Ravi: In this part of the show, we go out into the street to find out what people think about our question of the day. And today we're going to ask a question about celebrities - like film stars, actors, singers - who promote charities and ask people to give them money or aid. At the beginning of the show, we listened to Zara from Bristol talking about Angelina Jolie. Zara talked about Angelina Jolie's work for charity. And nowadays, lots of famous people - celebrities - do the same. But is it a good idea? So today's question is ... 'Is it a good idea for celebrities to do work for charity?
Tess: Hmm.'Is it a good dea for celebrities to do work for charity?' Intersting question. Let's listento the answers.
Voice 1: I think it's a good thing. People don't want to listen to boring politicians but everyone likes celebrities so they listen to what they have to say. When Bob Geldof and Bono organised Live8 a few years ago, everybody was talking about how to end poverty in Africa. My little brother was only twelve years old, but he was talking about it. That can't be bad.
Voice 2: I hate it. The celebrities only want publicity, and they want us to think that they'rereally nice people, you know, they care about the world, they care about poverty, so they can sell more records. But it's a big lie. They're no interested in poor people or the charities at all.
Voice 3: Why is it a problem? The charities need money, and if celebrities can help them to get more, then what's wrong with that? I think that some celebrities only want publicity, but, well, who cares! The charities get some money, that's the really important thing.
Voice 4: If you think for example, Angelina Jolie or George Clooney is really cool, then you want to do the same things that they do. So you might give to charity too because you want to copy your favourite star. I think it's a good thing. Helping people is cool nowadays.
Voice 5: I think the celebrities do it because they copy other celebrities. Everyone's doing it nowadays - it's the fashioto do work for charity. I hate it. These film stars make millions of dollars for a film and live in houses that cost millions of dollars, and travel in private planes and stay in expensive hotels. And then they go and visit some 'poor people!'. It's ridiculou.
Ravi: OK, some interesting answers there.
Tess: Hmm. Do you have an opinion about this question? We'd love to know what you think. 'Is it a good idea for celebrities to do work for charity?'Or do you have an idea for a question that we could ask on Your Turn? Send us an email at email@example.com- and we can take your question into the street.