go red or be quiet

December 1st. The 335th day of the year. In 1963, Nagaland became the 16th state of India.. Ford’s first assembly line was introduced in 1913 and in the year 2010, December 1st became the day all celebrities dropped off the face of the planet in order to raise money for AIDS. As an active Tweeter, not seeing Kim Kardashians name pop up on my timeline just feels weird. What am i supposed to do if I dont know her every move! I need to know the second she wakes up, to how long she was on the treadmill for, to what she ate for breakfast, lunch AND dinner, and what new endorsment deal she has made (kidding… well maybe..). Fellow celeb, Alicia Keys took it upon herself to influence other celebs, such as Kim and Khloé Kardashian, not to mention Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake<3, Usher, Elijah Wood and many more to “die in the digital world”. Celebrities will stop communicating through Facebook, Twitter and any other social networking site they use until $1 million has been raised in the fight to cure AIDS. Quite a few celebs, such as Ryan Seacrest posted their “Last Tweet and Testament” yesterday on their Facebook pages before signing off. (Wait seriously, last tweet and testament… cmon!) I do have to commend Ms. Keys, this is quite a unique idea and with the amount of influence celebrities have on our culture, they might not be silent for too long. With social media, stalking a celebrity tends to be in your list of things to do, and people might not be able to hold out for too long.

If you are one of the millions that need your daily fix, and you want your favorite celebrity to raise from the dead, one way is through buying Buy Life T-shirt, for $35. The front of the shirt has a barcode, and “This Shirt Fights AIDS,” the is on the back, along with “Scan the bar code or Text ‘BUYLIFE’ to 90999 to Join the Fight.” For those who have downloaded a Stickybits or Wimo app. for their phone, you can scan one of these Buy Life bar codes and donate $10 to Keep a Child Alive.

On a serious note, the latest report on the global AIDS epidemic from the United Nations estimated that there were about 2.6 million new cases of H.I.V.  globally last year, and more than 33 million people are living with the infection. if you haven’t already, GO GET TESTED… just sayin.

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