Shalom Life | March 09, 2014

Adam Levine Promotes Red Cross Through Paparazzi Photos

The Maroon 5 frontman follows in the charitable footsteps of Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: November 13th, 2012 in Culture » Society » News

The Amazing Spiderman couple (both on and off screen), Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, brilliantly decided to take advantage of their celebrity in September by holding up signs for their favorite causes while the paparazzi were snapping shots of them.

As Garfield and Stone exited a New York City restaurant, they placed cardboard posters in front of their faces reading, “We found out that there were paparazzi outside the restaurant we were eating in. So… Why not take this opportunity to bring attention to organizations that need and deserve it: www.wwo.org and www.gildasclubnyc.org. Have a good day!”

Maroon 5 front man, Adam Levine, saw the paparazzi shot in a magazine and thought it was a wonderful idea. He decided to use the same method to gain support and donations for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Levine was photographed holding up a sign reading “Text RedCross to 90999”.

During an interview on Ellen, Levine explained how strange and uncomfortable the experience of being followed by paparazzi can be.

"It's unnatural and strange to be somewhere inconspicuously and then someone shows up and (snaps away) and it's new for me, even though the band had its fame earlier, this is a whole other thing”, Levine begins.

"So I thought, 'Well, if it's gonna be a strange annoyance and weird and inconvenient, we should at least do something that maybe could turn into something positive and actually this all came from - I can't remember who it was in the photograph - but they had something, a sign or something, in a publication recently and I thought, 'That is so cool, that they're... turning this into a positive thing', so I decided to join the bandwagon and put something good up there."

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