This A lister has been banned from making any charitable appearances regarding Hurricane Irma over a media appearance during the last big disaster.
“[Name omitted] is a lovely person,’ says the source, ‘but a quiet check is the way to go.
[gender omitted] humiliated themselves last time around.’
I guess the power of a cheque will have to make do for now.
“This Is Not Going Well”: NBC Producers Look Back on the Concert for Katrina’s Kanye Moment
On Sept. 2, 2005, four days after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans with devastating impact, NBC gathered celebrities from TV, film, and music to raise money for the victims. “A Concert for Hurricane Relief” drew 8.5 million viewers and raised a reported $50 million, but that’s not what, 10 years later, it is remembered for.
Instead, the benefit, hosted by Matt Lauer and featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, Glenn Close, and Lindsay Lohan, will go down as an important page in the Katrina story for one moment: when Kanye West, channeling a nation’s frustration at the federal government’s failure to help storm victims, looked straight into an NBC camera and said, on live TV, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” – Source