Why Ellen’s #selfie Should Make You Mad

By now you probably have heard about this…


The (in all honesty) awesome photo taken at the Oscar’s that features Ellen DeGeneres, Julie Roberts and a bunch of other A-list stars. You probably also have heard that Samsung has decided to give 3 million dollars to a charity of Ellen’s choosing? And 1.5 million of that she has decided to give to HSUS? More about that here.

While this all should make you mad because we all know who and what HSUS is and stands for, I want to instead discuss something else that should upset us…Why are we agvocates not connecting with A-list stars?

Ellen is just the beginning of a Hollywood that doesn’t know the facts about agriculture.

HSUS, PETA and any other animal rights groups are always armed and ready with a top movie star that will shout their name. Where is agriculture in this mix? Where is our #selfie?

I don’t really have an answer for you, but all of this news about Ellen and her #selfie made me just a little jealous that we don’t have stars giving farmers money.

I guess for now, we agvocates will need to keep tweeting and sharing our own #felfies. None of us may reach 3 million retweets alone, but as a collective unit we will. That’s the great thing about agriculture, when we come together, we have a really big voice.


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