Sources: Homeless Hotspots Campaign, TIME
quote: "Anyone else find using homeless persons as 'Homeless Hotspots' at SXSWi disturbing, dehumanizing, offensive?" asked Anniina Jokinen, an SXSWi attendee.
quote: It is a form of Shaming The Homeless. They made them into high profile beggars. To top it off they paid them nothing, letting them rely on donations. This might also be illegal since they are being employed without pay.
quote: Can't recall who said it now, but I often feel they're right: that the left feels the only appropriate job is one at an organic farm commune that pays six figures.