Fergie’s commitment is right on the kisser

By in March 12, 2009 • Filed in: News and rumors

When you’re one of the host of young celebrities who spent the last year giving their all for Barack Obama, it can be hard to find a second act with significance.Fergie, one of the distinctive voices of the hugely successful Black Eyed Peas, is one of the exceptions: She’s found an absorbing new cause in lipstick — and HIV prevention. The singer was in Los Angeles recently at an event for Project Angel Food, and was eager to talk about the partnership she’s forged with cosmetic giant MAC in an innovative campaign, Viva Glam, to draw attention to the continuing threat that HIV/AIDS infection poses, particularly for young people who may be prone to risky sexual behavior.Fergie, who attended Obama’s inauguration and pronounced herself “awed,” explained her interest in MAC’s Viva Glam charity campaign in highly personal terms. “I think it’s important to realize that half of all new HIV infections each year are in men and women 25 and younger. . . . I have friends that are proud of being careless, that haven’t been infected or who have been and aren’t bothered by it. I want to educate people.”

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