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Forum Post: Embrace of Mega-Millioned Entertainment Celebs Undermines Credibility

Posted 3 years ago on Oct. 13, 2011, 7:45 p.m. EST by owstag (508)
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You know, a movement purporting to represent the 99% protesting, among other things, the grotesquely disproportionate wealth of the top 1%, loses a lot of credibility when it embraces mega-millionaire entertainment celebrities such as Kanye West, Russell Simmons, Beyonce & Jay Z, etc. I mean, there's something obscene about a guy like Russell Simmons driving to the protest in a vehicle worth more than what some 1%-ers earn per year (he literally drove a $500,000 vehicle there, and it's just one of many cars he owns).

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[-] 2 points by littrellb (199) from Hillsboro, OR 3 years ago

Could not agree more.