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$1 Mill Goal Reached, Celebs Can Now Rise From The Digital Dead

Your fave celebs can now rise from the dead.  The digitally dead that is.  We've got the deets on how the front celeb of the campaign Alicia Keys and co. finally reached their million dollar goal for the BuyLife AIDS research efforts when you read on...

The mass social networking suicide of your fave celebs is over.  After kicking off the Digital Death campaign last Wednesday in order to get fans to raise $1 million for AIDS research and to bring the celebs "back to life", they finally reached their goal today.  It was looking like the celebs would be goners for a pretty long time as they had only raised about $100 several days into it.

But after a billionaire philanthropist Stewart Rahr (who we reallized is a good friend of Alicia's hubby Swizz Beatz' as Swizzy shouts him out on Twitter constantly...convenient eh?) matched the $500K from the public in the bank today, the goal was reached.

Alicia spoke today on seeing her idea come to life:

"From the bottom of my heart, thank you to all of the fans, friends and artists who joined this cause," Keys said in a statement. "I'm incredibly inspired by all of the donations that have been made to help us achieve our goal and so humbled by the outpour of support from everyone."

Now celebs can get back to their addictions:

Now that the tweeting ban has been lifted, celebrities including Keys, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Ryan Seacrest, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Khloé Kardashian, Lenny Kravitz, Jay Sean, Swizz Beatz, Serena Williams and Janelle Monáe are now back to using the popular online social-networking sites.

"Although we never expected to raise $1 million overnight, we are completely blown away that we were able to achieve our goal in less than a week. We are moved by the many generous donations and by the amount of support we've received from the public," said Leigh Blake, the co-founder of the organization. "Over 3,600 people have joined the fight and sacrificed their own digital lives for this important cause, and we intend to continue this movement."

Congrats to the celebs on the good cause.

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ATLEAST SHE TRIED BUT IT WAS

ATLEAST SHE TRIED BUT IT WAS A FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FANS DON'T CARE!!! CAN'T USE IT FOR A COVER UP FOR BEING AN ADULTERER!!!!!!!!
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big surprise

big surprise
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This campaign was one of the

This campaign was one of the worst I’ve ever seen run. It was offensive to people ACTUALLY dying of AIDS, it was SELF-SERVING for these celebs… it was POORLY organized… just thumbs down all over. Whoever donated to this cause should have just taken their money to another organization that doesn’t promote/glamourize the ego’s of celebs and mask the process as a charitable act. In all honesty, the campaign said: “We won’t talk to you until you donate… we know we’re that important to you.” And while I encourage ALL people to donate to the world-wide charities in order to assist those living with or dying of this horrible disease… I just don’t feel this was appropriate. “Digital death”? REALLY? So we’re saying that you should somehow corelate Kim Kardashian NOT tweeting about her shoes or being in the gym (accompanied by a glamorous coffin photo) to children dying of AIDS? Good cause? YES. SELF-SERVING and Egotistical? Absolutely.
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Supposedly KK made 6 mill ,

Supposedly KK made 6 mill , this year, I bet she did not put in a dime
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seriously for all that much

seriously for all that much the fool shoulda paid the 1mill in the first place! this is total fail in my eyes
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Obviously she wasn't smart

Obviously she wasn't smart enough to come up with a better way to raise the 1m dollars. I help people everyday. What did u give her, Russ? Hopefully not just this long ass, kiss ass speach.
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Ladies and gentlemen, we

