A Luxury Home Tour For A Benefit Concert? Not So Much A One World
In what could only be called as a smack in the face, American pop artists Lady Gaga refused the President of The United States Donald Trump on being asked if he could join the benefit concert “One World: Together at Home” .
One world: Together at home managed to make $128mn for the WHO’s Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund
President Flop Show, isn’t he?
Trump and the conservatives have been taking consistent jibes at the WHO for a long time now. He has decided to withhold the funds from the WHO pending a review by his very own administration. Downplaying the efforts of the organisation, he has been propagating lies about the WHO not being transparent about the virus. The democrats have retaliated fiercely to the revoked funding.
Lady Gaga shuts the door on Trump’s face : Savagery level 99999
While Lady Gaga’s aversion towards Donald Trump is pretty evident, she appreciated the efforts of the WHO and praised the WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “Thank you so much to the media for telling the stories of all of these medical professionals and getting the word out about how under-resourced their systems are.”
During this time we have seen a coming together of a singular, kind, global community.Lady Gaga
She further added:
This triumph has instilled in myself and my colleagues a true calling to call upon the private sector and philanthropists to commit millions of dollars to support the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 response.
Through thick and thin
The benefit concert was rather an emotional event with all the A-listers in the music industry unleashing the magic of their voice to generate funds for the management of the pandemic.
Lady Gaga was seen crying while Billie Joe Armstrong performed “Wake me up when september ends” Furthermore, Lady Gaga kicked off the concert with a soul jarring rendition of Nat King Cole’s “Smile” on the piano.
.@LadyGaga reminds us to “smile” and be compassionate toward one another during these difficult times. Watch her incredible performance for One World: #TogetherAtHome and do your part to fight COVID-19 by taking the pledge to stay home: https://t.co/26xVXSb0qy. pic.twitter.com/01jWBBpexI— Global Citizen (@GlblCtzn) April 19, 2020
“One World: Together at Home” managed to make some $128mn with top artists like the Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga and more performing for a total of 8 hours. The proceeds will be donated to WHO’s Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
One World? Not so much
One World: Together at home had been organised by Global citizens and while the intention was to generate funds for pandemic relief and uplift the mood of many people trapped within the four walls of their houses in fear of this deadly virus outbreak, it failed to do one of the two.
Yes, you guessed it, right.
The benefit concert has been criticised to bring a series of songs that were already melancholic and sad. Of course, the objective was to uplift the mood. However, singing to the tunes of sadness only further depressed the listeners.
Furthermore, it became a way for the artists to flaunt their luxurious houses, floor to ceiling windows overlooking lush Californian greenery, top of the line interior designs, and basically what all capitalistic pleasures brought to them.
It almost felt like it was right out of one of the editions of Architectural Digest where the celebs cannot shut up about their larger than life homes.
While this was happening, the ones sitting and watching the concert felt like they couldn’t relate to any of it. As if already existing fear and sadness weren’t enough, melancholic tunes adding to the realisation that there is a stark difference between the lives these celebrities lead and the lives common people live were enough to accept that we are definitely not a part of OneWorld. It’s much bigger and more fragmented.
The Concert received some backlash
While One World benefit concert raised a hefty amount to donate to the Solidarity Response Fund, it received enough flak. This was after Trump accused the WHO of having a pro-China bias and not taking actions against the virus fast enough. Twitterati went bonkers and some even supported Trump’s statement on the same.
One user tweeted, “Celebs in support of WHO, an egregiously corrupt Globalist scam …… well, at least they are consistent.”
70 Hollywood entertainers from #Gaga to #Oprah will participate in the Global Citizen special,"One World: Together At Home,"to raise money for the— CeCe ✝️🇺🇸 (@Ohio_Buckeye_US) April 18, 2020
World Health Organization WHO.
How about helping the unemployed & small businesses affected by the shutdown?
While the other wrote, “Why not raise money for out of work American citizens? If these celebrities really cared they wouldn’t be supporting WHO. China lied and the WHO backed them.”
Why not raise money for out of work American citizens. If these celebrities really cared they wouldn’t be supporting WHO, China lied and the WHO backed them🤨— Patricia (@TrichBudasp) April 19, 2020
Twitter was in a frenzy with people expressing their surprise, disappointment, and varied emotions.
The death toll in America has surpassed 41,575 so far, while 781,368 people have been suffering for the virus outbreak according to John Hopkins University.