Socialites pose for selfies wearing refugees' emergency foil blankets
February 17, 2016 - Uncategorized
Chinese Artist Ai Wei Wei is courting controversy once again over his ongoing commentary on the European refugee crisis. This time, Ai asked dozens of attendants and well-to-do socialites to pose for photos wearing emergency foil blankets at a benefit dinner.
The artists posted several photos showing people draped in the blankets snapping selfies during the Berlin International Film Festival’s Cinema for Peace fundraiser at the Berlin Konzerthaus on Monday night. While the move may have been intended as an act of solidarity with the refugees, some say it may have missed its mark.
The images of celebrities, including actress Charlize Theron, sharing an elaborate meal while donning the foil blankets stands in stark contrast to the blankets’ normal use — warming the thousands of men, women and children who have arrived on the shores of Greece gasping for breath and soaking from the sea. Read more…