Sir Paul McCartney has added his voice to those of Natalie Portman, Daniel Craig, Ellen DeGeneres, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Dame Judi Dench, and Nicole Kidman by joining the new Global Tolerance ‘Don’t Judge’ campaign.
Each celebrity has their own phrase reflecting the Everyone Matters campaign’s missive. McCartney’s choice, ‘Live and Let Live,’ epitomizes the campaign’s message of global and personal tolerance.
In a collective message to “Open Your Heart to Everyone’s Differences” and “Everyone has the right NOT to be judged based on who they are, or how they look,” global celebrities are teaming with leading organizations to represent everyone–women and men, black and white, gay and straight, the disabled, children, seniors, ethnic, racial and religious groups–as equal.
The grassroots and online campaign is using social media and digital content by inviting the public to upload affirming ‘I Am!’ photos of themselves, videos and blogs regarding their experiences being judged as well as judging others, and signing up for the ‘24-Hour Challenge’ to Not Judge in Thought or Action. The campaign also features a school-based ‘America’s Ideals’ competition and ‘Letting Go of Judgement’ Tree project.
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