First World Problems aren’t problems

First World Problems aren’t real problems:

In the film, people living in poverty read off some #FirstWorldProblems from their own homes and neighborhoods, effectively highlighting the “real” problems of the world.

It’s a promotion from ad agency DDB NY for WaterIsLife, the organization behind a portable filtration device designed to instantly provide clean drinking water from any source.

According to WaterIsLife, their straw “has proven to be effective against waterborne diseases such as typhoid, cholera, dysentery, guinea worm, and diarrhea, and removes particles as small as fifteen microns.”

What do you think of the video? Is the #FirstWorldProblems meme all in good fun, or is it offensive to those living in poverty?


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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