celebrity advocacy

celebrity advocacy
(suh.LEB.ruh.tee AD.vuh.kuh.see)
Active support for a cause or position by a celebrity.
Example Citation:
There have been a number of changes in the actor's life. His widely publicized political advocacy - there was speculation he'd run for senator or governor, and he was active in several political causes - lies dormant. "I've totally lost interest in the whole celebrity advocacy nexus I was part of pretty vigorously for a few years," he says.
— Blake Green, "Acting Naturally; Alec Baldwin heads home to play a man not unlike himself," Newsday, September 10, 2001
Earliest Citation:
"There's a tremendous opportunity for celebrity advocacy," says Baldwin. "Doctors, lawyers, teachers, politicians, and artists all used to be held in equal high regard 50 years ago, and now that's not the case. All the credibility and respect for those professions are in the toilet. But celebrity, for some reason, is given a disproportionate amount of emphasis. It's a sad reality and a sad commentary on the times we live in. But let's acknowledge this, let's harness it, and let's turn it around and use it constructively."
— Paul Verna, "Creative Coalition Honors VH1's Sykes For 'Save The Music'," Billboard, November 28, 1998
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