Now that the gulf faces a crisis that's poised to be potentially worse down the road for the region, Hollywood celebrities are not only absent from the area - they are practically silent. Unlike after the earthquake in Haiti in January, there hasn't been an overwhelming response of donations, large-scale fund-raisers, contribution-driven Web sites and hotlines or public service announcements encouraging Americans to do all they can to help out the fishermen or the oil-drenched ducks.
Not because celebrities don't want the media attention, but because their guy, Barack Obama, is in the middle of the mess.
Friday, June 11, 2010
The gulf between Hollywood hypocrites and the oil spill: