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Celebrity Not a Dirty Word

I somehow missed this beautiful music video inspired by Obama's "Yes We Can" speech:

The song is by will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas and I was introduced to it because he performed it just now at the DNC. After his performance, he was interviewed by MSNBC's Dimitri Martin wanna-be who asked him:

MSNBC: The McCain campaign has attacked Obama has being a "celebrity" and not really a politician. As a celebrity, how do you feel about that and do you think it's a fair attack?

will.i.am's absolutely wonderful response: When there is a natural disaster... an earthquake, a hurricane.. you call on us and we're there to bring awareness and raise money. I'm an American. I live in the United States. When I travel around the world and represent America.. it says "America" not "Hollywood." I'm not a celebrity today. I'm celebrating what Obama has done to America. There's nothing wrong... celebrity is not a bad word. If he is renowned for how he's brought the world together then we should celebrate that. Don't be jealous because you have not mustered the emotion of America. It saddens me that they choose when to be patriotic. What is wrong with us being patriots to our country? It saddens me.

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