Ladies and gentlemen, we gather here today, because we have "lost" an angel. An angel who has blessed us with the gospels of truth ever since we first heard the ivory keys and the metal chords strike notes of compassion and empowerment. An angel who carried her message to lands far and wide, but whose wings always touched the ground. We are gathered to pay our last respects to this gentle angel who has inspired us with her unwavering generosity and her valiant sacrifice. But, before I continue eulogizing this precious angel, I am here today to stop this funeral. To stop this angel's wings from being clipped. Because angels don't die. I have known Alicia Keys since the moment she entered the music business and have witnessed her evolution not just as an artist, but as a person. I first met Alicia in 2002, when she came to my office to speak to me about a rally I was organizing to urge New York City Mayor Bloomberg to restore $1 billion that was being cut from city's education budget. I was immediately impressed with her because at such a young age, she came to the meeting well versed in the details of the budget and had very specific recommendations about what we should ask for. She rode in the car with me and my brother Rev. Run to the rally and I will never forget her speech. There she was onstage, in front of 100,000 people, with Andrew Cuomo, David Paterson, Shelly Silver, Jay-Z, Puffy, Wyclef and many seasoned veterans of the education movement, and no one gave a better speech than Alicia. I have watched her mature into a role model for role models. A leader amongst the highest level of leaders. A giver of the greatest compassion that inspires the compassionate. Alicia Keys, simply put, you are an angel. I have watched your tremendous organization, Keep A Child Alive, grow in the past seven years to one of the most important non-profits in the world. The 27 MILLION DOLLARS you have raised to scale-up 20 clinics and orphan care centers in India and Africa, which serve hundreds of thousands of people, is a gift that is truly remarkable. We are eternally grateful for your dedication and love you have shown to those who are suffering with HIV/AIDS, especially the millions of children who have been orphaned by this pandemic. We know it is not as simple as paying for medication for those who are sick, as the work you all do in nutrition, education, family support services, additional medical expenses, and transportation to and from the clinics is just as important as the pills themselves. Your current awareness and fundraising campaign is brilliant. It reminds us all how fragile life is, and at any moment, it can be taken from us. We WILL reach the goal of $1 million dollars. We will not let you and your dear friends die in vain. For those who want to criticize you because you have not raised the money fast enough, let me remind them that there is no time limit on compassion. You have provided us with a great opportunity to keep our children alive. This campaign gives everyone an opportunity to give and make a difference and that all adds up to something beautiful. Whether it is one dollar or one million dollars that is given towards this cause, what is just as important is the awareness that you have raised over the past seven years with your organization. We will continue to fight this disease and one day we know we will win this war. With great love all things are possible. Alicia, your music is angelic, but your work on this issue is what makes you an angel. An angel who has blessed us with the gospels of truth ever since we first heard the ivory keys and the metal chords strike notes of compassion and empowerment. An angel who carried her message to lands far and wide, but whose wings always touched the ground. We are gathered to pay our last respects to this gentle angel who has inspired us with her unwavering generosity and her valiant sacrifice. But, before I continue eulogizing this precious angel, I am here today to stop this funeral. To stop this angel's wings from being clipped. Because angels don't die. I have known Alicia Keys since the moment she entered the music business and have witnessed her evolution not just as an artist, but as a person. I first met Alicia in 2002, when she came to my office to speak to me about a rally I was organizing to urge New York City Mayor Bloomberg to restore $1 billion that was being cut from city's education budget. I was immediately impressed with her because at such a young age, she came to the meeting well versed in the details of the budget and had very specific recommendations about what we should ask for. She rode in the car with me and my brother Rev. Run to the rally and I will never forget her speech. There she was onstage, in front of 100,000 people, with Andrew Cuomo, David Paterson, Shelly Silver, Jay-Z, Puffy, Wyclef and many seasoned veterans of the education movement, and no one gave a better speech than Alicia. I have watched her mature into a role model for role models. A leader amongst the highest level of leaders. A giver of the greatest compassion that inspires the compassionate. Alicia Keys, simply put, you are an angel. I have watched your tremendous organization, Keep A Child Alive, grow in the past seven years to one of the most important non-profits in the world. The 27 MILLION DOLLARS you have raised to scale-up 20 clinics and orphan care centers in India and Africa, which serve hundreds of thousands of people, is a gift that is truly remarkable. We are eternally grateful for your dedication and love you have shown to those who are suffering with HIV/AIDS, especially the millions of children who have been orphaned by this pandemic. We know it is not as simple as paying for medication for those who are sick, as the work you all do in nutrition, education, family support services, additional medical expenses, and transportation to and from the clinics is just as important as the pills themselves. Your current awareness and fundraising campaign is brilliant. It reminds us all how fragile life is, and at any moment, it can be taken from us. We WILL reach the goal of $1 million dollars. We will not let you and your dear friends die in vain. For those who want to criticize you because you have not raised the money fast enough, let me remind them that there is no time limit on compassion. You have provided us with a great opportunity to keep our children alive. This campaign gives everyone an opportunity to give and make a difference and that all adds up to something beautiful. Whether it is one dollar or one million dollars that is given towards this