Alicia Keys ,Lady Gaga & Other Celebs Sign off Facebook and Twitter On World AIDS Day

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It’s good to know that despite being celebrities, stars are still willing to do anything to help charity.

This is the case of Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Usher and other celebrities as they go offline from social media such as Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday, which is World AIDS Day. They have joined the new campaign of Keys foundation Keep a Child Alive called the Digital Life Sacrifice where celebrities and non-celebrities will sign off from social-networking sites on the World AIDS Day and will be back when the foundation raises $1 million.

Aside from those mentioned above, the other celebrities joining are Jennifer Hudson, Ryan Seacrest, Elijah Wood, Janelle Monae, Alicia Keys husband Swizz Beatz, Kim and Khloe Kardashian and Serena Williams. The ads for the campaign will show them lying in coffins to represent what they call their digital deaths. They have also filmed their last tweets and statuses as sort of a last will and testament.

Keys said that it was hard at first to get people to participate because of the schedule of the celebrities, but once she told them of the concept, not one person said no.

It’s really important and super-cool to use mediums that we naturally are on. This is such a direct and instantly emotional way and a little sarcastic, you know, of a way to get people to pay attention.

Also, according to the president and co-founder of Keep a Child Alive, they are trying to make a remark to the people: “Why do we care so much about the death of one celebrity as opposed to millions and millions of people dying in the place that we’re all from?”

One of the celebrities that will be able to raise money for charity is Lady Gaga because of her huge fan base. Currently, she has 7.2 million followers in Twitter and 24 million fans in Facebook. “She’s got a very, very mobilized fan base and that’s beautiful to watch I think (and) she’s able to draw their attention to these issues that are very important, you know, and that people follow it and act.”

The foundation began in 2003 where its raised efforts will support the HIV/AIDS affected families in Africa and India. Keys is hoping that non-celebrities will also participate in order to help the people affected with HIV/AIDS, as they are the ones who need love and care from people.


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