Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Africa's Hotness


The New York Times recently reported on Africa's increasing trendiness among celebrities. Behold Gwyneth's new Ad Campaign to help African children.  

And much as it may strain the limits of good taste to say it, Africa — rife with disease, famine, poverty and civil war — is suddenly “hot.”

Beginning early in the decade with a trickle of celebrity fact-finding missions to strife-torn sub-Saharan nations (Bono in Ghana, Bono everywhere) that became a torrent within the last couple of years (Clay Aiken in Uganda, Jessica Simpson in Kenya), Africa has now been embraced by the masses...more



Irritating? Yes.  

Thankfully others are being sarcastic and mocking, so we can all stop grinding our teeth.



(Via Mixed Media Watch Blog)


Blogger Andy's Life in India said...

I love the fact that even as a fad, Africa remains one homogenous 'country'.

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Carmen Van Kerckhove said...

Hey, thanks for the shout-out to Mixed Media Watch! ;)

5:13 PM  
Blogger Sony Pony said...

of course, no problem

11:10 PM  

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