And One Other Thing: The No Delete Madonna Rant, Part Two
I just remembered the other thing I wanted to whine about in regards to that Madonna article.
Madonna, a devout practitioner of Kabbalah, unveiled her plans for Malawi in an interview in August with Time magazine. She said she wants to raise at least $3 million for programs to support AIDS orphans.
Never mind that Kabbalah, as a branch of Judaism, believes that charitable works should be kept secret. Never mind that anyone who holds a press conference to announce their good works is both desperate for attention and perhaps a little bit nuts.
The problem is that it's so phony. Madonna "wants to raise at least $3 million" for her new charity. Do you know what that means?
It means Madonna wants tons of people like you and me to send our tens and twenties to her charity.
I have this real gripe against people whose net worth hangs around the $700 million mark thinking they're hot butter for cajoling other people to donate to a charity.