Celebrities can generate headlines and raise awareness; they don’t have to take in a refugee to prove they’re sincere
Is it time to stop boorishly calling out the supposed liberal hypocritical elite (what one might term the hypocrati)? Benedict Cumberbatch has spoken about when he was playing Hamlet in 2015 and made an on-stage appeal on behalf of Syrian refugees, passing around a collection bucket and decrying the Tory government (which had agreed to accept only 20,000 Syrian refugees in five years), shouting: “Fuck the politicians!”
Cumberbatch now says he doesn’t regret speaking up, though he “got overexcited and said things in a rather grand manner some nights”.
There’s a feeling that celebrities should put their actions where their agonised, mewling gobs are
Link : Don’t pillory Benedict Cumberbatch – at least he cares | Barbara Ellen