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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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61.

chels    

TMZ seriously? They are not child prostitutes they are sex slaves. Prostitutes get paid. These girls, some as young as ten, are dragged from their beds at night forced to watch their families murdered and then raped.

957 days ago
62.

Maggie    

You need to get hold of a copy of Gerard Butler's film Machine Gun Preacher... it's about one man's war against Kony and the rebels. This man rescues children kidnapped by Kony and the rebels and built an orphange to house more than 300 innocent, rescued kids. Check out the web site Angels of East Africa!

957 days ago
63.

Dita Wildflower    

There is NO reason why AFRICA'S own military can't go into their own Uganda and take care of this. There is no reason why neighboring countries with the same recourses as the U.S can't go over there and assist if Africa doesn't want to use their own army.

957 days ago
64.

Erma Lee    

In order for there to be world peace there must first be world committment toward peace. Lets all get involved in the world movement to remove evil men like Kony in 2012. The shift has begone toward the light of love, peace, and world united as one under GOD.(GOOD ONE DEITY)

957 days ago
65.

LOVE    

WOW! Listen to yourselves and all of the negative comments that you guys are posting, when there are bigger issues and problems in the world. Instead of being negative and bashing Rihanna for trying to make a change and do something great...how about you SUPPORT her and her interest taking a stand. This is something bigger than her and the mistakes she has made. GET OVER IT! and GET OVER YOURSELVES! Everyone is so worried about all of the things that YOU may considered to be WRONG, BAD or HORRIBLE, maybe all of you should live a life of non judgement and see how peaceful things would be,and how better the world would be. I support Rihanna and everyone out there that do the things that makes them happy....maybe you all should do the same. Now get off of your ****ING ASSES and make a change to make the world a better and STOP KONY 2012. Make a difference and make someone else smile instead on wasting your time being negative about someone who REALLY DOESN'T GIVE A **** about anything you have to about her! Fight for the children, no one deserves this. Love.

957 days ago
66.

LOVE    

WOW! Listen to yourselves and all of the negative comments that you guys are posting, when there are bigger issues and problems in the world. Instead of being negative and bashing Rihanna for trying to make a change and do something great...how about you SUPPORT her and her interest taking a stand. This is something bigger than her and the mistakes she has made. GET OVER IT! and GET OVER YOURSELVES! Everyone is so worried about all of the things that YOU may considered to be WRONG, BAD or HORRIBLE, maybe all of you should live a life of non judgement and see how peaceful things would be,and how better the world would be. I support Rihanna and everyone out there that do the things that makes them happy....maybe you all should do the same. Now get off of your ****ING ASSES and make a change to make the world a better and STOP KONY 2012. Make a difference and make someone else smile instead on wasting your time being negative about someone who REALLY DOESN'T GIVE A **** about anything you have to about her! Fight for the children, no one deserves this. Love.

957 days ago
67.

Erma Lee    

JOSEPH KONY WILL DIE IN 2012. 2012 IS A YEAR OF SPIRITUAL FULFILLMENT AND THERE WILL BE AN UPROOTING OF IGNORANCE
( MAN'S WORST DEMON OF EVIL)MUST FALL. THIS DEMON IGNORANCE WILL FALL AND 2012 IS THE BEGINNING OF ITS FALL.KONY IS PART OF THAT IGNORANCE AND KONY WILL DIE THIS YEAR.GOD SAID IT. IT IS DONE IN JESUS NAME AMEN.

957 days ago
68.

Cat    

Hope you dont give to this charity. Only 30 percent raised goes to it. Its going to the UGANDA military who is doing the same thing Kony is doing.

957 days ago
69.

nate    

yeah please tmz i love you but please do som research. only 32% of money donated goes to actually programs! and they are a pro war organization. for more info go to http://visiblechildren.tumblr.com/

957 days ago
70.

