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Posted on 05/22/2013 9:40:10 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Bono, Olivia Wilde and Richard Branson join Matt Damon's "toilet strike"
What is the latest celebrity accessory trend? Diapers.
In a humorous, but fact-filled PSA, Olivia Wilde, Bono and Richard Branson announce they are joining Matt Damon's toilet strike to raise awareness about the global water crisis.
In the definition of promises they can't keep (but it's the sentiment that counts), the three celebs pledge, "We won't go to the bathroom until everyone in the world has access to clean water and sanitation."
"I remember when Matt first brought up the idea, it was at a meeting of the illuminati," Bono says.
"Bono was so mad," Wilde chimes in. "Oy! Damon! Who let you into our secret illuminati meeting?"
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But joking aside, the trio draws attention to just how serious the water situation is by presenting some disturbing statistics:
"780 million people, that's one in nine, lacks access to safe water," Bono says.
Which is why Damon co-founded Water.org -- in collaboration with Gary White -- in an effort to help come up with solutions to the water crisis so that all people have access to safe water and sanitation.
Thus far, the organization has helped more than 1 million people living in Africa, South Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. And it's Damon's passion and success that drew Wilde to the movement (or lack of movement, if you catch my drift).
"I want to support creative organizations that truly impact the lives of those in need, particularly those living in extreme poverty," Wilde said in a statement. "Water.org makes a real difference around the world, and in Haiti, a country that I care deeply about."
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Can call them The Wild-Smelling Bunch.
Why don’t they just empty their swimming pools and hot tubs?
i heard reports bono gave bathrooms up a long time ago.
CBS News misspelled "defecation".
They have no idea why people there are so poor. Their “solutions” will make then poorer.
"I want to support creative organizations that truly impact the lives of those in need, particularly those living in extreme poverty," Wilde said in a statement.
Wilde should support capitalists if she wants to help those in poverty.
All the creative solutions involve dumping a ton of cash on these countries, 99% of which ends up in Swiss banks.
They’re all full of s#!t........
Well matt, bono, and the rest of you elites stop hogging energy and resources at anywhere from 100 to 1000 fold what most US citizens use, only then can we talk. Ask these hypocrats how much material is in their home, how many hours and miles do they fly annually. Do they have private planes that hog energy to fly a few elites to far away places. Perhaps these phony pigs can live in a 900 sq foot apartment, and stay in one place for a few years. No flying, no driving, no exotic food. Live like the rest of us then you can rid yourselves of all that built up bodily waste.
I already thought Damon was full of sh*t, apparently his capacity is endless.
Do you ever find yourself wishing idiots would
keep their mouths closed so you wouldn't have
to know how really really really stupid they are?
I have an overuse of the word really permit.
Wouldn’t work. He is number two.
does a bono poop in the woods?
Well, this can only blow up in their face.
Insipid elite-speak nonsense. If you are so concerned about the water crisis, get your behind in economy class to central Africa and go help dig a well, use your Hollywood millions to buy some pipes and sanitation equipment, educate the locals about conservation, and stop blabbering about soiling yourself.
That fraction is probably the lowest in human history. If that's a "water crisis," well then crisis on.
Of course....they will add more to the pollution problem with more adult diapers in the landfills
There protests would work better if they just take a leak behind a tree instead of peeing in the toilet
What a pantload.
Ofcourse, they'll all still have bathrooms with 22 karat gold fixtures.
Bono's own version of a mobile Mecca must have quite a carbon footprint.
As far as my home goes, I'll continue to flush.
In their honor I will flush my toilet an additional 10 times.
The best solution to the age old problem of lack of water, food and shelter especially in desert Africa is the one proclaimed by Sam Kinison......moving trucks
If you drill a well, their government finds a way to destroy it. It’s too empowering
Toilets were invented for sanitary health reasons. Now we’re going backward.
They could just pee on the sidewalk. That would be cool. /s
If its yellow, let it mellow...if its brown, flush it down.
Which reminds me, I have some business to attend to and I’ll be back in a few.........
The elites are an aggravating and stupid lot to think the average citizen would buy into their drivel. Entertainers are without doubt the most useless and overpaid lot of resource pigs on the planet. Get rid of them all and read a good book.
People are poor and without water because of their poor leadership.
So these 780 million people will now have four toilets to drink out of instead of just one?? Way to go, Matt. That will certainly speed up the lines.
Taking money from poor people in rich countries...
to give it to rich people in poor countries.
bunch of fakers