[Blind Gossip] Plenty of celebrities do charitable things around the holidays.
Some of them make monetary donations. Some make donations of supplies. Some show up and do volunteer work.
The thing that is really fascinating to us is which ones contribute in a quiet way versus those who feel compelled to publicize their contribution.
An example of the latter is this thirsty couple, consisting of a TV actor from a famous acting family and his TV personality wife.
They did a nice thing by personally giving some money to a regular working person. At the time, they pretended that they were doing it quietly and walking away.
Ha! That quiet act of kindness lasted all of five minutes.
They simply could not keep that moment to themselves!
They jumped on social media to crow about their good deed.
They had a publicist contact the media to write articles about their gift.
They contacted the person they gave the money to let them know how to talk to the media about this.
So, all in all, it seems that the charitable gift… was really a gift of publicity to themselves!
By the way, in case you are wondering just how generous the gift was, allow us to help with the math. We did a quick calculation using the couple’s approximate net worth. The gift represents .000083% of their net worth.
To put that in perspective, if you earn $50,000 a year, that would be the equivalent of you giving someone $4.15.
Four dollars and fifteen cents.
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[Optional] What do you think about them seeking publicity for their gift? Generous or self-serving?