Sunny    

I find it interesting how this KONY stuff has spread so fast! Twitter and Facebook have been all the buzz yesterday and today. Though it seems this guy has done some terrible things, what can we do about it? What SHOULD we do about it? We have a lot of stuff going on right here in our own country, but we overly concern ourselves with things outside of our country before ever admitting what is going on right here! We had a kid open fire on fellow students just last week! We have child prostitution right here within our own borders! We have problems right here at home, but no one wants to talk about them!

957 days ago
71.

DahhTroll    

Im glad rir ri is doing this and hope she throws the fullw eightof her clebritya gianst it and gets others to do the same.
If sheis ready to change her imaage mybe she should get thug life erased off of her fingers.
The guy she is comming up agianst is a thug.
He is a pretty bad dude and if ri goes up agianst him she better hier addtional security cuz this guy woant go down easy it well bea war to get him in jail and save all the children.I hope she does more than jus tmake a viedo but forms and org. to recuse the children he is pimimpingout.
Now that she is envloed she needs to see it threw to the end. with enough cebs behind this anmoney thrown at it he cen be erased off the plant as he shoudl be.
This is just what ri ri needs for her imjage too beaucse
it has realy sufferd witht he thing with takeing cris back then her tat with thug life on it. her tate seemd to say she was supportting thugs like chris and this guy.
Get rid of the tat! or change it to thugs go to hell!
everyone should pray for these kids who are being harmed.
mybe ri ri could start a social medi prayer chain for the
this worthy cause. Theinviesbale childrens org needs all the help they can get.

957 days ago
72.

Ririyoboy    

bluelight74

This viral film has caught the attention of heaps of many but
you are all far too late. Watching that Kony video is essentially
watching old news. They started filming in 2003, and northern Uganda has
been free of LRA violence and war for over five years. In fact, the LRA
have signed a peace accord! They are rebuilding and are restoring the
peace.

Yes the leader is still out there however the recruitment of children
has decreased 80%. This isn't due to the Invisible Children
organisation, its because Ugandan military and the ICC have intercepted.
The Invisible Children group are trying to pass a bill that allows
America to militarise the region... They are providing misinformation to
woo idealistic followers. The group have combined multiple regional
conflicts to make it appear that this is one rapidly increasing issue.
When confronted about their dodgy tactics, the head spokesperson stated;

“I agree with you that leading people to believe that the war is
still happening in Uganda is not ethically right. It's something we've
been addressing internally, focusing on getting all staff and supporters
on the same page (of communication)."

If you read the news, or even had an ounce of interest in the
on-going unrest in Africa you would already know this and not be fooled.

Michael Kirkpatrick, a long-time Independent Global Citizen, he has
resided in Uganda and other regions of Africa. He has no political,
religious or financial agenda. He wrote this article and gave an
in-depth insight to whats really going on. He also questioned important
members of Invisible Children about their motives. http://www.blackstarnews.com/n...

Charity Navigator is a website that breaks down the proceeds and
donations given to Invisible Children and subsequently shows what
percentile of that is REALLY going towards these impoverished kids. A
measly slither of what is going into the founders pockets. http://www.charitynavigator.or...

957 days ago
73.

Kathleen    

brainlessly throwing your support to an organization is NOT helpful. Sending money to a nonprofit that wants to muck things up by dousing the flames with fuel is not helping. Want to help? Really want to help? Send your money to nonprofits that are putting more than 31% toward rebuilding the region’s medical and educational infrastructure, so that former child soldiers have something worth coming home to.

Here are just a few of those charities. They all have a sparkling four-star rating from Charity Navigator, and, more importantly, no interest in airdropping American troops armed to the teeth into the middle of a multi-nation tribal war to help one madman catch another.

957 days ago
74.

jagexpress    

Does She Know KONY is not in Uganda and Has not been since 2006? Is He Bad Yes! Did She Get Snookered By a Video? Yes!

957 days ago
75.

pia    

Yes everyone should send this to their friends via all the social medias they belong to and get this man stopped. These children and their parents do not need to die if we just stand up for humanity.Make him famous and face known.

957 days ago
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