Stars Unite to 'F*** Famine'

Group aims to raise awareness, not money
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 4, 2011 9:18 AM CDT
Updated Oct 4, 2011 10:36 AM CDT

(Newser) – Bono, George Clooney, Colin Farrell, and a host of celebrities spout the F-word in a new ad with a simple message: "F*** famine." (Don't worry, it's still SFW, thanks to a lot of censoring.) "Famine is the real obscenity," explains Bono in the video. The commercial points people to his anti-poverty group ONE, which aims to focus attention on the famine in the Horn of Africa, especially Somalia, the Telegraph reports.

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"More than 30,000 children have died in just three months. The pictures from Dadaab look like a nightmare from centuries past. Yet, this is the 21st century and these pictures are real and, on the whole, unseen," explains Bono on the Huffington Post. "The food crisis in the Horn of Africa is nothing short of a humanitarian catastrophe, but it is getting less attention than the latest Hollywood break-ups and make-ups." He encourages viewers to sign ONE's petition calling on world leaders to take action. Watch the video, which includes Mike Huckabee dropping an F-bomb, in the gallery. (Read more famine stories.)

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