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Actor Will Smith pays for July 4 fireworks in New Orleans

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Think! first, Will *! *An utter waste of money for a city that needs so much more than just 10 minutes of pyrotechnics!

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Another celebrity who’s lost touch with other human beings. Why don’t you now match and multiply that by 10 and donate to some very needy charities in that area?

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@snowymountainhell

It's his money and he can do whatever he wants with it.

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Another celebrity who’s lost touch with other human beings. Why don’t you now match and multiply that by 10 and donate to some very needy charities in that area?

Let's be honest, NOLA is socially beyond repair.

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Just shoot their guns to the air..

Enough celebration..

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Agreed @Alongfortheride @9:21am. It’s his $. Smith can burn through it any way he wants…

@9:21am: “@smh - It's his money and he can do whatever he wants with it.”

like the JadenSmith rising star ‘vehicles’ KarateKid (kung fu), AfterEarth, and Bright.

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Another celebrity who’s lost touch with other human beings

I think a lot of people actually like fireworks. I could take them or leave them.

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Agreed @Expresssister 2:05pm, Will Smith can feed more children with carrots than fireworks.

- “…a lot of people actually like fireworks. I could take them or leave them.

Sure, fireworks look great from their VIP suites at the casino hotel and their private parties on the Mississippi.

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[Another celebrity who’s lost touch with other human beings] - *

Despite the affluence of N.O’s 1% partying with Will Smith & Antoine Fuqua and giving them tax-breaks on film production there, most of N.O.’s inner city children will get just school lunch, some get a breakfast, but few get a consistent evening or weekend meal.

- @9:21am: “It's his money and he can do whatever he wants with it.” -

Yeah @Alongfortheride 9:21am, they’ll film his movie and then, go back to the other L.A. as soon as he’s done…

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Sure, fireworks look great from their VIP suites at the casino hotel and their private parties on the Mississippi.

The good thing about fireworks over the Mississippi River is that they are in the sky, and people on the ground nearby can also look at them, regardless of wealth.

Yeah @Alongfortheride 9:21am, they’ll film his movie and then, go back to the other L.A. as soon as he’s done…

Actors do typically go home after they have finished filming on location, yes.

Despite the affluence of N.O’s 1% partying with Will Smith & Antoine Fuqua and giving them tax-breaks on film production there, most of N.O.’s inner city children will get just school lunch, some get a breakfast, but few get a consistent evening or weekend meal.

Sounds like capitalism has lead to a small minority of people living in opulence while the vast majority work hard just to get by. Pretty bad system, if you ask me. We should replace it with a system where workers have control of the means of production, reproduction, and distribution.

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So, then “*Circuses” *@ExpressSister 3:11pm but no “bread” for the masses?

Seems somewhat contrarian to your final paragraph:

- “Sounds like capitalism has lead to a small minority of people living in opulence while the vast majority work hard just to get by. Pretty bad system, if you ask me. We should replace it with a system where workers have control of the means of production, reproduction, and distribution.” -

or, is Yours all ‘contrarian’?

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Good on him. A man who cares.

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Smith & Fuqua @Sister 3:11pm, bailed earlier this year on the filming jobs promised for locals in Georgia over “Jim Crow” issues.

- “Actors do typically go home after they have finished filming on location, yes.”

Seems hypocritical that now, some BIG money is being paid to refurbish and maintain some to the traditional plantation sites where they’re currently filming.

Facetiousness aside, before he leaves La., don’t you think he should give something sustainable back instead of fireworks?

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or, is Yours all ‘contrarian’?

Not sure how this follows. As the song says, "hearts starve as well as bodies". Entertainment is a human right.

Facetiousness aside, before he leaves La., don’t you think he should give something sustainable back instead of fireworks?

Will Smith, personally? If it was his decision to move filming to NOLA, then it might be the case that, if the movie is successful, other studios want to film there, instead of everything being done in Georgia or London. This might require tax incentives from the Louisiana government, however.

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Is there a troll for NK on here. I'll tell you what to do with your money

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Another celebrity who’s lost touch with other human beings. Why don’t you now match and multiply that by 10 and donate to some very needy charities in that area?

