Madonna managed to convince Gucci to throw a fundraiser for her charity, RAISING MALAWI. The event will be held next month in lavish heated tents on the lawn of the United Nations. The evening’s hosts will include actresses Sarah Jessica Parker and Salma Hayek. But there is one problem - when Madonna persuaded Gucci to support her “charity”, she was not upfront about its special interests.
Raising Malawi is merely a front for Philip Berg’s Kabbalah Center of Los Angeles.
In fact, before anyone writes a check: Raising Malawi is also still not a registered charity. All of its forms, filings and press releases direct back to the Kabbalah Center.
Berg’s son Michael started Raising Malawi under the pretext of helping orphans in that impoverished country. But after Madonna helped herself to one, David Banda, Berg and the rest of the Kabbalah/Raising Malawi team went to work on their real cause: indoctrinating unsuspecting Malawi orphans into their brand of mysticism.
A gay icon swindling high-end European fashion houses into supporting a fake charity that indoctrinates helpless orphans into mysticism? This story is all kinds of awesome. It sounds like an episode of UGLY BETTY.