Many celebrities have accepted the ice bucket challenge in their own unique ways, and Patrick Stewart has joined the club. The British actor took it upon himself to share his own sense of humor while he wrote a check for charity.
The whole video is done in silence. There are just subtle looks that tell people watching that he thinks the idea of dousing himself in ice water is ridiculous. After writing a check for an undisclosed charity and undisclosed amount, the Star Trek actor takes a champagne bucket full of ice. There is no hint that he is going to pour it over his head.
Instead, Stewart grabs a small glass and places two ice cubes gently into the glass. He then pours himself a glass of scotch and drinks it. It is almost as if he toasts to those who nominated him for the ice bucket challenge and to those who his money will go towards.
At no point does he say anything negative about those who have chosen to take part in the challenge properly. He is a gentleman from the moment the video starts.
Stewart is certainly not the only celebrity to accept the ice bucket challenge in his own unique way. Charlie Sheen is one actor who has come under fire as some people have the view his video ruins the challenge completely. Instead of pouring water over his head, the Two and a Half Men actor pours $10,000 over his head. However, afterwards he tells people that he will donate that money to the ALS Association. That is how the charity is going to benefit fully; not from the fun videos of people pouring water over their heads. Sheen then goes onto nominate Chuck Lorre and Ashton Kutcher to do the same thing; donate $10,000 to the charity rather than pour the water over their heads.
Miley Cyrus also got involved in her own unique way. Instead of the ice bucket challenge, she did the rice bucket challenge by pouring a bucket of uncooked rice over her head. While the video makes it seem like she has misheard the actual challenge name, it is clear that this is her unique way to raise awareness. After all, people started talking about her “mistake.”
Another celebrity to do is differently was Justin Bieber. The Canadian singer chose to skip the ice and just use a bucket of water. Some believe that he did it wrong, since there is no way to tell that the bucket had cold water in it. The whole point of the challenge is to feel the symptoms of ALS temporarily. ALS sufferers struggle to move their muscles and eventually struggle to breathe on their own.
While there are many people who have gotten involved, some are complaining about all the videos showing up on their social media pages. However, the challenge is helping. People have raised $50 million so far for ALS charities. That is an amazing feat in just three weeks.
So many celebrities getting involved has certainly helped. This is especially the case when so many accept to do the ice bucket challenge in their own unique way, like Stewart’s video of him drinking his scotch.
Opinion by Alexandria Ingham