Nobody can remain cold blooded to the tragedy in Japan, not even the Hollywood stars and the music community. It seems that all of them joined forces to help the victims of the earthquake, tsunami and the latest nuclear meltdown in Japan.
Black Eyed Peas intend to raise awareness and funds for those who need help with the video for their track “Just Can’t Get Enough” that was filmed for three days one week before the disaster. According to AceShowbiz.com, the guerilla-style video will reportedly display the message “This video was filmed in Japan one week before the earthquake. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the people of Japan. We love you,” closing with a call to arms and a request to donate to the Red Cross. “It was great to do our video there. God bless the Japanese. Our love goes out to them,” group member Taboo said.”I love that it’s showing a true perspective of how it can sometimes be lonely on the road away from our loved ones. It also demonstrates the love and connection we have with Japan. Our heart goes out to all of the Japanese people who have been affected by this natural disaster,” said Fergie in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.
Known as a true activist, Lady Gaga couldn’t stay aside and managed to raise more than $250,000 for relief efforts in just one week. The pop star has posted on her website seeking her fans to spend $ 5 on the white rubber prayer band, which says “We pray for Japan” along with its Japanese version, with an image of her “monster claw”, a symbol her fans use to show their admiration for her. Her Twitter message also said all proceeds from the band from March 25 will go to the Japan tsunami relief fund. And she is also encouraging fans and followers to donate to relief efforts on the Citizen Effect web page.
According to Fox News, Katy Perry is donating funds from her tour merchandise. “Imagine… if we ALL texted REDCROSS to 90999 we’d have raised over 60million dollars for #JAPAN REFLIEF! BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE! BE!” Perry tweeted. Charlie Sheen is donating $1 from every ticket sold for his upcoming stand-up tour to the Red Cross and Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda designed T-shirts, which feature images such as a white butterfly and the phrase “Not Alone” in a red, white and blue color scheme, to benefit his band’s Music for Relief charity.
Other celebrities advocating financial support to the victims are: “Dancing With The Stars” contestant Petra Nemcova, Conan O’Brien, Diddy, Chris Brown, George Takei and Eva Longoria.
This entry was posted on Monday, March 21st, 2011 at 5:38 pm and is filed under News.