All the world is hailing Hollywood and Hollywood is patting itself on the back having raised $57 million for Haiti where 150,000 plus died and over a million are left homeless. But then I think of what Hollywood spends on making a single movie and things fall into perspective. Take for example the recent hit ‘Avatar’:
Budget: ~$500 Million ($280–310 million to produce and $150 million for marketing)
Gross (3 weeks only): $ 1 Billion plus
Hmmm….Remember we are talking just one movie here. But I guess a headline like “Hollywood three-times more marketing ‘Avatar’ than it raises for Haiti” doesn’t sound too sexy and would make the stars so uncomfortable. Also don’t let it get lost that Hollywood DID NOT give this money from it’s coffers but raised it from ALL of U.S. (Also most of it will probably go paying for the damn telethon expenses).
[Update Jan 28: I was right!]
Meanwhile, at least U.N. is having a ball while the victims continue to suffer with almost no help on the ground (unless you consider occupation forces as ‘help’) and locals being reduced to literally eating grass. But then, the Haitians are used to starving so no sweat.
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