cause, what is just as important is the awareness that you have raised over the past seven years with your organization. We will continue to fight this disease and one day we know we will win this war. With great love all things are possible. Alicia, your music is angelic, but your work on this issue is what makes you an angel. An angel who has blessed us with the gospels of truth ever since we first heard the ivory keys and the metal chords strike notes of compassion and empowerment. An angel who carried her message to lands far and wide, but whose wings always touched the ground. We are gathered to pay our last respects to this gentle angel who has inspired us with her unwavering generosity and her valiant sacrifice. But, before I continue eulogizing this precious angel, I am here today to stop this funeral. To stop this angel's wings from being clipped. Because angels don't die. I have known Alicia Keys since the moment she entered the music business and have witnessed her evolution not just as an artist, but as a person. I first met Alicia in 2002, when she came to my office to speak to me about a rally I was organizing to urge New York City Mayor Bloomberg to restore $1 billion that was being cut from city's education budget. I was immediately impressed with her because at such a young age, she came to the meeting well versed in the details of the budget and had very specific recommendations about what we should ask for. She rode in the car with me and my brother Rev. Run to the rally and I will never forget her speech. There she was onstage, in front of 100,000 people, with Andrew Cuomo, David Paterson, Shelly Silver, Jay-Z, Puffy, Wyclef and many seasoned veterans of the education movement, and no one gave a better speech than Alicia. I have watched her mature into a role model for role models. A leader amongst the highest level of leaders. A giver of the greatest compassion that inspires the compassionate. Alicia Keys, simply put, you are an angel. I have watched your tremendous organization, Keep A Child Alive, grow in the past seven years to one of the most important non-profits in the world. The 27 MILLION DOLLARS you have raised to scale-up 20 clinics and orphan care centers in India and Africa, which serve hundreds of thousands of people, is a gift that is truly remarkable. We are eternally grateful for your dedication and love you have shown to those who are suffering with HIV/AIDS, especially the millions of children who have been orphaned by this pandemic. We know it is not as simple as paying for medication for those who are sick, as the work you all do in nutrition, education, family support services, additional medical expenses, and transportation to and from the clinics is just as important as the pills themselves. Your current awareness and fundraising campaign is brilliant. It reminds us all how fragile life is, and at any moment, it can be taken from us. We WILL reach the goal of $1 million dollars. We will not let you and your dear friends die in vain. For those who want to criticize you because you have not raised the money fast enough, let me remind them that there is no time limit on compassion. You have provided us with a great opportunity to keep our children alive. This campaign gives everyone an opportunity to give and make a difference and that all adds up to something beautiful. Whether it is one dollar or one million dollars that is given towards this cause, what is just as important is the awareness that you have raised over the past seven years with your organization. We will continue to fight this disease and one day we know we will win this war. With great love all things are possible. Alicia, your music is angelic, but your work on this issue is what makes you an angel. have known Alicia Keys since the moment she entered the music business and have witnessed her evolution not just as an artist, but as a person. I first met Alicia in 2002, when she came to my office to speak to me about a rally I was organizing to urge New York City Mayor Bloomberg to restore $1 billion that was being cut from city's education budget. I was immediately impressed with her because at such a young age, she came to the meeting well versed in the details of the budget and had very specific recommendations about what we should ask for. She rode in the car with me and my brother Rev. Run to the rally and I will never forget her speech. There she was onstage, in front of 100,000 people, with Andrew Cuomo, David Paterson, Shelly Silver, Jay-Z, Puffy, Wyclef and many seasoned veterans of the education movement, and no one gave a better speech than Alicia. I have watched her mature into a role model for role models. A leader amongst the highest level of leaders. A giver of the greatest compassion that inspires the compassionate. Alicia Keys, simply put, you are an angel. I have watched your tremendous organization, Keep A Child Alive, grow in the past seven years to one of the most important non-profits in the world. The 27 MILLION DOLLARS you have raised to scale-up 20 clinics and orphan care centers in India and Africa, which serve hundreds of thousands of people, is a gift that is truly remarkable. We are eternally grateful for your dedication and love you have shown to those who are suffering with HIV/AIDS, especially the millions of children who have been orphaned by this pandemic. We know it is not as simple as paying for medication for those who are sick, as the work you all do in nutrition, education, family support services, additional medical expenses, and transportation to and from the clinics is just as important as the pills themselves. Your current awareness and fundraising campaign is brilliant. It reminds us all how fragile life is, and at any moment, it can be taken from us. We WILL reach the goal of $1 million dollars. We will not let you and your dear friends die in vain. For those who want to criticize you because you have not raised the money fast enough, let me remind them that there is no time limit on compassion. You have provided us with a great opportunity to keep our children alive. This campaign gives everyone an opportunity to give and make a difference and that all adds up to something beautiful. Whether it is one dollar or one million dollars that is given towards this cause, what is just as important is the awareness that you have raised over the past seven years with your organization. We will continue to fight this disease and one day we know we will win this war. With great love all things are possible.
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By George W. Brush During My

