George And Amal Clooney Donate $1 Million To SPLC

USA Today reports:

If money talks, George and Amal Clooney made it shout Tuesday, by donating $1 million to the Southern Poverty Law Center to help fight hate groups in the wake of tragedy and violence in Charlottesville, Va.

The SPLC, a leading civil-rights group that monitors hate groups and campaigns against bigotry, is partnering with the Clooney Foundation for Justice to increase its ability to combat hate groups in the USA by highlighting the dangers of white-supremacist ideology. The SPLC said further details on what the money will be used for will be available later.

“Amal and I wanted to add our voice (and financial assistance) to the ongoing fight for equality,” Clooney said in a statement to USA TODAY. “There are no two sides to bigotry and hate.”

“We are proud to support the Southern Poverty Law Center in its efforts to prevent violent extremism in the United States,” the Clooneys said in their prepared statement. “What happened in Charlottesville, and what is happening in communities across our country, demands our collective engagement to stand up to hate.”

From the SPLC:

“Like George and Amal Clooney, we were shocked by the size, ugliness, and ferocity of the white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville,” said SPLC President Richard Cohen. “It was a reflection of just how much Trump’s incendiary campaign and presidency has energized the radical right. We are deeply grateful to the Clooney Foundation for standing with us at this critical moment in our country’s fight against hate.”

  • Adam Stevens

    They should ask Trump to match the donation.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Good for them. Given the crap the SPLC has to deal with, any and all support is good.

  • Moebym of the Returners

    Love the Clooneys. Simply wonderful human beings inside and out.

    • Their list of charitable donations is very impressive.

  • JWC

    Oh those dad blamed Lovin Liberals and all the dalgone money How is a repecti, religious group ‘sposed to spread our hate freely

    • Jonathan Smith

      reach DEEP into those wallet’s…..

  • Probably already been posted already, but in any case, another resignation where they took the opportunity to have their resignation letter say more than just “I resign.”
    https://twitter.com/dan_kammen/status/900360794231013376
    That extra message, from the 1st letters in each paragraph: IMPEACH,

    • vorpal 😼

      Good on him for taking a stance, but sadly, the LAST thing we need is fewer science-minded people involved in this administration nightmare :(.

      • Judas Peckerwood

        Any scientist with ethics will simply be ignored and used as political windowdressing, so resigning is the right move.

  • The Milkman

    She’s so beautiful, and so intelligent, and so accomplished, and she’s married to George Clooney. Sometimes life just isn’t fair.

  • HZ81

    Awesome org. As a member, or donator at least, I’m proud some of my hard-earned establishment elite cash goes to the each and every month, especially in light of our recent Nazi-palooza with a Nutzi in the White House.

    • pablo

      They lost me when they labeled Maajid Nawaz and Ayaan Hirsi Ali as Islamaphobic extremists.

      • Cuberly

        They screwed up when they did that but I’m not throwing in the towel. They’re not only a much storied org but the work they do is used by many governmental agencies in tracking domestic hate groups.

        We need them.

      • another_steve

        Given enough time, even the most progressive and wonderful of civil liberty organizations fuck up.

        Case in point: When the ACLU applauded Donald Trump’s abolition of the Obama E.O. intended to help prevent the sale of guns to people determined by the Social Security Administration to be mentally or emotionally unable to manage for themselves their government benefits.

      • HZ81

        I can’t place Nawaz in this head of mine now, but I do agree that Hirsi Ali isn’t an extremist. Defense of anyone’s stupid fucking religion/cult doesn’t earn pts from me, but they do too much good work for me to dismiss them.

  • worstcultever

    Fuck yeah, Amal and George! Kudos!

  • bkmn

    Hope it starts a trend among celebs.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    3 things. Good for them. SPLC has lots of work ahead of them. OMG! Amal is so cute! I am really jealous. Finally check out the resignation letter. 1st letter of each paragraph spells IMPEACH.

    https://twitter.com/dan_kammen/status/900360794231013376

    • GayOldLady

      Who are you jealous of, Amal or George? I’m jealous of George. 🙂

      • Rebecca Gardner

        I want an Amal all my own. So cute!

        • GayOldLady

          My wife won’t let me have one!

          • Bluto

            “She followed me home. Can we keep her?”

          • Nor will mine. Rats.

