Should celebrities be allowed to enter the hurricane katrina catastrophe disaster areas?
‘I do my bit to improve the world but I think it’s very important to get things done on the quiet. I’m sick to death of famous people standing up and using their celebrity to promote a cause’, vented out Russell Crowe unfortunately only days before Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the surrounding Gulf Coast area. To help people in distress and especially in calamities like the colossal Katrina hurricane is a natural human instinct. Why should the celebrities be singled out? Aren’t they human too? And who has given them the ‘celebrity’ status anyway? As Crowe implies do all celebrities have a motive behind relief aids? NO! There may be some around but there are others who are sincerely dedicated to make the world a better place to live in. True, the celebrities do bring attention and money but this is so very essential at these times. If the presence of a few celebrities can rake in few thousand dollars as donations which helps in housing and feeding those rendered homeless in the Hurricane, then why not? Let us understand what are truly the pros and cons of celebrities’ role in times of disaster.