Indonesia Changed Bjork's Charity Outlook

Icelandic singer BJORK has changed her outlook on large-scale charity fundraising following her emotional visit to Indonesia last month (JAN06).

The ALL IS FULL OF LOVE star had always been suspicious of centralised organisations because she felt too much money was wasted before it reached the needy.

The 40-year-old says, "I always felt a bit funny about it because I didn't know where the money was going and the people come and I don't know them.

"And (you hear) scandal stories about charities where most of the money pays for champagne to help with celebrities."

But seeing the plight still endured by victims of 2004's Indian Ocean tsunami has changed her mind once and for all - particularly an experience she shared with her United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) guide.

She continues, "She was pretty cool (at first), taking us to the locations and interpreting and laughing.

"And then, right before we went to the airport, she took us to see the house where she used to live and obviously it had been scraped off the ground and you could see the floor tiles.

"And then she found her mother's dress in the debris and just broke down. And it was... because we'd got to know her, it was quite hard-hitting. It's a lot to take in, in two days."


Contactmusic

Tags: Bjork - Unicef


Editors Recommendations

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

The Cannes Film festival is sneaking up fast. The Oscars felt like they were 8 minutes ago...

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

Next weekend's CounterPoint Festival will be the event's first year at a new 5000-acre site, featuring...

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Superhero movies have been striving towards the almost unobtainable goal set...

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Ricky Gervais is "Hooked" on David Brent Again - Former Paper Merchant To Return

A return for David Brent has been mooted ever since the character was wheeled...

Ricky Gervais is

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing "Made In America" To Downtown Los Angeles

Jay Z and the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti have announced that the rapper’s...

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing

Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

The editor-in-chief of US VOGUE magazine is reportedly determined for the annual...

Anna Wintour - Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

The comedy classic 'Mrs. Doubtfire' is reportedly set to return to the big-screen...

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Of Mice And Men premiered on Broadway last night, giving critics a chance to cast...

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'

Sofia Vergara has been speaking about her nerves at shooting a ménage a trois with...

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'


More recommendations

Comments

Bjork Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Bjork

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All