Apparently those bleeding heart celebrities don’t care much for workers’ rights.
A report from yesterday’s Wal-Mart shareholders’ meeting:
Rocker Jon Bon Jovi and pop star Jessica Simpson are among the celebrities attending Friday morning’s Wal-Mart annual meeting in Fayetteville.
Grammy-winning gospel-soul singer Yolanda Adams opened the meeting with a couple of songs. Simpson sang the national anthem and Bon Jovi later performed for the crowd. The event always draws numerous celebrities.
And the New York Times reports that ABC is planning a Wal-Mart-themed reality show…
For the first time, Wal-Mart Stores is becoming a major sponsor of a reality television show, by signing a branded-entertainment agreement with ABC for “The Scholar,” a summer series that begins a six-week run on Monday night. Wal-Mart will be woven into the plots of episodes of the show, which is centered on a competition among 10 high school seniors from across the country for a grand prize of a full college scholarship, valued at $250,000, covering tuition and expenses.
“The Scholar” was “different from anything brought to us before,” [vice president for corporate affairs Betsy Reithemeyer] added, because it is “a unique way to get out the message on national television that we’re supporting education.”
Of course, this is all part of a Hollywood plot to infiltrate Wal-Mart so it can push worker’s rights from the inside, as Bill O’Reilly will dutifully explain on Monday’s show.