George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin were upset after a charity used them to sell tickets.
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are one of the most popular A-list Hollywood couples. Both have made a name in their careers. Thus, it wasn’t surprising when one charity used them to sell tickets for an upcoming event.
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin used by a charity
Stephanie Lapensee, the organizer of the Connect Summit, was put to question after George Clooney reacted to its upcoming event.
It turned out that the event set on June 23 to 24 used Clooney, his wife, Amal Alamuddin, and other celebrities to sell high-priced tickets for a virtual forum, Deadline reported.
Aside from the Clooneys, the organization listed Steph and Aisha Curry, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves, and Charlize Theron as among the keynote speakers.
Clooney denied the event
George Clooney told Deadline that he was upset to find that the organization listed him and his wife, Amal Alamuddin, as keynote speakers without informing them.
Both Clooney and Alamuddin support several charities. However, they were not happy to learn about the event from a pal over the phone.
“There are ads running claiming that Amal and I will be participating in the Thrive Philanthropy’s Connect Summit,” Clooney said in a statement.
“We Have never heard of this summit and have never been approached to be part of a charity that is charging 399.00 for people to participate. When we contacted the company in charge they said it was a mistake and would take our names off.”
Clooney also asked the other celebrities listed on the promotional ad. They told him Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively but did not respond about Charlize Theron. Due to the incident, the Money Monster actor questioned the organization.
“We don’t know whether this charity is what it says it is and was just duped by a booking agency or whether there is something more nefarious involved. The best antiseptic is sunlight, and in the interest of protecting the public and the many important charitable organisations we hope that this situation will be rigorously investigated,” Clooney added.
The other celebrities listed were also unaware of the event.
George and Amal charity endeavor
Clooney also co-founded The Sentry and Not On Our Watch organizations. They also donated $1 million for the COVID-19 relief.
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