So, the Academy Awards are Sunday night. Ah, the Oscars...the dresses, the red carpet, the swag suites and gifting lounges.
What's that? Never heard of a swag suite? Well, let's review: Swag suites are rooms, sponsored by various companies, filled to the gills with expensive gifts...all for the taking, all free. Freebies for the one group of people who don't need anything handed to them.
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So, in the midst of the worst job loss numbers in 34 years, an economy that keeps failing, and whatever other fresh economic hell awaits us tomorrow or the next day....Hollywood is once again spoiling itself.
I'm irritated by it all. I've never understood why celebrities need to be given expensive gifts. Basically they just walk into one of these suites and they can grab anything their little hearts desire. Trips, phones, jewelry, bags. All FREE.
You have to wonder if these celebs even have the slightest sense of guilt or "gosh, I feel so blessed to have all of this" when they're in these gifting lounges.
You also have to wonder why no one has said 'enough!' and decided that maybe instead of 'taking', these celebs should consider 'giving.'
Yeah, that's right. I said giving. Instead of swag suites, why not have charity suites -- where celebs can raise money for charities of their choice and help out those who are less fortunate. Instead of just giving this crap away, why not have silent auctions for the swag? And then give all that money to charity?
I'm just sayin'....instead of helping themselves, perhaps the celebs should be helping out the less fortunate. That would make a much better story.