In this story on CNN, actor Daniel Day-Lewis had this to say:
"If we do choose to celebrate this thing, ... we've got to think about how we can do that in a way that is respective of what's going on. It would seem kind of obscene if we were there trouncing up the red carpet grinning and waving and people were dying somewhere in the world."
I happen to agree with him, however, I am willing to bet that no matter when, or where someone is 'trouncing' down a red carpet, people are dying in the world. Just a thought I had.