Meet Hollywood's A-list activists
Rihanna joins the Stop Asian Hate march on the streets of NYC
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Graced with money, influence, and visibility, celebrities hold an immense power in today’s world. Some use that power to evade the laws of regular citizens, while others decide to use that power to help said citizens.
Many stars have partnered with organizations or have become UN Goodwill Ambassadors, but celebrities like Rihanna are taking their own stand. Most recently, the singer and entrepreneur joined the fight against anti-Asian hate crimes, which has seen a dramatic rise endangering AAPI communities in the US this past year.
Rihanna took to the streets for the #StopAsianHate march in New York City on April 4, along with her assistant Tina Truong, and many people marching alongside her didn't even recognize her as she went incognito in a dark outfit with long braids, a hat, and a black face mask. Of course, she has used her star power to elevate issues in the past, like Black Lives Matter or the farmers' protest in India, but she is no stranger to the work being done on the ground.
Everyone knows the world is in need of help, whether it’s social inequality or the impending environmental collapse. Sometimes the pressure to change the world is too much for people to think about if they’re already struggling to provide enough for themselves. That’s where the celebrity aid really shines. They fill in the gaps, often with money, but also by raising awareness and influencing the masses, so they can return a slice of their good fortune to the world.
Through humanitarian action, these A-listers bring to light serious issues such as poverty, hunger, social injustice, and natural disasters, helping thousands of vulnerable people around the world.
Click through the gallery to see a heartwarming list of celebrities who have taken a stand for the issues they care about.
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