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Fri May 24, 2019, 12:54 PM

Red Nose Day 2019: How Does It Work, And Why Is It Being Criticized?

From https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/05/22/725782062/red-nose-day-2019-how-does-it-work-why-is-it-being-criticized



Red Nose Day 2019: How Does It Work, And Why Is It Being Criticized?

May 22, 2019 3:17 PM ET
Malaka Gharib

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is one of many celebrities who take part in Red Nose Day fundraising efforts.
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May 23 is Red Nose Day in the United States.

March 15 was Red Nose Day in the United Kingdom.

Both are charity events involving red foam noses sold as part of fundraising campaigns to fight child poverty around the world.

But this year, there was some controversy in the U.K., with charges that photos of BBC journalist Stacey Dooley, holding a Ugandan boy, perpetuated the white-savior complex. The photo was taken on a trip to Uganda to film a documentary for the British charity Comic Relief, the sponsor of Red Nose Day.

And in the U.S., a series of prizes has raised questions about the use of celebrity in charitable campaigns for example, if you donate $25 to $5,000, you're entered in a lottery to win a free trip to London for a Mumford & Sons concert in director Richard Curtis' living room, with food "provided by" actress Carey Mulligan and Curtis' wife, Emma Freud, a British broadcaster. Curtis is co-founder of Comic Relief.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 02:05 PM

1. Hah! Lot's of people need saving

And I've been saved a time or two.
The color of my savior's skin meant nothing to me
So why does it appear to mean something to you?

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Fri May 24, 2019, 02:14 PM

2. Sure, just bash everyone until no one wants to do anything.

This is insane.

What troubled me even more is the 140 million in 4 years. It's a pittance next to the massive funding for doing one another harm.

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