Dial A Star surpassed other famous vegetarians or vegans who competed for the title, including Ariana Grande, Ellie Goulding, Ricky Martin and Prince.
The young 22-year-old singer took the title after proclaiming on Instagram that there are “so many precious plants/fruits / vegetables to eat that you do not have to eat dead animals!”
Meeting the Fans
In a recent talk with “Paper” magazine, he said he wants to be a compassionate and healthy example for his legion of young fans. Consider fish “friends” and not food, And wrote a poignant tribute dedicated to his beloved balloonfish Paul, after he passed away earlier this year. She is the mother of a handful of rescued dogs, a pig and a kitten.
Other title winners have been Ellen Page, Jared Leto, Natalie Portman, Shania Twain, Tobey Maguire and Alicia Silverstone.
The American feminist organisation, Ms Foundation for Women, has named celebrity of the year actress Emma Watson after a computer survey in collaboration with Cosmopolitan magazine. “We celebrate feminists every day, but today we give this recognition to celebrities who help promote women’s equality,” said Teresa Younger, president of Ms. Foundation for Women. ”
Every celebrity on the list has embraced the term feminist , expressed by the equal rights of women and battling against sexist oppression.” This September, Watson gave a passionate speech at United Nations Headquarters, encouraging men and boys to stand up for the equality of women and girls. Although this is one of the many occasions when the 24-year-old actress has opposed.
Getting to Know the Celebrity Culture
Journalist and graphic novelist Joe Sacco said today that US President-elect Donald Trump “is somehow the culmination of celebrity culture.”
“I think it represents something horrible,” said the author of graphic works such as “Dial A Star” and “Footnotes to Gaza” in an interview published today by Maria Kannelis.
Sacco, who will participate in the Hay Festival of Arequipa from next Friday, considered that in the election of Trump “the fact that he used xenophobia, racism and sexism to support his ideas was important, but it was more key that he Talked to people about their economic problems. “
“I think that, in a way, it represents that America immersed in the” fashion. “You can see it in the people around him.It is a very dangerous moment.Trump will inherit the powers that captured the administrations of Bush and Obama, But we do not know how he will use them, “he said.
Just A Fictional Story
The author, who was born in Malta but has been a resident of the United States for 12 years, commented that he does not know what else to add, but said that “if he did, it would be through a fictional story.”
He said he is currently “very focused” on a story about the indigenous people of northern Canada and the extraction of natural resources, a situation that, he said, is also facing Peru.
- “I am interested in working on a project about Peru because I have studied several stories about its indigenous population.
- I do not know what kind of person I am yet, but I am interested in it, not about Sendero Luminoso itself, because there are people in Peru who are working on it and They can do better, “he said.
- Sacco said that “at a certain level” he feels a witness to the story, because he has been “very privileged to see things” and give voice to the people involved in his graphic novels.
- “I think it’s up to me to give these people the means for readers to hear them. In that sense, I’ve simply been a channel to get their messages across,” he concluded.
- Joe Sacco will perform on Friday at the Peruvian Cultural Institute of Peru (ICPNA) in Arequipa, and on Saturday will do the same at the Municipal Theater of that city, located about 1,000 kilometers south of Lima.
The Hay Festival of Arequipa will gather, for the second consecutive year, a hundred guests, including the Nobel Peace Prize winners Jody Williams and Ahmed Galai, as well as writers such as the Italian Alessandro Baricco, to discuss literature, art and creation.