2019年4月13日雅思写作题目：Some people believe famous people's support towards international aid organizations draws the attention to problems, while others think celebrities make the problems less important. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Today, more and more famous people find themselves in international aid campaigns. Some people believe it is certainly good to the aid programs, while others argue that it actually makes the general public less attentive to the campaigns themselves. To my mind, celebrities can be of great help to such campaigns.
Obviously, international charity groups can take advantage of the publicity of those famous people. They can draw more media attention and make more people recognize the importance of a certain issue. For this reason, with celebrities cutting in, the international aid organizations can publicize their programs more effectively. At the same time, the viewing public, especially fans, will answer the appeal of their favorite stars and take concrete action such as donating money to help deal with problems in other countries.
Nevertheless, the involvement of famous stars in aid campaigns is not always helpful. We have seen many cases in which the public forget all about the people in need when they are cheering for their stars. Indeed, some entertainment stars can make the aid campaigns less serious than they are supposed to be. Besides, some irresponsible celebrities could even arouse negative attitudes of the public. What effect can it bring about when a celebrity asks people to give aid to the poverty-stricken children while he lives a luxurious life without giving away a dollar himself?
In my view, although celebrities participating in aid programs may bring some undesirable influences, I believe they are more useful than negative. Of course, the famous people, in order to set a positive example for the general public who love them, should make sincere efforts to help those people in need rather than just pay lip services.
With increasingly number of famous people involved in international aid programs, some people believe it is certainly good to the aid campaigns, while others argue that it actually makes the general public less attentive to the programs themselves. I think celebrities can contribute a lot to such campaigns.
An obvious advantage is that international charity groups can make use of “celebrity effect” to draw more media attention and let more people recognize the importance of a certain issue. Therefore, with famous people cutting in there, the international aid organizations can publicize their programs more effectively. At the same time, the general public who are watching the whole process, especially fans, will answer the appeal of their beloved idols and take concrete actions such as donating money to help deal with problems in other areas and countries.
On the contrary, sometimes the appearance of famous stars in aid campaigns can do harm. That is because the star agents pay too much attention to promote the stars themselves, which, no matter consciously or unconsciously, makes the public forget all about the people in great in need and cheer for their idols instead. As a result, the aid campaigns seem less serious than they are supposed to be. What’s more, some celebrities’ private life, which is not as positive as that they behave in front of screen, such as abusing drugs, is exposed and arouses negative attitudes of the public. The general public will never respect those irresponsible celebrities and never trust the campaigns they promote.
From my point of view, celebrities participating in aid programs may bring some undesirable influences, but advantages overweigh disadvantages. The premise is that famous people should set a good example for the public and their off-screen behaviors should be consistent with what they publicize. Only in this way, can they do concrete help to international aid programs.