Celebrities Return on Twitter
After many celebrities agreed to take a break from their Twitter or Facebook pages, they managed to raise $1 million for a children’s charity. But now that the campaign has ended, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake or Usher are expected to make their socializing network comebacks.
Many stars left socializing networks to help and raise money for Alicia Key’s charity, “Keep A Child Alive Foundation.” And if the celebrity list included famous names such as Lady Gaga and the two other singers mentioned, they weren’t the only ones to participate at the campaign. Ryan Seacrest and Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Hudson, Khloé Kardashian, Lenny Kravitz, Jay Sean, Swizz Beatz, Serena Williams and Janelle Monáe also brought their contribution in achieving the sum of $1million. And in fact, celebrities agreed to stay away from the socializing sites until reaching that sum. However, the money amount actually raised by celebrities was $500,000, but the sum was doubled by billionaire and philanthropist Stewart Rahr. Of course, Rahr’s desire the help the campaign is highly appreciated and probably mostly by the celebrities who agreed to remain silent and not use their accounts on socializing networks until raising the money. And a week after the campaign started, celebrities managed to raise only about a half of the sum, but luckily Stewart Rahr brought the other half until one million dollars.
Well, Usher has already tweeted about his comeback on the popular socializing network. He just wanted to thank the fans for their support and also to mention the success of the campaign. “I’m alive! We raised $1mil to help KCA (Keep A Child Alive) fight AIDS. Thank you so much and never stop buying life!” Usher wrote. And as you can imagine, Usher wasn’t the only one happy to return on Twitter. Kim Kardashian also tweeted about the success of the project. “I am back from the dead! Thank you all so much for your donations and contributions!,” she said adding how much she missed the socializing network and also mentioning the fact that all the money were raised. “So stoked to be back on twitter! Special shout out to Stewie Rah Rah for his generous donation,” Ryan Seacrest tweeted. “Justin Timberlake is alive!,” the “Socializing Network” star tweeted according to Aceshowbiz.com, while Alicia Keys happily announced that “Weeee diddddddd itttttt!!!!!” and thanked everyone for the support. Lady Gaga was the only one to not tweet about the event or the fact that she is back on Twitter after days of silence. Her first tweet was about her world tour and the fact that she is having so much fun.
Well, according to ABC news the whole campaign took longer than expected, because the celebrities aimed to reach the goal really quickly, but after all the stars involved in this project have managed to achieve their purpose: $1 million. In fact, Alicia Keys and Leigh Blake, the co-founder of the charity made the news official on Monday. The singer said they managed to raise the sum expected and so the campaign had ended, also mentioning the incredible contribution of pharmaceutical entrepreneur Stewart Rahr. The campaign was launched on December 1, which is the World AIDS Day, and ended on December 6, when all the money was raised. Lady Gaga has most followers on Twitter, 7.3 million. Justin Timberlake has 3.6 million followers and Seacrest has 3.7 million. So, there is no wonder that everyone expected the campaign to be very successful from its beginnings. But, the project did reached its goal in less then a week and fans are probably happy to see their favorite stars back on socializing networks.11