Stewart Rahr did something very nice for anyone affected by AIDS today. And something not as nice for anyone who was enjoying a world without self-serving Web chatter.
The billionaire saved the lives of a handful of “dead” celebrities, as Alicia Keys, Kim Kardashian and others agreed on December 1 to silence themselves on all social networks until $1 million was donated the Keep a Child Alive organization.
There was just one problem: nearly a week into this campaign, barely half that amount had been raised.
But Rahr stepped up this morning and gave $500,000 to the charity that focuses its efforts on HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. It was clearly a kind gesture, but perhaps he could have given $499,999 instead?
Naturally, Kim leaped back in and immediately Tweeted this evening: “I am back from the dead! Thank you all so much for your donations and contributions! I have missed u all so much!!! We raised $1mil to help KCA fight AIDS. Thank you so much and never stop buying life!”