Sound off: Celeb political fashion
People have been wearing Che t-shirts for years, and other folks will wear their Reagan shirts in protest. But celebrities are taking their political statements to a whole new level: they're wearing them on the red carpet.
First off, can the average individual ignore the seeming incongruency between the lifestyle of a movie star (especially one strutting their stuff on the red carpet in designer jewelry and clothing) and those he or she claims to represent/care about with a simple t-shirt?
And does it do a disservice to the cause to have a celebrity--who may be out of public favor in an instant for any number of reasons--wearing their political statement on their backs?
Or does it really matter? Does the attention and money that a celebrity brings to a cause cancel out the irony, the possible self-promotion involved, or the risks brought on by the tenuous nature of American celebrity?