The role of celebrities in promoting developing world issues is controversial, to say the least. Entertainers, actors, royalty and sports stars frequently act as ambassadors, spokespeople or lobbyists. Many have their own foundations or charities. Bono, Bob Geldof, Princess Diana and more recently the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, and former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh are just a few of them.It was posted before the news broke about Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York's public relations disaster. Just a bit of paid lobbying?
Her "charity" The Sarah Ferguson Foundation may well suffer, as may other efforts to help the developing world.