Sometimes I wonder if I am making it worse, or making it better. Am I legitimising these causes? Or the opposite?
- Pamela Anderson
Pamela Anderson is an activist whose commitment to environmental protection campaigns and animal rights causes should not be questioned. She is genuine about these things and has put a lot of money, time and energy where her mouth is. But how effective is celebrity-endorsement as a model for charity and activism work? Does a celebrity backing (or fronting) your campaign really help? The Guardian analyses the issue here.
Also, check out Pamela Anderson’s work with Margaret Thatcher’s old pal, Frank Field MP, to save the Amazon and assist the indigenous people there. I liked this little nugget: Field once asked Thatcher what her greatest regret was. According to Field, ‘she had no hesitation. “I cut taxes, and thought we’d get a giving nation and we haven’t.” She was aware that people had taken and not given back.’ Interesting, eh?