Hair looking thinner than Kendall Jenner 😄
Why did Affleck get so much attention for calling out Maher’s leftwing flavored Islamophobia? Reza Aslan, Rabia Chaudry and others have publicly discussed Maher’s beef with “the Muslim world” – why were Affleck’s comments the firestarter?
The simple answer: because Affleck isn’t Muslim. He is considered, in popular consciousness, to be “neutral” in this issue, so his impassioned defense against stereotyping resonated more powerfully. More people were inclined to listen when it comes from Affleck.
Celebrity activism is moving away from the publicity-focused photo ops as we see more celebrities get involved with causes on an intimate level. Instead of just joining an established charity, more and more stars are starting their own foundations and NGOs to address complicated issues.
But the sad reality is that attention still follows a script in our society: white men are encouraged to champion anything and everything, while women and people of color are encouraged to discuss issues that are closer to their gender and racial identity."
Don’t let the voices of doubt and fear drown out the whispers of God. God’s purpose for your life is bigger than you can ever you ever imagine. Trust his plans, they are always better than yours.