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Ben Affleck Will Live on $1.50 a Day

Ben Affleck has joined celebrities such as George Clooney, Jonah Hill, Sophia Bush, Josh Groban and more to help shine a light on poverty through the Global Poverty Project’s Live Below the Line campaign by surviving on only $1.50 a day for 5 days. Welcome to college, Ben.

I get what he’s trying to do and it sounds awesome but the fact that he’s a millionaire obscures the message a little bit. The symbolism is sort of lost when you’re eating Top Ramen but, at the same time, you’re in your plush bathrobe sitting on your gilded bidet. This is how everyone eats ramen, right?

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