And no, I’m not talking about their dimpled chins.
The two are connected by their outstanding donations to the tsunami relief effort in Japan. Both Bullock and Lovato donated $1 million of her own money to the cause. While this puts Lovato on the map as far as philanthropy goes, Bullock has long been known for her generosity (she donated $1 million after Haiti as well).
I commend these two for their donations, but am wondering why more celebs haven’t jumped on the donation bandwagon. Philanthropic superstars like Brangelina and Oprah are yet to pledge/fund raise any money.
For the record, there are still plenty of other celebs (Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Jack Johnson…) that have done their philanthropic duty, but the support for Japan is coming in much slower than it did for previous natural disasters (Haiti, Indonesia, Katrina).
What do you think of the celebrity response to the tsunami? Do celebs have a “duty” to donate during major crises?