81287848 Carson Daly: Billionaire Saves Celebrities from Digital Death

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Yesterday, we wrote about how it might be awhile until the celebs participating in the Keep a Child Alive fundraiser could get back in action on Twitter, but stars like Kim Kardashian, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Justin Timberlake[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Alicia Keys[/lastfm] were saved by a very generous donation.

After the first 6 days of the fundraiser, the charity had only raised about $300k.  That’s when billionaire Stewart Rahr stepped in.  The pharmeceutical giant donated about $500k, all in the name of charity…and Twitter updates.

His donation, along with individual contributions, helped Keep a Child Alive reach its goal of $1 million for HIV/AIDS research.

I’m totally on board for the charity, but doesn’t Rahr’s massive donation defeat the purpose of this grassroots campaign? I thought the whole point is that regular folk like us would pitch in!

Oh well…as long as it helps the kiddies! Now [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] no longer has to be Twitter-dead, she can just keep pretending to be dead on stage…

  1. christina lowe says:

    Dead on stage lol …. but yes I do agree, wasn’t this supposed to make a point for regulars like us to help pitch in with donations, not just one person to put in the whole amount almost… now all these celebrities are going to be back tweeting…. I was fine with out them to be honest lol 😉

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