Skip to comments.Ben Affleck Is Living on $1.50 Per Day--And Here's Why (Ben will do 5 DAYS!! - rolls eyes)
Posted on 04/24/2013 11:44:49 AM PDT by F15Eagle
He's a Hollywood actor, producer and director, but Ben Affleck will be living beneath his means in a big way.
The Oscar winner, 40, is joining Josh Groban, Debi Mazar, Sophia Bush and "The Avengers" star Tom Hiddleston and getting involved with the Live Below the Line campaign, which encourages people to live on $1.50 per day for five days, from April 29 to May 3.
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The comments below are hilarious. People are not fooled by this hype.
Golly, I have to get my giffashit card punched again?
What an ah.
This really is just about the dumbest possible way to bring attention to something you “care” about.
Not to mention that it’s a lie to begin with.
He’ll use it as a “study” and produce a new movie: “Po’ Like Me”
If that’s what they are spending on food, how much is their monthly rent? Bet it is far short of a thousand dollars a month many ‘mericans are paying.
If I had a mansion and all my bills paid I could live on $0 a day until the next cycle, big deal. Move out of your house Ben with no credit cards and only about $10 and see how far you get, oxygen thief.
I'll stick with Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake.
Wonder what credit cards he’ll use?
I was in college for 4 years and regularly lived off of less than that. If we had $20 at any given time, it was used at the local Sam’s Club for Ramen noodles.
Yesterday, the day before my new adventure I went shopping.
I bought, Caviar, Vodka, Prime rib, Salmon, Champagne,etc...
Today, I am well and truly ready to live on one dollar ...even less than he can. so there.
Will he employ the “Winona Ryder” approach and just shoplift?
.... HA .... just hang out at Costco and chow down on a tasty "Ghetto Lunch" by eating their free samples and buy one of their Kosher Hotdog and Sodas which totals the magic targeted price .... $1.50!! Yup .... it can be done!!
He and his cohort Matt Damon went to a very prestigious private school growing up.
They’ve never been poor, except at acting.
So, in other words, the Been Afflicted one is going on a 5-day diet and generating a lot of publicity to boot?
Or he’s planning to go to a lot of those celebrity events where he’s served free 8-course dinners?
Celebrities are frequently “comped” when they go to restaurants—after which they are frequently known to stiff the wait staff.
What tools these self-praising ones are.
After seeing Matt Damon’s liberal rants I understood why people don’t like him.
To do it right, he needs to build a cardboard shelter behind a dumpster, and sleep in a bundle of flea infected rags.
Worthless event complete with a total lack of understanding of economics of cost of living. FAIL.
If he lived out of a shopping cart and begging was the only way he could get money, then I might respect him.
I used to see the homeless every day when I went by Loaves and Fishes, Sacramento’s homeless shelter.
While I’ve seen it, I have no idea what it’s really like but I’m sure it’s far worse than I imagine.
This living on a buck fifty is actually insulting to the homeless. Is he going out looking for cans or cigarette butts to smoke?
Why not help people that are starving in America? That’s why it’s nice to tithe to the local Church, the money stays in the community and they don’t have a 95% overhead on the money. I don’t see my Pastor driving a Rolls like the Baghwan did. Whatever happened to that guy? They showed a video of his followers slaving in the fields and he pulls up in a Rolls to his mansion; how did he keep his followers in line?
If he’s sleeping at home at night then he’s not living on a buck fifty a day.
I’d be more impressed if Affleck would donate to the hungry 50% of his earnings, and get at least half of Hollyweird to do likewise, for a minimum of 10 years. I’ll go out on a limb and suggest that the people around the world who suffer from abject poverty and endless hunger are NOT impressed with this publicity stunt.
Where can I get a care-o-meter? My giffashit card is all shredded.
Veronica Lake to McCrea: “ You can’t even stay out of town!”
You know what would be a better idea, Ben? If you really wanted to help — and not just feel good about yourself and morally superior — you would live a nice but not lavish lifestyle and increase your charitable contributions significantly. Or improve these peoples’ lives the good, old-fashioned Capitalist way — invest in a business that creates jobs for people and allows them to generate wealth.
Affleck would’ve stuck with the Land Yacht.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ben Afflek is worth around $65 million. Interesting that he should choose to decrease his consumption (in effect making himself richer) than openly donate some of his largesse to the cause.
Limosine Liberal Rule #1 - Never dip into capital.
“After seeing Matt Damons liberal rants I understood why people dont like him.”
Damon just listed his Miami home for $14,500,000.00 Afflecks home is right down the street. “Slummin With the Stars : )
I sure hope Ben Affleck can survive for 5 DAYS on $1.50 per day of food.
Wow, he feels their pain. /huge sarc
Gandhi move over....
This will help the impoverished so much they won’t even know... notice... I mean it won’t help anyone
I googled it....lots more there too...some say give a f*** o meter, so I decided against those....
I had a give a S*** o meter animated gif, that the needle oscillated but I cant find that one.
I think Ben’s fake caring is blowing up all over the news.
Nobody, except for a few idiot liberals who buy into fake symbolism, is/are impressed by this obvious stunt.
for your ping list
Is he pitching a tent in a Costco parking lot?
Every summer I go camping for a week. Since there are not stores in the middle of nowhere, I live on a lot less than $1.50. Costs me about $200 in gas to get there...but after that, I am free and clear.
First, Affleck will have to go on Leno, Letterman, Jimmy Fallon to talk about “the great sacrifice” he is making - for 5 days.
And just how much do the clothes he is wearing during the 5 days cost?
It’s all about the symbolism of the limousine liberal.
Facts just get in the way of their fake causes.
You know who else went to that school, right?
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, you might have heard of him.
Live on $1.50.
Easy enough to live on $1.50 a day of food, if you only have to do it for 5 days. But who’s paying for your shelter, water, insurance, electricity, etc.?
If he wants to have a real experience, he should pick up a knife and walk into the wilderness for 5 days. That’s an eye opener and might just cure him of his civilization guilt.
Amazing isn’t it.
Idiots... and they will cheat... food, whiskey... cocaine etc.
I’ve gone three days living on 0.00/day a few times. I’m sure I could go 5 days on 0.00/day. If I was doing it to receive the praise of men, as this guy is doing, it would be pretty easy.
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