Joey de Leon calls out people taking on ice bucket challenge without the "ALS" part

A sobering bucket of cold water from @angpoetniyo


The ice bucket challenge has taken on a life of its own over the past month, with celebrities trying to outdo the last video tagged as the "greatest ice bucket challenge ever!!!!" It’s for a good cause and it has definitely raised awareness for a disease that wasn’t even in most people’s vocabulary a few weeks ago.


However, as with all things, it has reached a point where some of the good intentions behind it has been watered down. On Monday (August 25), Joey de Leon posted a photo on his Instagram account where he held a sign that said, "Don’t nominate if you don’t donate."


De Leon’s call is a response to a few videos surfacing where people are simply getting doused with water, with no mention of the cause. A report by GMA News quoted him saying, "Maraming epal na gaya-gaya sa Ice Bucket Challenge. Kaso, puro lang NOMINATE...wala namang DONATE! Tumigil nga kayo!"


For more on this story, log on to Check out the ALS Association website for more details on the challenge, the disease, and how you can donate.

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