Sunday, April 19, 2020

Trump stopped the U.S. donation to WHO so this seems like a slap in the face to him (Trump) BUT this concert was started before he did that so, this money was already designated to WHO...Wasn't it..??

Global Citizen concert criticized for helping raise money for WHO  
By Jackie Salo  April 19, 2020   

Celine Dion performs during the 'One World: Together
At Home' concert presented by Global Citizen from her home

Global Citizen’s star-studded One World: Together at Home” concert came under fire as some criticized the televised event for raising money for the World Health Organization’s coronavirus response.

The two-hour primetime show curated by Lady Gaga raised more than $150 million for the organization’s Solidarity Response Fund, organizers said.

Elton John, Jennifer Lopez, Stevie Wonder, former US first ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush, Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion and Taylor Swift all participated in the special.

But critics of the WHO lashed out on social media in response to the broadcast event, which was the largest celebrity gathering so far to fight the pandemic.

“Each and EVERY ‘celebrity’ involved is a traitor to humankind and an equal conspirator is covering up the @WHO and Communist China’s CRIMES against humanity,” one Twitter user wrote.

The backlash comes as President Trump has accused the WHO of pro-China bias and not acting fast enough to confront the dangerous, new virus when it emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

“Why not raise money for out of work American citizens?” another user tweeted of the spectacle. “If these celebrities really cared they wouldn’t be supporting WHO. China lied and the WHO backed them.”

Coronavirus has spread to more than 735,00 Americans, including at least 39,000 deaths as of Sunday morning, according to the latest figures from John Hopkins University.

1 comment:

Tim said...

What a good idea, let private donations fund the WHO, saves us taxpayers from having to pay for it.