Acting Up in Asia

Bill Murray's character in Lost in Translation traveled to Asia to make moola doing whiskey ads. No wonder he was so unhappy: he left behind his cause. Post-Richard Gere, entertainment figures have zeroed in on just about every injustice on the continent, and hardly a week goes by without a high-profile visit or statement of outrage. Over the weekend, one of the original bad girls of rock, the Pretenders' lead singer and vegetarian Chrissie Hynde, was scheduled to make an appearance at a Bangkok outlet of KFC—accompanied by a protester in a giant chicken suit—to tell Thais that eating drumsticks is...

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