Next, we have to look at the celebrities involved. Not to be cruel, but it’s likely that there are plenty of people who are ecstatic to have the likes of Kim and Khloe Kardashian off of the internet for a while, and are refraining from giving just to keep them silent. It was kind of delusional to think otherwise.
Finally, while we applaud any effort to save millions of real lives affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India, and believe that Keep a Child Alive does great work, we think the cause would have been much better served by focusing on, well, real lives. The reason that they’ve only managed to raise $183,493 isn’t because people don’t care about the AIDS crisis. It’s because a bunch of celebrities decided to make the World AIDS Day all about them.