No it is not a misprint. Apparently he visited the slums to see for himself the plight of slum dwellers.
And then after seeing the plight, will manna start raining from heaven? Will every Kibera slum turn into a two storey mansion?
I am seriously growing tired of celebrity gimmicks to attract attention through ‘pity on poor Africans’ projects. I am not accusing Mr. Rock of doing so but it’s an overall disgust on his peers.
Recently Oprah opened a $40 million dollar school in South Africa. A commentator on BBC termed her action as “dropping a gallon of water in a desert” which is painfully the truth.
No need to shun such a good gesture but in the overall scheme of fighting poverty, it is almost useless. And she is to say “I had promised Mandela to build him a school as a gift”. Oh really?
Where was this Oprah of Mandela fame during Katrina? Wouldn’t her $40 million dollars contributed significantly to the plight of Katrina victims?
Or helping Katrina victims is not “in / sexy / catchy”?
And don’t even mention rappers who try to show their roots by shooting videos of African drummers…ala Mr. Ludacris.
Or Jay-Z adopting a Swahili name, Mohammed, Jay-matope or whatever name it was, during his 2 night visit in Tanzania?
It is just disgusting.
Sometimes I feel like telling these celebrities to take their attention and sprinkled dollars and stick it where the sun doesn’t shine.
If their World Bank / IMF and many other organization have done so little to help Africa even after ‘lending’ billions of dollars out, who is to say Oprah, Ludacris, Rock & Jay-Z are our saviors.
God bless their intentions but still fuck ‘em!