January 1, 2013
THE PRESENCE OF A MASSIVELY OVERWEIGHT SALLY STRUTHERS DOESN’T HELP EITHER, EVEN IF IT HEIGHTENS THE CONTRAST: Showing Pictures Of ‘Starving’ People In Africa Has Stopped Working For Charities. “Over-exposure to negative media and advertising portrayals of Africa and developing countries in other parts of the world was described as ‘depressing, manipulative and hopeless’ by respondents.”
Then there are those ASPCA ads featuring starving abused animals — when the money is probably really earmarked to pay off a settlement for bringing an abusive, fraudulent lawsuit.
But I’d donate to a charity that helped these Africans.