I’ve always thought that it was strange how the richest people always seem to get so much for free. Kind of counter-intuitive, don’t you think? I know, everyone wants their product on the arm of a celebrity – it’s simple marketing.
Now Ed Norton is speaking out against the baskets, â€œI mean the gift baskets, worth amounts of money that a low income family could live on for a year, [are given to] people who have so much already. It gets depressing. You sit there, going, â€˜This is an embarrassment.â€™â€
George Clooney auctioned his basket off through United Way last year.
Norton also says that he and others want to do away with the swag altogether, â€œA lot of us have talked to the Academy Awards producers about this and I think theyâ€™re actually going to scuttle the gift baskets and that kind of stuff.â€
Also not helping the gift basket frenzy: This past year there was all sorts of issues as gift-baskets were declared taxable by the IRS.
Via – Fametastic