- Associated Press - Sunday, January 31, 2016

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Another celebrity has taken the opportunity to address the Flint’s lead-contaminated water crisis.

Actor Michael Keaton told reporters backstage Saturday night at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles that reporters could have gotten ahead of the crisis.

Keaton said that “had there been a spotlight put on that … maybe they would have been a little bit ahead of the situation.”

MLive.com reports that rapper Snoop Dogg also met Saturday with Mayor Karen Weaver during a water drive in Flint.

Other celebrities involved in water donation efforts or have pledged support include Cher, Eminem and Madonna.

Flint switched in 2014 to the Flint River from Detroit’s water system to save money. The river water was not treated properly and lead from pipes leached into Flint homes.

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