Canadian Newspaper’s Hilarious Captions Pair Red Carpet With Real Causes

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This week’s round-up of celebrity photos from Canadian newspaper The Globe & Mail uses captions that hilariously reflect the outrage behind the Occupy Wall Street protests.

The photo gallery has gone viral thanks to the snarky captions on images of celebs preening on the red carpet, intermixed with photos of protestors rallying against income disparity at Occupy Wall Street. Photos of celebrities posing are accompanied with descriptions that mock the high-gloss lifestyle that the rich and famous seem so desperate to flaunt, all while people across the U.S. are struggling to make ends meet.

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One such caption, on a photo of a reality TV star known for her lavish lifestyle, reads, “Lauren Conrad, well-known chronicler of the down and out in Orange County, wore shorts to the polo match to show her support for people who can’t afford long pants, something she read about online one time or something.”

Another caption, of Entourage star Jeremy Piven, reads, “Determined champion of the underclasses Jeremy Piven wore three shades of grey to the second annual Art Mere/Art Pere Night in West Hollywood last week.” A few clicks later and the gallery displays a photo of a non-celebrity with the caption, “Cherie Walters, 58, wore one shade of unironic defiance to the Occupy Wall Street demonstration in New York City last week.”

Although many have taken to Twitter and to blogs to speculate how a rogue copy-writer was able to write such defiant captions, this is actually just par for the course for G&M‘s celebrity photos. A sample caption from last week’s round-up reads: “Jennifer Aniston attends the screening of a TV movie called ‘Five’ in Washington, D.C., on Monday. Aniston. A TV movie. Washington. Kill me now. How much worse can this get?”

Thank you, Globe & Mail. Don’t ever change.

Megan Gibson is a Writer-Reporter at the London bureau of TIME. Find her on Twitter at @MeganJGibson. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.

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