Annie Lennox made a fashion and humanitarian statement on “Idol Gives Back.”
The Brit pop star wore a black t-shirt emblazoned with the words “HIV Positive” as she performed remotely. She had planned on appearing live on the show, but the Icelandic volcano ash had interfered with her travel plans.
The “HIV Positive” shirt isn’t a message that she’s HIV positive herself, rather a supporter of HIV awareness, treatment and prevention. It’s part of an ongoing campaign to remove the stigma from HIV positive people so they can get the treatment they need.
Lennox has worn the shirt before for numerous public appearances including “Idol Gives Back” in 2008 and when she performed “Chain of Fools” with Aretha Franklin at the 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame concert.
She sells a version of the “HIV Positive” shirt on her official website.
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