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Rihanna

I Want to Help Expose KONY

as an Evil Bastard

3/8/2012 11:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rihanna has reached out to the Invisible Children organization
TMZ has learned ... Rihanna has reached out to the Invisible Children organization and has expressed an interest in creating a video to help raise awareness about an evil S.O.B. named Joseph Kony.

Kony is quickly becoming a household name ... thanks to a viral YouTube video that exposes the Ugandan warlord as the bloodthirsty leader of a child army and child prostitution ring.

In the YouTube video, producers beg for celebrity support to raise awareness and showed a picture of Rihanna, in an effort to get her involved.

TMZ has learned ... Rihanna saw the video and was so moved by the story ... that she called the organization this week and set up a meeting, hoping to create another video to keep the momentum alive.

We're told both sides are hoping to complete the project ASAP.

Stay tuned.

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31.

TooFunny    

We have our own real problems here in the USA!!! Forget about all those lil black bastards over there and focus on our country.

856 days ago
32.

Beats    

It seems like the kids in uganda will die from killings regaurdless because theres no order. I feel so so sorry for that poor little black african kid but the truth is he doesnt know whos tring to kill em some white guy shows up and tells him that kony is responsible how does he know that ? Was he in direct confrintation with kony ? Abviously not! Like I said this is pure propaganda by the leftist media! Thanks for b.s. ignorance is bliss!

856 days ago
33.

The PMG    

How about we do some research people. This video was filmed over a period of 10 years in several parts of Africa that were effected by Kony. Progress has slowly been made, the LRA has even signed a few peace accords, but it is still bad. Also, several attempts to capture him have been made over the years by several world governments, all have failed, and each time he scoffs at them by killing more people. The US even sent troops to East Africa a few weeks ago to battle the LRA, did you know that? Probably not since there's a high chance of failure and they don't want the bad press in an election year. I have been involved with several groups, including I.C., for about 7 years now to help bring awareness and action to these problems. I've been to Somalia, Sudan and Uganda and have seen first hand both the progress and the carnage that has occurred. Awareness is the place to start, but this is propaganda at its finest. Don't believe everything you see in just one video.

856 days ago
34.

Schuyler Chase    

Her time would be better spent making a PSA video about the dangers of dating men who beat women.

856 days ago
35.

Beats    

Rihanna come on you know your a stupid b**** who paid you to say this about kony ? did you do your research altleast ? I understand Rihanna that you like black on black crime but please dont drive us in a depression by promoting black on black violence or violence period that can hurt our economy.

856 days ago
36.

Andrew    

Best Video on TMZ ever. Thanks for posting

856 days ago
37.

E    

On top of that, here is a pic of the founders posing with the Peoples Liberation Army (the group your money supports) that the UN found has been involved with child rape and prostitution.

http://www.scarlettlion.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/GlennaGordon_InvisibleChildrenA.jpg

856 days ago
38.

E    

people....instead of taking 30mins.....take 5mins and do some research before deciding to jump on the misinformation bandwagon that is Kony 2012....their intentions may seem great but at the end of the day its far outdated and a BS money making scheme...

http://ilto.wordpress.com/2006/11/02/the-visible-problem-with-invisible-children/

http://www.readability.com/read?url=http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/03/07/guest_post_joseph_kony_is_not_in_uganda_and_other_complicated_things

856 days ago
39.

Adelice2009    

Ok if this a so-called-scam, out of all people RIHANA wouldnt give to ****s about it. AND JUST BECAUSE THUS RANDOMLY CAME DOESNT MEAN STUFF LIKE THIS ISNT ALWAYS A SCAM!!!!!!! I hope kony doesnt come and steal your kids one day!

856 days ago
40.

Double R    

Glad to see that some of the people on here actually know what they are talking about. Kony is old,old news. He was put on trial 6 years ago and went into hiding and according to intelligence is on his death bed. This charity, Invisible Children is a joke! Only 32% of the money raised goes to helping over in Africa and the rest goes to line their pockets, buy more weed and throw concerts. If all of you young slackers out there looking for the next in cause really want to help then why don't you just take two years out of your sorry lives and enlist for the minimum amount of time and go serve your country in the armed forces. You might actually learn something.

856 days ago
41.

Granny T    

This is the new Hollywood bandwagon they're all gonna jump on...so, how about doing this; put your money where your mouths are. Get a few million of dollars together, it's not like you can't afford it, hire a group of mercenaries with jungle warfare training to go in, capture and KILL him. The only only way to kill a snake is to cut off the head. Until then, it's all talk, talk, talk until the next "fashionable cause" catches their attention.

856 days ago
42.

libertyday    

Is Kony a bad guy that should be stopped? Yes. But this viral campaing is over-simplyfiying this situation! And bottom line I just doing believe in supporting/arming one mad man (Sudan People’s Liberation Army) to go after another mad man is ever a good thing, especially when they have been accused of many of the same horrible things! I also have a huge issue with a chairity that refuses to co-operate with the Better Business Bureau and is not transparent.

856 days ago
43.

Pudding Tang    

I'll go help out in Africa but only if there is a Starbucks there with a hot spot so i can tweet at the progress and contributions that I've made

856 days ago
44.

bunny    

How many people actually watched that half hour video? Sorry, that's too long.

856 days ago
45.

Del    

Old news, Mrs. Bandwagon.

856 days ago
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