Sunday, September 18, 2011

Ack ! Can I say how sick I am of Hollywood " Gift Lounge" photos !!

I get it,  I get it - companies create these huge rooms filled with UNBELIEVABLE free gifts for very wealthy, well compensated actors to come and take anything they'd like,  in exchange they will pose for a photo with that product.

Pure capitalism at it's best- I get it,  but it seems increasingly gratuitous and obscene in this climate of proposed austerity, unbelievable income disparity, poverty and unemployment.

So please,  very wealthy, well paid actors think about not showing up for this scheme. It's a little hard for middle America and lots of your fans to take right now ... and you know you can afford to buy that item yourself if you want it.

 Read on NPR- Stars Rake In The Swag As Emmy Gift Suites Abound here and Swag Bags Rule Ahead of the Emmys here