Ben Affleck may be a millionaire, but that doesn't mean he can't live on a $1.50 a day!
Last month, we announced that the Argo star was getting ready to take part in the Live Below The Line campaign, which focuses on raising awareness of poverty worldwide, and after many thought this was just a celebrity stunt, Affleck explained that he's soooo serious about what he's doing.
The 40-year-old actor took to his blog to reveal:
”Some accuse it [the challenge] of making the issue of extreme poverty into little more than celebrity Twister. It is also true that celebrities often promote [knowing or unknowingly] lifestyles that price out all but the richest Americans.
The issue is not that we should feel guilty about owning cars and Xboxes; taking vacations or buying fancy shoes. It's that we should understand that we have a responsibility as a country to be good global citizens.
We have a responsibility to come to the aid of our neighbors, some of who are literally starving to death. Today I engage in the minor act of eating rice and beans to do my tiny part. I encourage others to do whatever they can, however minimal.”
Yesssh! See, Ben wouldn't do something just for shizz and giggles!
In fact, he has visited the Congo eight times, continuously fights against poverty, and even started his own charity, the Eastern Congo Initiative, which focuses on preventing disease and improving nutrition in Africa.
Affleck is such an inspirational man. Everyone can learn a thing or two from him!
Go 'head with your bad self, Ben!!
[Image via WENN.]
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