The 6 Most Misguided Causes Ever Made Famous by Celebrities

 

 

” Future generations might find it odd that our society repeatedly gave people a stage to talk about important social issues based on nothing more than the fact that they once starred in a movie we liked.

We wouldn’t mind, if celebrity causes were simply vapid or silly. But sometimes, they’re down right evil.

 

#6. Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

 

Google the words “free Mumia Abu-Jamal” and you’ll find a long list of websites that howl at his incarceration. It’s like if Interpol threw Conan O’Brien in jail for making fun of the Pope. The story goes that in 1981, Abu-Jamal was arrested for shooting Philadelphia policeman Daniel Faulkner while he was issuing a traffic citation to Abu-Jamal’s brother. He was convicted and sentenced to death. Since that time, everybody from Paul Newman to the European Parliament has lobbied, in one way or another, for his release.”