Nicolas Cage, Goodwill Ambassador
This is just bizarre, Nicolas Cage has been appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. My favourite quote from the press release:
“Until today, justice has been a cause without a rebel. Now we have one,” said [UNODC Executive Director] Mr. Costa.
Cage has said that he will “use the performing arts as an engine for global justice and victim support”.
Now, let’s take a look at a couple of Nicolas Cage’s movies that are coming out in 2010. Drive Angry - “A vengeful father chases after the men who killed his daughter”. The Hungry Rabbit Jumps - “After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score”
This is Nicolas Cage’s interpretation of “global justice”? What next? A right-wing homophobic actor with a history of drug use and sexual assault being elected governor of California?