By George W. Brush During My Presidency often forced to focus on issues of national security, the fight against global disease was sometimes viewed as an anomaly or exception. It wasn’t and isn’t. America has a direct stake in the progress and hope of other nations. 0Share 2 Comments Many of the world’s problems - terrorist networks, criminal gangs, drug syndicates, pandemic diseases - are no more than a half-day plane ride from the United States. These challenges tend to take root in hopeless, poorly controlled areas. This does not mean that promoting health and development is a substitute for confronting immediate threats. It does mean that no national security strategy is complete in the long run without promoting global health, political freedom and economic progress. Early in my first term, it became clear that much of sub-Saharan Africa was on the verge of catastrophe. In some nations perhaps a quarter of the population was infected with HIV. The disease was prevalent among teachers, nurses, factory workers, farmers, civil servants - the very people who make a society run. Drugs to treat the disease existed and were falling in price, but they could hardly be found in Africa. Whole countries were living in the shadow of death, making it difficult for them to plan or prepare for the future. Our response began with an effort to reduce mother-to-child transmission of the virus - the saddest, most preventable aspect of the crisis. In 2002, America helped found the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to encourage the concerted action of wealthy nations. In 2003, I announced the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), an ambitious bilateral program to confront the worst of the pandemic with speed and urgency. Members of Congress from both parties, leaders of African nations and outside advocates such as Bono became partners with my administration in a tremendous undertaking. In all of these efforts, my concern was results. I was frankly skeptical of some past foreign assistance programs. In this crisis, we needed not only more resources but also to use them differently. So we put in place a unified command structure; set clear, ambitious, measurable goals; insisted on accountability; and made sure that host governments took leadership and responsibility. The results came more quickly than many of us expected. Early in 2003, there were perhaps 50,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa on AIDS treatment. Today, thanks to America, other donor nations and the tireless work of Africans themselves, nearly 4 million are. Fragile nations have been stabilized, making progress possible in other areas of development. But the most vivid results, for me, had a more human scale. On World AIDS Day in 2005, two young children from South Africa, Emily and Lewis, came for a White House visit. They chased around the Oval Office before Emily did what many others no doubt wanted to do - she fell asleep in her mother’s lap during my speech. Both young children were HIV-positive but had begun treatment. I could not even imagine all that curiosity and energy still and silent. I firmly believe it has served American interests to help prevent the collapse of portions of the African continent. But this effort has done something more: It has demonstrated American character and beliefs. America is a certain kind of country, dedicated to the inherent and equal dignity of human lives. It is this ideal - rooted in faith and our founding - that gives purpose to our power. When we have a chance to do the right thing, we take it. On this week’s World AIDS Day, considerable progress has been made. The United Nations recently reported that the world has begun to halt and reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS. However, considerable need remains. Every human life is precious, and far too many people around the world continue to suffer from the disease. We still hope for an AIDS vaccine. In the meantime, there are millions on treatment who cannot be abandoned. And the progress in many African nations depends on the realistic hope of new patients gaining access to treatment. Why get tested if AIDS drugs are restricted to current patients? On AIDS, to stand still is to lose ground. I am happily out of the political business. But I can offer some friendly advice to members of Congress, new and old. A thousand pressing issues come with each day. But there are only a few that you will want to talk about in retirement with your children. The continuing fight against global AIDS is something for which America will be remembered. And you will never regret the part you take. The writer was the 43rd president of the United States. This first appeared in The Washington Post. By George W. Bush During a presidency often forced to focus on issues of national security, the fight against global disease was sometimes viewed as an anomaly or exception. It wasn’t and isn’t. America has a direct stake in the progress and hope of other nations. 