Hmmm...might not be good for his commercial deal with TARP recipient Capital One .
Not everyone camping out is thrilled with celebrities making an appearance with Occupy Wall Street.
In this amazing video, civil rights pioneer John Lewis was denied the chance to speak at Occupy Atlanta. It's not just that the crowd said "no" to a legend because they don't want the message co-opted by any movement, but it's the way they voted which stands out. Everything said during the debate had to be repeated by the entire group. This way there's no "single voice" speaking for the whole. This makes the decision making process excruciatingly long. It may be egalitarian, but if this is how you want your government to work, I'd better start learning Mandarin.
I am not here to mock the Occupy movement.
There are a variety of issues making millions of Americans unhappy, and these encampments are one expression of that. But celebrities enter the movement at their peril.
Most should probably avoid Occupy Wall Street. In fact, some shouldn't even THINK about showing up. Who? I asked folks on Twitter for suggestions. Fortunately, people on Twitter—while unhappy with the state of our economy—still have a sense of humor.
Here is their baker's dozen list of stars who should stay away.
This nominee came from @davidbargmann. Look they're trying to clean up Zuccotti Park. Have you seen that girl's room? The Jersey Shore cast already Occupies Too Much Oxygen. On the other hand, I would love to see financially troubled Teresa Giudice of "Real Housewives of New Jersey" launch Occupy Hoboken.
2. THE SALAHIS
This suggestion came from @ktumulty, even though both White House party crashers are currently out of work and may no longer be "one percenters"...assuming they ever were in the first place.
3. LINDSAY LOHAN
@tbuhl weighed in with this suggestion. Even though Lohan is another fallen star who may soon be in the 99 percent crowd, if she shows, how far behind can her annoying mother be?
4. PARIS HILTON
@wallytee wants to make sure the heiress stays home. If she popped in for a visit, the ensuing outrage would give new meaning to, "That's hot."
5. DONALD TRUMP
As if. Still, @SCMikeJ came up with this suggestion, along with Gene Simmons. Frankly, I'd pay money to be there if they showed.
6. ANY TOP 40 ARTIST EXCEPT LADY GAGA
Only Gaga would be allowed because the people who Occupy Wall Street were born this way. Thanks to @defcon_5 for this one.
7. ANY OF THE KARDASHIANS
Why? As @j2lovesfriday tweeted, "Not for political reasons but because they'd whine too much." He'd like someone to start #OccupyKardashianMansion
8. KEITH RICHARDS
This suggestion made me spit out my coffee laughing, so I asked @goodgreekgirl why she didn't want the famous musician mixing with the masses. "I love Keith, but talk about excessssssssssssssss just doesn't seem to fit with the OWS crowd."
9, 10, 11, 12 and 13. THE HOFF, SIMON COWELL, NBA PLAYERS, DAVID BLAINE, AND TIGER WOODS
That list courtesy of @rewashednews, who says he'd make an exception for Woods, if "he's looking for a date."
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