Danny Bonaduce: ‘Emotional blackmail’ for World AIDS Day
Danny Bonaduce spoke up for the "I don't really think that will work like they thought" crowd Wednesday, criticizing a World AIDS Day fundraising effort in which celebs such as Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Kim Kardashian and Ryan Seacrest have sworn off Twitter, Facebook and the like until fans donate $1 million to the Keep a Child Alive foundation.
"Isn't it sort of emotional blackmail?" Bonaduce said on a local news broadcast, according to Philly.com. "Ryan Seacrest isn't going to tell me he just pet his cat until I offer some money?" He made his points, incidentally, after making it very clear that he was criticizing the fundraising method, not the cause.
To add oomph, the celebs posed dead in coffins for pics visible at the Digital Death website.
As of 5 p.m. PST Wednesday, a little over $100,000 had been donated to the cause, presumably on the day when awareness of the effort was at its peak.
At this rate, it could be awhile before we hear anything from Gaga, Seacrest and friends.
Lady Gaga, Ryan Seacrest and more swearing off social media for charity
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Danny Bonaduce on March 12, 2007. Credit: Rene Macura / Hard Rock Cafe / Associated Press