Had the concert not been postponed, causing the band to be tangentially affected by the calamity, then Chris Martin and his crew probably wouldn’t have felt compelled to write and dedicate a Song to Houston.
Houston’s own Beyoncé is working with her philanthropic initiative, BeyGOOD , “To implement a plan to help as many as we can.” Drake, a man who very much appreciates Houston culture , wrote a heartfelt Instagram post on Monday, explaining, “We are currently overseas in London, and all I can think about is how devastated I am as I look at images of the damage Hurricane Harvey has caused.
Celebrities have a long history of speaking out during times of great misfortune or unrest, and social media has only made it easier to send condolences or express outrage at the click of a button.
It’s this urge to self-express that drove Kathy Griffin to pose with the fake severed head of the President of the United States instead of just donating to the ACLU and having a good cry like the rest of us.
These efforts range from cheesy to overly self-congratulatory to ill-informed to all of the above; the standouts of the genre (“We Are The World,” “Voices That Care,” “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”) jam together dozens of celebrities with the goal of raising awareness for various political issues and global tragedies.
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