me…The celebs will probably go through withdrawal as much as their worshiping readers. I’m glad that I haven’t gotten addicted to Twitter and Tweets.

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  41. I absolutely love this idea! Alicia Keys is very socially aware and has done alot not only for the US but for many other countries as well. She has put her career on hold for all of her charity work and is continuing to pursue her charity work even during her pregnancy. From experience, I know alot of people follow celebritities on Twitter and are interested in what they have to say. Lady Gaga is one of the most followed people on Twitter and for her to stop tweeting is really going to catch peoples eye and they will probably donate money for her to start tweeting. Justin Timberlake is also a very interesting tweeter and says some pretty funny and outrageous things so hopefully this idea works. Not only that, but the celebs will probably donate tons of money as well so they can get back on twitter because it is definently addicting.

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  42. great cause and great job highlighting this very important charity> I did the same a few weeks back: http://dailymaxam.com/2010/10/28/buy-life-swizz-beats-alicia-keys-and-friends-want-to-save-the-world/

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  43. It makes me mad when I watch the news and I see a rich Billionare spending 300 billion on truffles when that money could go to save families. It really shows where some people’s priorities are. I love Alicia Keys. Her music is brilliant. Her messages are very powerful and enlightening. This is a really great idea and I hope that they reach their goals asap.

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  44. Really, this is making me happy. I love people helping other creatures and the nature. But the true people doing it doesn’t get their names published, even though they are the ones doing the hardest work, with maybe little money. Either way, I think it’s great!

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  45. It’s good. Most of the updates by celebrities are random and oriented towards generating personal publicity around their own brands. Every bit of positive energy counts.

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  46. Most what i read online is trash and copy paste but you definitely add value. Keep it like this.

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  47. Hello. remarkable job. I did not anticipate this. This is a excellent story. Thanks!

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  48. Realy good work cheers mate! Thx and btw – Merry Xmas!

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