Daily Archives: October 11, 2011

Celebrities: Caught between the 1% and the 99%

Sigh.  This is why I love me some David Archuleta. He has a fabulous way of keeping quiet about his politics and religion.  Other pop stars are always looking for their next photo op.

For example, here’s an ironic photo of hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and Kanye West joining the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City:

Just gag me already!  Seriously, how do they even remotely represent the “99%” movement?  Occupy Wall Street is about protesting the rampant greed of the 1% who have brought our country to the brink of economic collapse.  These hip-hop artists pretending that they still represent THE STREET have sold out THE STREET a long time ago just so they could make some “bling.”

Maybe the Occupy Wall Street folks on the ground need to better articulate their political agenda because celebrities like these (and no, I don’t include folks like Michael Moore, who’s been calling for these kinds of protests for a while – see his Capitalism: A Love Story documentary) have the tendency to trivialize such movements.

Russell Simmons, a poster boy for everything Wall Street, wants to march with the 99%? Get outta here with that mess!