Let’s Redefine Scandal

Most of us love a bit of good gossip, but the word “scandal” has become nectar for the tabloids. Paparazzi and media are obsessed with snapping the late night antics of a celebrity or reporting on reality show cheating.

Actress Olivia Wilde wants to redefine this word. In a recent issue of Marie Claire she was quoted saying: “I’d like to refocus everyone’s attention away from the Kardashians and onto Doctors Without Borders…Let’s redefine scandal. Scandal is not who so-and-so is dating; scandal is the fact that 1.2 million people are still living in tents in Haiti.”

We whole-heartedly applaud Olivia’s passion and ferocity to roll up her sleeves and get to work where so much help is needed.

Currently, she serves as a member of the board of directors for Artists for Peace and Justice (check out a short video of her in Haiti here), where she fundraises and works in the slums of Port-au-Prince to help build secondary schools for the poor that provide educational programs, hot meals, clean drinking water and regular medical treatments.

Perhaps she was inspired by her role as number Thirteen on House, for now she is also involved with Doctors Without Borders. She says on her website: “I have fantasized about becoming a doctor so I could travel with them to the world’s most dangerous places, caring for those with no access to desperately needed health care.”

Beauty, acting chops and a desire to do good? Olivia Wilde is officially a triple threat.


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Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.4 years ago


tiffany t.
tiffany t.4 years ago

she is beautiful inside and out : )

Robert O.
Robert O.4 years ago

So true.

Robert Hardy
Robert Hardy4 years ago

I appreciate Ms. Wilde and agree with her completely. What a waste to care about celebrity. Care about real people.

Mel M.
Past Member 4 years ago

Love her. Thanks

Robert O.
Robert O.5 years ago

Thank you.

Carol P.
Carol P.5 years ago

I saw her interviewed on television and liked the point she made. Cheers to any celebrity who chooses to use their fame to promote more worthwhile causes than their own celebrity.

Honestly, I don't understand why our society puts actors and models (or lately, reality-television personalities) on pedestals the way it does. Many have little education and live lifestyles not worthy of my attention. It's not about how you look or what you own, but how you choose to live your life.

William K.
William K.5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Matilda H.
Past Member 5 years ago

VERY true, thank you.

K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.