Anne Hathaway, a huge supporter of the LGBT community will be donating a portion of the money she makes off her wedding pictures to equal rights organizations. She will also reportedly be donating to the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children’s Research and The Girl Effect.
It’s no secret that celebrities sell pictures to magazines and make a lot of money in the process. They do this over wedding pictures, baby pictures, weight loss pictures, etc. Most look at the celebrities as exploiting their relationship and fame and children, especially when you find out just how much these people are making on these events. While Anne Hathaway won’t be the first person to use the magazine’s interest in her for good, it is still a breath of fresh air to hear that she’ll be donating a portion of the money she makes on pictures of her wedding to actor Adam Shulman various non-profit organizations.
Anne has been a huge (and vocal) supporter of the LGBTQ community for years. She has made it no secret that her older brother Michael is gay, and that her and her family have been accepting of him since he came out of the closet. It is reported that she will be donating a portion of her earnings to Freedom to Marry. She is also reported to be donating the additional portions of her earnings to the American Cancer Society, St. Judes Children’s Research, and The Girl Project. All of these organizations are non-profits, and all of which do a lot of great work and make a real difference. I think it’s wonderful that Anne is choosing to spread out the wealth among the various organizations. This way she’s helping as many people as she can.
Whenever a celebrity donates to organizations on their own it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It bothers me that celebrities have all of this wealth and yet companies send them free things all the time. The something as common as having a wedding or a baby can make so much money – especially when celebrities like Kim Kardashian gets married for only 72 days. It’s important to share the wealth, and I comment Anne (and Adam) for being upstanding citizens. There have been paparazzi shots from their wedding floating around the internet for awhile now, but I’m sure we’ll see better quality pictures floating around newsstands in the near future.