0Share 2 Comments Many of the world’s problems - terrorist networks, criminal gangs, drug syndicates, pandemic diseases - are no more than a half-day plane ride from the United States. These challenges tend to take root in hopeless, poorly controlled areas. This does not mean that promoting health and development is a substitute for confronting immediate threats. It does mean that no national security strategy is complete in the long run without promoting global health, political freedom and economic progress. Early in my first term, it became clear that much of sub-Saharan Africa was on the verge of catastrophe. In some nations perhaps a quarter of the population was infected with HIV. The disease was prevalent among teachers, nurses, factory workers, farmers, civil servants - the very people who make a society run. Drugs to treat the disease existed and were falling in price, but they could hardly be found in Africa. Whole countries were living in the shadow of death, making it difficult for them to plan or prepare for the future. Our response began with an effort to reduce mother-to-child transmission of the virus - the saddest, most preventable aspect of the crisis. In 2002, America helped found the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to encourage the concerted action of wealthy nations. In 2003, I announced the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), an ambitious bilateral program to confront the worst of the pandemic with speed and urgency. Members of Congress from both parties, leaders of African nations and outside advocates such as Bono became partners with my administration in a tremendous undertaking. In all of these efforts, my concern was results. I was frankly skeptical of some past foreign assistance programs. In this crisis, we needed not only more resources but also to use them differently. So we put in place a unified command structure; set clear, ambitious, measurable goals; insisted on accountability; and made sure that host governments took leadership and responsibility. The results came more quickly than many of us expected. Early in 2003, there were perhaps 50,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa on AIDS treatment. Today, thanks to America, other donor nations and the tireless work of Africans themselves, nearly 4 million are. Fragile nations have been stabilized, making progress possible in other areas of development. But the most vivid results, for me, had a more human scale. On World AIDS Day in 2005, two young children from South Africa, Emily and Lewis, came for a White House visit. They chased around the Oval Office before Emily did what many others no doubt wanted to do - she fell asleep in her mother’s lap during my speech. Both young children were HIV-positive but had begun treatment. I could not even imagine all that curiosity and energy still and silent. I firmly believe it has served American interests to help prevent the collapse of portions of the African continent. But this effort has done something more: It has demonstrated American character and beliefs. America is a certain kind of country, dedicated to the inherent and equal dignity of human lives. It is this ideal - rooted in faith and our founding - that gives purpose to our power. When we have a chance to do the right thing, we take it. On this week’s World AIDS Day, considerable progress has been made. The United Nations recently reported that the world has begun to halt and reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS. However, considerable need remains. Every human life is precious, and far too many people around the world continue to suffer from the disease. We still hope for an AIDS vaccine. In the meantime, there are millions on treatment who cannot be abandoned. And the progress in many African nations depends on the realistic hope of new patients gaining access to treatment. Why get tested if AIDS drugs are restricted to current patients? On AIDS, to stand still is to lose ground. I am happily out of the political business. But I can offer some friendly advice to members of Congress, new and old. A thousand pressing issues come with each day. But there are only a few that you will want to talk about in retirement with your children. The continuing fight against global AIDS is something for which America will be remembered. And you will never regret the part you take. The writer was the 43rd president of the United States. This first appeared in The Washington Post.
Anonymous's picture

