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Is There Any Real Positive Change That Can Be Attributed to Modern Celebrity Activism?

It is common to see celebrities of all stripes coming out and championing various causes. This makes headlines and is good publicity. However, is there any real evidence that this type of campaigning by modern celebrities has made any difference in real life? Is there evidence that the world is a much better place for this type of activism?

  • Like any type of activism, the result depend on the person, the cause, etc. Individual cases will differ. This is true of all types of activism, regardless of whether the activist is a celebrity or not. – Sean Gadus 3 years ago
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  • https://www.vanityfair.com/style/photos/2018/04/celebrity-activists – Sean Gadus 3 years ago
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  • I think it also be interesting to explore if celebrity activism is being pushed upon public figures. Often they are told they MUST be role models, each of their actions are scrutinized, and activism gives them a better reputation. Often celebrities who go down a 'bad' route are hot news for a few weeks before blending into obscurity. This could be an interesting angle if looking at the sincerity of celebrity activism. – Pamela Maria 3 years ago
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  • Adding to this Charity Navigator has a rating methodology so that can be used in an essay to look at charities with celebrities and see how they measure up. – Joseph Cernik 3 years ago
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