I basically said the Colombian singer Shakira was a sell out for dying her hair blonde and using sex to sell her new album.
But my friends reminded me that I should have mentioned Shakira does a lot of charity work and especially focuses on children's issues.
Shakira also has been an ambassador for UNICEF since 2003 and her foundation "Pies Descalzos" or the Barefoot Foundation supports that organization. In fact this coming Monday, Dec. 7, Shakira will speak about the work her foundation does at Oxford University.
She also recently met with the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, to talk about child welfare issues, according to another article in Hoy.
"All I have to do is close my eyes and I can imagine their faces; I know that each child has a name, a heart, a dream; I know that their lives are just as valuable as yours or mine. Yet many of these children die every day in total abandonment," Shakira is quoted on her foundation Web site.
So even though I think Shakira has become too commercial, I'll give her credit for working to save the children.