Sub-Saharan Africa is more

Sub-Saharan Africa is more heavily affected by HIV and AIDS than any other region of the world. An estimated 22.5 million people are living with HIV in the region - around two thirds of the global total. In 2009 around 1.3 million people died from AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa and 1.8 million people became infected with HIV. Since the beginning of the epidemic 14.8 million children have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS.1 The social and economic consequences of the AIDS epidemic are widely felt, not only in the health sector but also in education, industry, agriculture, transport, human resources and the economy in general. The AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa continues to devastate communities, rolling back decades of development progress. Sub-Saharan Africa faces a triple challenge: * Providing health care, antiretroviral treatment, and support to a growing population of people with HIV-related illnesses. * Reducing the annual toll of new HIV infections by enabling individuals to protect themselves and others. * Coping with the impact of millions of AIDS deaths2 on orphans and other survivors, communities, and national development.
Anonymous's picture

You all are so hateful. I

You all are so hateful. I can only imagine how miserable you all are in your own life!!!!!!! Why was this an EPIC FAIL? Was the $1 milliion not raised???! Jerks! That was the point of the FUND RAISER!!! Idoits post here! Smh!
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Group 1: Viruses As its name

Group 1: Viruses As its name suggests, H.I.V. – the human immunodeficiency virus – is a type of biological entity called a virus. A basic understanding of the biology of viruses underlies our ability to discuss how H.I.V. works and how scientists, doctors, educators and community leaders are trying to fight its spread. Questions: What are viruses? How are they different from bacteria? What is H.I.V.? How is it transmitted? Do scientists have a clear picture of how H.I.V. originated? Are H.I.V. and AIDS the same thing? Explain. Group 2: The Immune System The immune system – a collection of specialized structures including cells, tissues, and proteins – protects the body from invaders such as viruses, bacteria and fungi. H.I.V. kills the cells of the immune system. AIDS, which stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome, sets in when H.I.V. has so severely damaged the immune system that it no longer functions, leaving the body unable to fight infections. A person can live with H.I.V. for many years before the symptoms of AIDS set in.
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Anonymous's picture

I 100% support the idea of

I 100% support the idea of AIDS fundraising but this idea was SO CORNY to me...and to everyone else apparently as it took her husband's billionaire friend to make it a success. #epicfail indeed.
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EPIC FAIL The emphasis was on

EPIC FAIL The emphasis was on the 'celebrity' and not the cause. How vain and presumptious of them to think people would be willing to fork out $10 to have them back on twitter! I hated the whole idea of using death in a campaign. Those pics of them made a mockery of death and were in very bad taste. I so with she billionnaire hadn't come to their rescue. We would have been rid of them until next year much at least. Shame on you Usher for quitting. I guess you never commit to anything afterall. Amongst all the 'celebrities' involved they could have easily donated the $1 mill insted of asking us poor folks to part with money we don't have.
Anonymous's picture

LMAO! Especially about Usher!

LMAO! Especially about Usher!
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LMAO! Especially about Usher!

LMAO! Especially about Usher!
Queen Safira's picture

LMAO! Especially about Usher!

LMAO! Especially about Usher!
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oops forgot to spell

oops forgot to spell check EPIC FAIL The emphasis was on the 'celebrity' and not the cause. How vain and presumptuous of them to think people would be willing to fork out $10 to have them back on twitter! I hated the whole idea of using death in a campaign. Those pics of them made a mockery of death and were in very bad taste. I so wish the billionaire hadn't come to their rescue. We would have been rid of them until next year march at least. Shame on you Usher for quitting. I guess you never commit to anything after all. Amongst all the 'celebrities' involved they could have easily donated the $1 mill instead of asking us poor folks to part with money we don't have.
Anonymous's picture

#epicfail for a fundraising

#epicfail for a fundraising idea. Great that children were kept alive!
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SELF-PROMOTION AND CHARITY

SELF-PROMOTION AND CHARITY DON'T PAY..... UNLESS OF COURSE YOU HAVE BILLIONAIRE BUDDIES
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Wow! At some of the comments

Wow! At some of the comments on here....I think Alicia has good intentions on raising money for people in africa. It is hard times out here with our economy and people being laidoff and on unemployment. Otherwise I believe she would have met her goal from donations. And I guess having 5million followers really doesn't mean anything..But congratulations on meeting your goal and may GOD bless everyone involved in giving to anyone in need !
Anonymous's picture

They actually only raised

They actually only raised $184K and most of the celebs put up the rest to make it to $500K. Then Steven Rahr added his $500K to complete the total. Most people probably did not donate because celebs don't talk to them on twitter anyway. Celebs may tweet all day but rarely respond to everyday folk who respond and shout them out. So staying off twitter or online in general is neither here nor there.
Anonymous's picture

