(Nevermind Coldplay or music or the politics…the main reason Chris Martin is the Chris of the Day is because he managed to marry Gweneth Paltrow…nuff said……but below are some other pretty good reasons…cd)
Martin has been particularly outspoken on issues of fair trade. He has done a great deal of campaigning for the charity Oxfam’s Make Trade Fair campaign. He personally travelled to Ghana and Haiti to study the effects of unfair trade practices. When performing, he usually has variations of “Make Trade Fair” or an equal sign written on his left hand.
Martin has been somewhat active in politics. He was a vocal critic of President George W. Bush and the war in Iraq. Martin was a vocal supporter of Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, most notably during his acceptance speech for the 2004 Grammy Awards Record of the Year, accepting for “Clocks”.
Martin was voted as one of PETA’s two 2005 “World’s Sexiest Vegetarians”.