Oh boy. News has leaked that the Black Eyed Peas are one of many artists trying to take advantage of Japan’s disaster. CNN disgustingly states that they are “calling attention to the disaster in Japan”. Ok, if you don’t know what’s going on in Japan, pardon my language, you’re a fucking idiot.
The Black Eyed Peas filmed a music video for their single “Can’t Get Enough” in Japan a week before the earthquake. The BEP are now using it as a tool to get people to donate. Well, well, perfect timing for them. Do you think it’ll be number one single on the charts this week? Call it self promoting, call it savvy business practices but whatever you do don’t call celebrities who preach to us normal folk to donate, an act of “charity”.
But wait, there’s more…
Here’s the deal. Celebrities love natural disasters. They may not say it, but deep down inside they desire it. It’s the one time where they can manipulate everyones’ emotions to self-serve themselves right in front of our face. Thanks but no thanks. I don’t need someone famous to tell me what to do or how to do it. If I donate my cash money, it’s going to be out of the goodness of my heart, not because some bimbogan told me so.
Other artists taking advantage include Linkin Park and Lady Gaga. Mike Shinoda from LP has designed a t-shirt while Lady Gaga offers red and white wrist bands. That’s great and all but we shouldn’t want anything in return for donating. What happened to the idea of giving without receiving? It’s almost like bragging about the donation and it’s a bit pathetic.
So, FEZ readers, I implore you to not buy into these artists’ ploy to wear THEIR shirts or to wear THEIR wristbands. Donate where ever you please on your own accord. And for the love of God, keep up with current events. I mean, unless you want these talentless hacks trying to interpret how the rest of humanity feels via crappy songs and tweets. Just sayin’.