I checked the digital death

I checked the digital death site yesterday afternoon and they were at less than $300K. No way they got $200K in donations in that time, in order for the rich billionaire to match. Bottom line, they were too narcissistic and (probably) suffering withdrawals, so they anted up the dollars themselves. Once they realized that *brain fart* nobody gives a damn if you are digitally dead, they had no other option but to resurrect themselves, or risk losing face. AK lost on this one. Usher didn't even wait for the 1 million mark. He was back on Twitter 2 days ago.
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Oh how nice, money being

Oh how nice, money being passed between the rich. *eyeroll*
Anonymous's picture

LOL, they paid it themselves.

LOL, they paid it themselves.
Anonymous's picture

I little upset at naive

I little upset at naive America Why are so many people dramatically proclaiming "good for the charity" "yay for the charity" "STFU it's for a good cause" IS THAT A FACT....can you prove with all the STFU energy you have on this blog that the money is in fact going towards a legitimate AIDS research program, Africa, AIDS and Hungry Children have been receiving donations and charity collections for decades with many stories of the money being squandered , what makes ALica Keys charity so trustworthy? How sure are you "STFU-ers" that the money will be used legitimately? Are you not familiar with the greedy dishonest long-standing practices of rich rip-off America where doctors/scientists charge just a million for their time leaving no money to collect materials for research....A celebrity charity is more honest than a non-profit organization, government or a church charity..both of which have been caught stealing out the charity bag and making up fake donation foundations. Who the hell is ALicia Keys? Mt. Sinai and the University of California SF started researching AIDS in 1981, does ALicia Keys have a better research team than the hospitals, does it make sense to donate to a celebrity with frivolous material possessions with a tacky celebrity death campaign over donating directly to an actual hospital doing research relentlessly with no sleep, no vacations, no music videos, just research all the time...what makes Alica Keys and her accountants so trustworthy that people need to STFU it's for a good cause...Is it 100% going to make it to the cause? or will most of become someones salary for their participation.
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I so agree.

I so agree.
Gail's picture

I cant help but agree with

I cant help but agree with you! These "STUF-ers' (as you call them lol) have definitely been drinking the idealist, celebrities can do no wrong kool aid.
EverybodyPanic's picture

I could give a rats A$$ how

I could give a rats A$$ how they raised the money. This went to a great cause. As much as AIDS has plagued the world we should be thankful people care enough to help. I dont care about their motives if its for attention of whatever....they are still contributing. I WISH I had a million dollars to contribute. So instead of consistently criticizing STFU and look at the bigger picture!
Anonymous's picture

I'd rather give to the

I'd rather give to the homeless man on the corner, and I do. Charity begins at home.
Gail's picture

You are so right Gail. I

You are so right Gail. I don't see how and why she is sending money for AIDS research and KCA when there are so many Americans (her own country) are literally dying everyday. Like you said, charity begins at home!
Rebecca's picture

Next time these dumb celebs

Next time these dumb celebs should just cut the check themselves. The people that want to donate to organizations already do, and don't need digital deaths to make them do so.
HAHAHHAHAHA's picture

Why are people overly

Why are people overly concerned with the fact that a billionaire donated money for a charitable cause? Who gives a damn! Point is, they reached their goal. And the funds will go towards assisting AIDs patients. Damn critical ass coons. Get a hobby!
Anonymous's picture

Exactly! I seriously think

Exactly! I seriously think some people on here qualify for a check. The kind you get after a psychological evaluation.
*TyFierce*'s picture

Glad the money for AIDS was

Glad the money for AIDS was raised...clearly no one gives a damn if they tweet or not tho
Anonymous's picture

1 million dollars will NOT go

1 million dollars will NOT go towards finding a cure. Half will go into the participants pocket.
Anonymous's picture

And you know this for a fact?

And you know this for a fact? Provide the proof. Otherwise, STFU.
Anonymous's picture

Yawn. Those hypocrites still

Yawn. Those hypocrites still had SOMEONE tweeting for them while they were "dead."
Akimbo's picture

Usher was tweeting away days

Usher was tweeting away days ago!
KoKoChanell's picture

Dang, that was quick!

