Oh the joy of being a follower. Don't do anything for yourself, simply follow what others have done. In recent weeks it appears that Madonna, the Pop-Icon-Diva who is most notably known for her song entitled "Like a Virgin", has been frequenting the Malawi Province of Africa for many humanitarian endeavors.
First following the example of the movie-iconess Angelina Jolie, Madonna adopted a son saving him from a life of poverty whilst bringing him into a life of opulence and instant fame. For sure there are more pictures of her newest addition, David Banda than of Tom and Katie's alien child.
Secondly, it appears Madonna is currently back in Malawi overseeing the construction of a children's health care center. Already during her visit, she has met the natural father of her new found love, and made him a part of her family too (although not with the paper to back it). It has also been rumored that she has plans to build yet another mansion in Malawi where she would like to spend up to a month out of the year getting to know the heritage of her son.
Now I do not in any way discount the good that the actions of these humanitarian stars is doing. It is obviously raising the awareness of the human condition in such places as Africa and Eur-Asia. It is obviously helping out individual communities when the celebrities visit and adopt, and spread their good fortune. But are they the saints they self-proclaim themselves to be? Or, are they simply following an economic trend that will gain them publicity like non other. We all know that a celebrity is only a celebrity if they are being talked about by the general public. How much of these humanitarian causes is actually, well humanitarian.