In a 2009 video called “I Pledge,” celebrities promise to do good works, “be the change” and support President Obama. A little more than three minutes in, Demi Moore says: “I pledge to be a servant to our president.” Hudson, Wisconsin parents complained when the video was shown to middle-school students on “Peace One Day.”
Middle School Principal Dan Koch apologized to students the next day.
“The ‘I Pledge’ video we viewed yesterday included some messages about serving President Barack Obama. . . . The video conveyed a message that people serve the presidency when in fact our elected officials serve the people.”
Peace One Day — Sept. 21 — is “an annual day of global unity, a day of intercultural cooperation on a scale that humanity has never known.”