GAY50 Commentary – Gwyneth Paltrow goes to Twitter to showcase her humanitarian efforts at living on $29 for a week…..yes, a week.
The $29 represents what poor Americans have for one week of Food Stamps.
I assume she will be at “Fig & Olive” or “Nobu” as soon as she finishes shining a light on the poor.
For me, her display falls short, knowing that she will be eating her $29 week’s menu in her mansion, more than likely prepared by her personal chef.
If Paltrow really wanted to showcase what the poor go through on a daily basis, maybe she could go to Appalachia, the Ozarks, Rust-Belt or American Southwest and live in some of the communities that hurt most.
Celebrity is an important medium in pointing the spotlight at world issues. However, there is a fine line between activism and prostituting. For me, posting pics of your brown rice and kale crosses that line.