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HRC Presents Cybil Sheperd For Same Sex Marriage, How About Using Some Average Joes For A Change?

The below video starring Cybil Sheperd is from the Human Rights Campaign “latest” Hollywood starfest campaign “Americans for Marriage Equality”.

Full disclosure.  I am NOT a fan of using Hollywood celebrities over and over to push the message of same sex marriage and equality.  And thats because I believe that those who are against it already paint Hollywood and its celebrities as liberal progressive personalities and thier words fall on deaf ears.

What I would like to see out of HRC is a campaign media blitz using plain ole regular folk.  Blue Collar Workers, Housewives, Seniors, and African Americans people that really speak to our opponents base.

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3 thoughts on “HRC Presents Cybil Sheperd For Same Sex Marriage, How About Using Some Average Joes For A Change?”

  1. I have to agree with you. I some testimonials from HIV positive people the other day pushing people to get tested and learn about medications.

    It was very powerful and resonated with me more than if it had been non-hiv positive celebrities.

    I do think Hollywood is a great way to further the LGBT cause, but you do not need tut all your eggs in that basket.

    Show what life is really like. That is what people need/want to see.

    Badge Society LGBT Forum

  2. I have to agree with you. I WATCHED some testimonials from HIV positive people the other day pushing people to get tested and learn about medications.

    Sorry.. my broken finger is hindering my typing 🙁

  3. Who’s going to watch a video about regular joes? the far right – the people who don’t like “hollywood elites” – aren’t going to be won over by some mechanic telling them he supports marriage equality. they’re position isn’t going to be swayed by anyone. the moveable middle however – the middle class americans who spend most of there evenings watching tv shows featuring the stars in HRC’s videos – are probably more impressed when they see someone like Kristen Bell or josh charles. i definitely see your point though. i just don’t think people are going to be as excited to watch a video with some nobody from nowhere. there has to be some allure to get people to even click the link to watch the videos.

    and it seems to me a majority of the videos from this campaign feature people of color.

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