Celebrity Activism Won’t Change the World, but It Can Make a Difference

Celebrity Activism Won’t Change the World, but It Can Make a Difference
Then-President Donald Trump listens to Kim Kardashian West speak during an event on second-chance hiring for ex-convicts in the White House, in Washington, June 13, 2019 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).

Some observers have suggested that celebrities using their status to catalyze political involvement by their fans represents a new kind of celebrity activism, with more of an emphasis on inspiring action than taking action. But is that the case? And can celebrity activists, in inspiring such action, actually make a difference?

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