Suppose I’m a celebrity of sorts, and I get invited to participate in a celebrity edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. Now, on those shows, the celebrities’ winnings go to a charity of the celebrity’s choice.
Now further suppose that Regis asks me what charity I’m supporting, and I decide to give the money to an organization that is likely to upset quite a few people. For example, the NRA or the National Right-to-Life Center.
Does WWTBAM (or ABC or Disney?) have veto power over what charities participants can support with their winnings? If someone were to support a divisive charity, would the producers merely try to talk them out of it? Do they have a list of acceptable and unacceptable charities?
DISCLAIMER #1: I’m not saying that the NRA or the National Right-to-Life Center are charities in the strictest sense. But you get the idea.
DISCLAIMER #2: This same question goes for other televised charity events, like celebrity Jeopardy! or a celebrity pro-am golf tournament.