The use of celebrities to sell products is nothing new. However, there is a trend for entertainers to be more actively involved in political issues. A recent example is the number of stars for or against the war in Iraq. Do you think celebrities should use their public appeal to endorse candidates or causes? Do you think celebrity endorsements really persuade the public or merely focus media attention on the cause?
Provide a current example to support and illustrate your claim.
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