The celebrities whose previous video got us to vote (That’s why we voted, right? That’s why I voted.) are baaaack! In this four minute video (that isn’t the inferior Pepsi one), all of the celebrities pledge to vaguely solve the world’s problems, and stop drinking so much bottled water. There’s plenty here to ridicule (like, plennnnnty), but today is a special day, and while a PSA that harnesses our obsession with the famous (and, apparently, Jenna Elfman) is a small, trite gesture, it’s a better one than The Celebrities usually make. Especially Diddy. So cheers to the celebrities. I will not make fun of you today. (Much):

MySpace Celebrity and Katalyst present The Presidential Pledge

These celebrities are facing tough challenges, and it’s important not to get caught up in the excitement of Jason Bateman’s “if it’s yellow let it mellow” flushing pledge or Anthony Kiedis’s pledge of allegiance to the united funk of funkytown or whatever and forget that there is so much work to do. But as long as Demi Moore keeps her promise to “smile more,” it will all be worth it. Okay, I couldn’t help making a little fun, but here’s where to learn more about the Be The Change program: usaservice.org.

Comments (17)
  1. There wasn’t one second of this video that wasn’t the worst.
    But Ashton Kutcher was the worst of the worst.

  2. frank  |   Posted on Jan 20th, 2009 +2

    I pledge to give Joel Schumacher the finger every time I see him.

  3. “I pledge to consider myself an American. Not an African-American.”
    Did anyone find this… out-of-place? Like, isn’t being a good country all about recognizing each others differences and embracing them? As opposed to… amalgamation? Like if he had said “Not JUST an African-American” that’d be cool. But… it just seemed like a really odd thing to say. But i’m a white canadian, so it’s entirely possible i don’t know what i’m talking about.

  4. prokofiev  |   Posted on Jan 20th, 2009 +8

    I pledge to be as condescending to middle America as humanly possible while being filmed on Ashton Kutcher’s webcam.

  5. Anyone care to guess the carbon footprint associated with the making of this self-serving montage?

  6. xmna  |   Posted on Jan 20th, 2009 +3

    Eva Longoria inspired me, I’m gonna go plant 500 trees this year, brb.

  7. bibble  |   Posted on Jan 20th, 2009 +1

    suddenly im kind of missing bush….

  8. Ashton Kutcher: “To always represent my country with pride, dignity and honesty.”

    So no new season of Punk’d, then?

  9. subtle  |   Posted on Jan 20th, 2009 0

    Are they serious? If Ashton Kutcher represents my country, I’m moving.
    And while I recognize that there is probably some value in celebrities calling attention to important issues, I still hate when they do so. It always comes off as smug, self-righteous douche-baggery, like that jerk you know that won’t shut up about the fact that he owns a Prius. We get it, you are better then us! Now let’s all move on!

  10. kate  |   Posted on Jan 20th, 2009 +1

    Ashlee Simpson a good mom? LOL

  11. i pledge to continue to do things that are charitable as long as other people watch me do them.

  12. I pledge to stop vomiting soon, and long enough finish this video. (sometime in the next 8 years)

  13. sol  |   Posted on Jan 20th, 2009 0

    and to think i was worried sick about the wrecked state of the world: the celebrities are going to meet their neighbours! plus: know their names, and give them a smile.
    I know, I know, this is a happy day for the USA… but this ad is a bit shallow, no? couldn’t they call unknown folks? because those people in the video, well, they are kinda rich, and I didn’t hear stuff like “I pleadge to stop using my private jet”. to say things like “i pleadge to raise awareness about X cause…” I mean: man, of course, what do you want? a medal for not only talking about your latest movie?
    cut it out with the famouse people, USA.

  14. adelaide  |   Posted on Jan 20th, 2009 +1

    I pledge to think twice before calling condescending celebritards cunts.

    ‘fuckwits’ will do fine.

  15. momorg  |   Posted on Jan 20th, 2009 +2

    I pledge to force my maid to use only organic and environmentally safe cleaning products…

  16. don’t be so grinchy, guys.
    yes, making a silly video is a token gesture, and could just be a way to create the image of being interested in something aside from their lives. agreed.
    but that is more than many other people who are rich and/or famous are doing.
    true, many rich and/or famous people do amazing stuff without drawing attention to themselves.
    but many don’t do jack shit aside from get their assholes bleached.
    so, you know.
    at least they’re doing something.
    it’s like recycling. it’s not much, but it’s a start.

  17. narg  |   Posted on Jan 23rd, 2009 0

    “I pledge to be a servant to our President”…..umm isn’t it supposed to be the other way around? Gov’t protects and serves us, we just support it with tax money. These people failed their history courses. They are like gay friendly neo-nazis. Heil Obama!

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