We Must Stop the Trade in Blood iPhones

Campaign for conflict-free Apple products picks up celebs.


Actress Emmanuelle Chriqui, star of the HBO show Entourage and self-described “actor/activist,” just announced her support for the campaign on Change.org calling on Apple to make products with conflict-free minerals sourced from Eastern Congo. The petition has more than 56,000 e-signatures, but Apple is already orchestrating its own efforts: the company just released a sustainability report identifying the conflict minerals, tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold, and their origins.

We were just about to laud the actress for walking the walk, as she tweets mostly from “Twitter for Android.” But then we saw this:

No, look closer.


We Must Stop the Trade in Blood iPhones