Though social media has illuminated the imperfect worlds of stars somewhat, the word “celebrity” still conjures an image for me of coiled hair, dark stained lipstick, eyes framed with enormous false lashes and bodies so minutely attended to by trainers and chefs that they look too slender and muscled to be real.
A new social media campaign is shattering that perception and raising money for Puerto Rico relief efforts in the process.
On Wednesday (September 27), Stephen Colbert announced on his show that “for every celebrity that puts up a puberty picture of when they’re 13 and put up #PuberMe,” he and guest Nick Kroll will make a donation to hurricane relief efforts.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) September 28, 2017
— America Ferrera (@AmericaFerrera) September 28, 2017
— Ben Platt (@BenSPLATT) September 28, 2017
— James Corden (@JKCorden) September 28, 2017
— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) September 28, 2017
If you want to share your awkward 13-year-old self to social media, you won’t be giving a donation – but you will be showing your tenacity and self-deprecation (or self-loathing.) Kroll, for one, encourages it.
— nick kroll (@nickkroll) September 28, 2017