Gotta love the entitlement of the day. "How dare you not give away more free money?"

How about a 'thank you'. He could have given away zero.

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No one on JT knows how much Will Smith donates. He and his wife donated more than $1 million every year. They also raise money for causes they believe in.

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No one on JT knows how much Will Smith donates. He and his wife donated more than $1 million every year. They also raise money for causes they believe in.

Unless he has donated every last goddamn cent he owns, he is pathetic and classist.

At least that's what the entitled people would have you believe:

Another celebrity who’s lost touch with other human beings. Why don’t you now match and multiply that by 10 and donate to some very needy charities in that area?

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zichiToday  01:27 am JST

No one on JT knows how much Will Smith donates. He and his wife donated more than $1 million every year. 

Wait--so no one on JT knows how much Will Smith donates? But then someone on JT says 'He and his wife donated more than $1 million every year.'

Just trying to follow along. Is the first part right and the second part wrong? Or vice-versa? I can't keep up with this stuff!

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When people like Will Smith donate money it will appear on their tax returns thus we know they donate more than $1 million. But this does not necessarily amount to every donation they make and the millions they also raise for their causes which I believe is more than 70.

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That @Strangerland 1:07am, would be “entitlement of Yesterday”, for those like ‘post-sniping’ in the wee hours o’ the mornin’:

“Gotta love the entitlement of the day: "How dare you not give away more free money?” - Unless he has donated every last goddamn cent he owns, he is pathetic and classist.

No one said the latter. Just pointing out, Hollywood celebrities now like the virtue-signal.

The Fresh Prince should have ‘*kept it on the Down Low” *IF it was too be truly virtuous.

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snowymountainhellToday  06:47 am JST

The Fresh Prince should have ‘*kept it on the Down Low” *IF it was too be truly virtuous.

Well said.

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You do have a point @zichi 1:27am: “the ‘truly virtuous’ often choose to just remain ‘anonymous’:

No one on JT knows how much Smith donates.

Yes, they do. The above Press Release advertises it here.

- “He & his wife donated more than $1m every year.”

Great for them. *and, *“Thanks Will & Jada!” (don’t want to be ungracious for their very public benevolence.)

*- “**They also raise money for causes they believe in.*

So, Let’s hope that they will consider the children of Louisiana one of them?

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So, Let’s hope that they will consider the children of Louisiana one of them?

How do you know they haven't done so, yet have kept it quiet?

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You do have a point @zichi 1:27am: “the ‘truly virtuous’ often choose to just remain ‘anonymous’:

Could you give me some examples of people who are "truly virtuous"? This is, of course, a trick question, since by this definition you cannot.

Since this is, by your definition, impossible, how does one determine whether or not someone is virtuous?

What is virtue?

I just want to know what it is that people are supposedly signalling.

If you're accusing people of virtue signalling, aren't you, by implication, saying that virtue signalling is something you wouldn't do? That you're too good to do that? That that is a virtue of yours?

Aren't you virtue signalling?

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No one said the latter. Just pointing out, Hollywood celebrities now like the virtue-signal.

Yes, because spending $100,000 for the enjoyment of the citizens in the city in which he is working isn't something anyone would ever do for the good of it, and any intelligent person can only conclude the action was for the purpose of signalling virtue, rather than any enjoyment of providing entertainment for the people, right?

I mean, who would be so stupid as to think someone with money would ever spend it for any reason other than signalling virtue, you'd have to think they were people with emotion and feelings to be so stupid as to believe that, right? And therefore, we are entitled to more money from them right? If they are just signalling virtue, they need to spend millions before we will accept them as virtuous, right? Anything less is pathetic, and they deserve to be denigrated for spending their money on something that the people would enjoy, right?

I'm curious though, how much of Will's money are the people entitled to before he isn't denigrated anymore?

Another celebrity who’s lost touch with other human beings. Why don’t you now match and multiply that by 10 and donate to some very needy charities in that area?

Oh sorry, I didn't realize you already said the people are entitled to 10x as much.

Where is this rule written down? Someone needs to point Will at it so he doesn't stop depriving the people of his money that they are entitled too.

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