          • GayOldLady

            Wives are just possessive that way. 🙂

        • When you’ve seen one, you’ve seen am all. LOL

      • I find them both hawt…but my crush on Clooney goes back decades.

  • another_steve

    “Amal” is a tricky name.

    Your finger slips one letter to the left of ‘m’ on the keyboard and it’s very embarrassing.

    • Gustav2

      That ‘muscle memory’ will get you every time.

    • Jonathan Smith

      actually, fingers don’t need to slip. i CONSTANTLY read that wrong.

      • another_steve

        That’s because your mind is in the gutter (which is probably where mine should be at the moment…).

    • BobSF_94117

      Anak?

      • another_steve

        What kinda keyboard you usin’, gurl?

    • stevenj

      I think it’s pronounce Ah-malI but when I first saw your post I read amyl.

      • Silver Badger

        Yeah. It sounds like he married a bottle of poppers.

    • Reality.Bites

      Indeed, Anal right in the middle of JMG can make an embarrassing mess that’s hard to clean up.

      • prixator

        Damn santorum!

    • Daveed_WOW

      Yes, I’m sure she never thought of that. Please send her an email and let her know. /snark

    • prixator

      My ex-partner-now-best-friend sometimes forgets to use a filter and says some very funny, but embarrassing stuff. Like the time we were at our favourite greasy spoon and were served by a new waitress. He is very gregarious, so he was joking around throughout the meal. When the check came, he looked at it to see what her name was and said to her “What’s your name? Anus?”. It was actually Avis.

      I was mortified, but she just laughed.

  • AtticusP
    • Tomcat

      How true.

    • JWC

      why not you branded “Fake News”

    • Tomcat

      Haven’t been inside either one of them so I will take your word for that.
      Just kidding.

  • Tomcat

    Good people!!!!!!

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    Them damn hollywud ee-lights

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    Try clooney’s tequila. He doesnt own the company anymore but its damn good.

    • Reality.Bites

      “Try clooney’s tequila.”

      I’d rather try his chorizo.

  • Reality.Bites

    There they go, those baskets of plorables.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Hold that position..urmmmm thought…..just stay still and don’t move! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/00f653c5af18b3552f4cdaffa13153cb31fcb413b515c86124375041e2152505.jpg

    • JCF

      LOL

    • Derrick Johns

      What an handsome man. Don’t make me horney Bambinotaliano. Please don’t. Horneyness does nothing for me now. I’ve even gotten rid of my dildoes..

  • Bluto

    So is this George’s prosperity seed?

    • Librarykid

      No, that’s what made their baby.

      • Moebym of the Returners

        *babies. Twins.

        • Jonathan Smith

          so he is REALLY prosperous…….

  • Ken M

    First thought when seeing the pic of the couple..”that is one amazing dress” lol

  • Mike

    The SPLC lost credibility when they named Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Maajid Nawaz as anti-Muslim extremists. Two one-person hate groups? What a disgrace and embarrassment. There is nothing out of bounds about condemning religion or calling for it to be reformed. If the SPLC thinks that’s intolerable, they are off the rails.

    • leastyebejudged

      Go back to Breitbart, you fucktard.

      • Mike

        This is why we can’t have nice things.

        • edrex

          actually, we can’t have nice things because we have a poorly educated electorate.

          • Mike

            That too. It’s quite a mess, from dumbbell MAGAs, to people who prioritize defending religious atrocities over defending the victims of those atrocities. Following the (dear) leader is so much easier than thinking for oneself.

        • leastyebejudged

          Yes, your lying hypocrisy is why.

  • Hank
  • Jay Mills

    This is great, unlike most of our celebrities who have determined the best course through our national nightmare is to stay 100 percent silent. Fuck them and their millions of “fans”.

    • edrex

      however, i would have appreciated the silence of sarandon.

      • Jay Mills

        she’s happy now that her boy won

  • Jack

    Wow.

  • JerryRich

    All that talent and beauty, great humanitarians, and George’s aunt is the great Rosemary Clooney. I have been going hog-wild listening to Rosemary on Tidal. Check out this new release of “lost” recordings. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/36ee14dfb35ab336c617d6b2520db37247bb1748b13a8c27b86246e00d594765.jpg

  • Derrick Johns

    I love George Clooney and I love his aunt.

  • Galvestonian

    God Bless them … good people.

  • JCF
  • fuzzybits

    Yay!