Dang, that was quick!
MissNovember's picture

You all are a bunch of

You all are a bunch of ignorant, dumb ass coons. Yea I said it. How do you go about being angry after a charity met it's goal and your dumb asses did not contribute any money to it? Why are you upset? It's not like they put a gun up to your head and said donate $10. It's a million things to bitch about in the world, this is not one of them. We should applaud good efforts, not dumb ass heathen ones as you all do always. There was no time limit, also all of their followers are not middle class or poor. Yes, rich people can be fans of celebrities and charities as well. I know 1 thing. Stewie Rahr will be blessed, unlike you other bickering fools that hold on to your money so much that you feel $10 will hurt your way of living. Such a sad world we live in when Selfish, egotistical, inhumane human beings try and call people who are actually doing something good with their money and life narcissistic. STFU, you dumb, hating fools. One thing I know is that in any way, they RAISED the money and they raised it in 6 days. before Stewie Rahr even donated, it was already at 420K. They would have made it to 1 mil before January even without the big donation. I honestly don't know where Natasha is getting only $100. Dumb Much?!
Anonymous's picture

People are criticizing how

People are criticizing how they went about raising the money, not the fact that they're trying to raise money. The US raised billions of dollars to give to Haiti and im sure some of these commentors (including myself) gave. The problem here is that the nature of this campaign was vain, self centered, morbid, irresponsible, and narcissistic. It was. Nobody was hoping that the money wouldnt be raised. Nobody was being stingy with their money. People were just choosing to speak up about something they see is wrong. That's all.
EverybodyPanic's picture

Sweetie I felt your anger all

Sweetie I felt your anger all the way over here!! lol But I totally understand why you feel the way you do. Some people are just critical of everything. Nothing you can do about it. Just do you and be thankful you are NOT that way.
Anonymous's picture

I think Natasha mean to say

I think Natasha mean to say $100K and that it took several days in order to reach that goal. However, she did say that Stewie Rahr matched the 500K that had already been donated by the public.
Anonymous's picture

This campaign answered the

This campaign answered the question, what does it mean to have X amount of followers on twitter? and the answer, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Between all the stars who digitally died, they have more than 25 million plus followers, they only needed 100,000 followers to donate to meet their goal. Yet, it took a BILLIONAIRE to come in and close the deal. I think as we continue to advance in technology, where "celebs" become increasingly accesible and so does their personal business, people will no longer buy into the idea of "celebrity" and that is why campaigns like this WILL NOT work. While the idea, of this campaign, was good, the execution, of this campaign, was bad.
Gail's picture

Congrats to KCA, I am sure

Congrats to KCA, I am sure thatthose precios children will be happy to reciev the housing and meds that will come from this. Conngrats to the celebs that participated, every little bit counts. I see that this innovative concept went over a lot of peoples heads, they focused on everything from the concept to the personal lives of the participants, but failed to see the humanity and that's sad. Thanks Alicia and Leigh for all that you have done.
Anonymous's picture

Steve Rahr is a good friend

Steve Rahr is a good friend of Swizz Beats. And Swizz shouts him out on twitter all the time. So this gets a side eye. Swizz had to go ask his friend for the donation. Either way I am glad money goes to charity.
Anonymous's picture

WTF? You people ae idiots.

WTF? You people ae idiots. Who gives a damn it was raied. Case closed you idiot.
Anonymous's picture

This whole premise was a dumb

This whole premise was a dumb azz idea based totally on celeb narcissist, people had to donate to an actual good cause or they were gonna deprive the world of their useless social networking posts especially that lame azz twitter. That should be a clue to them that the reason why they stayed digitally dead until now was because maybe just maybe folks got sick of the forever and day facebook and twitter posts they give all day long. If they wanted to raise money in these tough economic times then why not have all their followers donate 1 dollar,and then they all could have matched it. I work but a lot of my paycheck is reserved for paying back damn student loans,so only way I can contribute is with not so much money but time. That’s were the celebs lost points was tying the realness of the cause with their egos and sticking themselves in coffins. Sorry yall not posting isn’t a tragedy lol.
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