Skip to comments.Celebrity Twitter Ban Campaign a Bust, Can't Raise $1 Million; Stars Freak Out
Posted on 12/07/2010 1:47:38 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
Celebrities were so frustrated with the time it took to raise $1 million for Keep a Child Alive's "Digital Death" campaign, they persuaded a wealthy savior to give them $500,000 so they could get back on Twitter.
Brooklyn-born billionaire pharmaceutical executive Stewart Rahr donated $500,000 yesterday to meet the $1 million goal, thereby resuscitating Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Seacrest,Daphne Guinness and others on Twitter and Facebook.
"It's the worst mismanagement of star power I've ever seen in my life," said a source close to the program.
Sources said the organization expected to raise the $1 million in a week. But by yesterday, after six days, it had taken in only about $450,000. Stars including Kim Kardashian, who can earn about $10,000 a tweet, started getting itchy fingers.
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$10,000 a tweet? They get paid for that?
Let me guess the “Keep a Child Alive” funds will be given to Planned Parenthood??
Maybe they will buy all those scam debit cards the Kardashians were pushing?
That is one hell of a wacky-looking billionaire pharmaceutical executive. Just sayin’.
$10,000 a tweet.....and they as US for money.
it must really suck to learn that you’re not the omnipotent center of the freaking universe.
I thought there might have been a typo there, and not in the number
If Lady Gaga stops tweeting and nobody cares, is she still a twit?
Maybe they misunderstood the lack of donations...we wanted them to STFU.
“Stars including Kim Kardashian”
When this this fame wh&^e become a star? Unreal.....
“it proves nobody cares about their Twitter presence.”
Ain’t that the truth!
Twitter - a great place for Twits to hang out.
worse. bart’s idiotic ploy worked.
LOL... So a bunch of millionaires needed a billionaire to bail them out...to raise $1 million...which they could have just chalked up themselves. Idiots.
These people are all famous for being famous and would not survive the first food riot WTSHTF...
Useless protoplasm, every single one.
Ding ding, we have a winner! Wondered the same thing myself.
What a bunch of self absorbed twits.
Although I do support Justin Timberlake and his support/ads for Shriner’s Hospitals - they are a worthy cause.
thereby resuscitating Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Seacrest,Daphne Guinness and others on Twitter and FacebookTwittering twats all!
Part of the NEW WORLD order. TWEETS for BUCKS!
They probably saved their careers by doing this. If it lasted maybe 2-3 weeks, the kids would have found another celebrity to follow, and their careers would have been over.
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