Mookie4ever wrote: Phatferd wrote: go_jays_go wrote: Phatferd wrote:
Mookie4ever wrote:I think that it is admirable that all of these celebrities want to help out the hurricane victims but it's getting out of hand.
First I see pics of Kobe down at the Alamodome signing autographs and shaking hands then during the football game last night they went into a big thing about how Terrell Owens flew down to the Alamodome to meet play with the kids and hand out food.
It seems like every athlete with media problems is using this as an excuse to rehab their images. A coupld of hours shaking hands and signing autographs is not going to cut it. This pisses me off more than anything. Seriously, what is a person who's home and entire city has been destroyed going to do with Kobe's autograph?
How do you know they aren't doing it out of the kindness of their hearts?
I'm just saying.
But I see where he's coming from.
My only problem is if people want to do something nice they get criticisized for it. If John Doe decides to give his time or money to victims he's applauded, if a famous person does it they are a publicity whore.
That's fine - but how come when they help out they have to alert Monday Night Football and Entertainment Tonight and they go with a bunch of photographers?
In TOs and Kobes case, I highly doubt they brought there own photographers, there is a lot of media down there right now so its not hard to be caught on camera.
Even if they did, don't you think as famous people they have the ability to pursuade things? Maybe they want the attention so other people will want to do the same. Maybe 1 person will watch them and be like, "look at that kid sitting on Kobes lap, that kid has a family and a home that is destroyed, I wish I could do something to help out a kid just like him."
I'm not trying to pick a fight and I agree some celebrities do things solely as a photo op, but I just don't think its my place to make that judgement. I can't tell anyone why they are doing something, its not my right.