Neil DeGrasse Tyson nominated Stephen Hawking to do the Ice Bucket Challenge and he declined. And now a bunch of people who must not know who Stephen Hawking is are trying to give him shit for it oh god.
have they forgotten…that you have to donate MORE money … if you don’t do the challenge…
That and none of these people seem to realize that Stephen Hawking has ALS and has already been very generous to charity.
i didn’t really express my opinion regarding the whole craze of the ice bucket challenge yet, but reading this makes me lose hope in humanity. i think that ALS is a big fucking deal, and raising awareness for it is a good thing. but in all honesty no one should draw attention to themselves for donating to a cause, or to a charity. and even if i’ll probably lose all my followers for expressing my opinion on this, i don’t care. because there are a million causes and charities and serious diseases out there who need donations and awereness as well, but nobody throws ice water on their body in order to draw attention to these other causes\diseases.
again, don’t get me wrong, i think it’s great that awareness is being raised, but doing the right thing shouldn’t be flashy, it shouldn’t be like ”hey look at what i will do for this thing”. that does not mean that i didn’t love all of the videos of people i adore here on tumblr pouring ice water on their heads, because i totally did.
i have no idea why i chose to express my opinion regading this subject here on this silly post, but whatever. i always liked some laughter in serious situations.