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Fundraiser for Hurricane Relief Turns Political... in Under One Minute
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But the success of the event has been largely overshadowed by the overt political statements of several celebrities who used the occasion to opine on the dangers of climate change.
Stevie Wonder kicked off the evening's festivities by proclaiming that those who do not believe in climate change are "blind and uneducated."
Blind...Good one, Stevie. See what he did there?
But Stevie Wonder wasn't the only celebrity to get political during Tuesday night's telethon.
Singer Beyoncé contributed a video that started, “During a time when it’s impossible to watch the news without seeing violence or racism in this country. Just when you think it couldn’t possibly be worse, natural disasters take precious life, do massive damage, and forever change lives.”
Beyoncé then implied that climate change was behind the hurricanes, a monsoon in India and even the recent earthquake in Mexico.
I'm surprised she didn't attempt to pin Hillary Clinton's election loss on climate change too.
These celebrities work the phones for an hour and think that entitles them to lecture us on morality. I don't want to take a lecture on morality from somebody who has to use a second hand's worth of fingers to count their marriages.
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