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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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106.

TC    

This isn't about Chris Brown or Rihanna people. It's about these children in Uganda. FOCUS!

902 days ago
107.

jwoolman    

Uh, it may be news to Rihanna, but I think it's been well known for quite a while. Not a unique situation, either. Maybe she needs to read more and not just occasionally watch a non-music video.

902 days ago
108.

skyeguitar    

Please do your research everyone. Kony hasn't been in Uganda since 2006. He is somewhere in the Congo starving to death and is no longer a threat. This video has no footage past the year 2004 and the "fact" are grossly exaggerated.

This is propaganda to get the American people to support the Military-Industrial Complex. They want support in having troops over there so they can take over the vast oil reserves.

I am not against helping kids. But this charity is horribly corrupt and stealing money to make flashy videos to help the military with their plans. Join a charity like foodforthepoor.org that takes $1 and feeds a kid for ten days!

902 days ago
109.

Karls    

Kudos to Rihanna!

902 days ago
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Cognizant _illiberal    

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/envoy/kony2012-invisible-children-viral-video-uganda-conflict-sparks-183106657.html
A group of blond-haired, blue-eyed Southern California surfer boys from advocacy group Invisible Children got more than 30 million people to watch a half-hour video on a 20-year-old conflict in Central Africa—in just three days. But the fallout has been some tough criticism charging that the group is raising awareness about a conflict that has essentially wound down since its height in 2003-4—and cut corners with the facts to amp up its message. Detractors piled on that Invisible Children spends the bulk of its budget on staff salaries and making films that attract much publicity, but don't do much to help people on the ground. But in a backlash to the backlash, other Africa experts and human rights advocates today say the widespread negativity is unfounded. you ignorant sheep lookit up on yahoo http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/envoy/kony2012-invisible-children-viral-video-uganda-conflict-sparks-183106657.html

902 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Please this Thug Life chick over there real quick. Make sure she packs some whacky tabacky for the journey. Don't want to hear about her again for the next couple of years. Hopefully, Chris Brown will go and try to rescue her and both get taken out with one stone.

902 days ago
112.

Paul    

Kendra, I wish I could treat you to a cup of coffee for your insightfulness. You hit the nail on the head. BUT! They aren't a big enough threat to bring in our smartbombs and super , stealth drones and OTHER weapons of, not MASS destruction but 'Precise' destruction. They're not really, 'Fair Game'... pitiful.

902 days ago
113.

James25    

This Kony campaign is a scam. Don't send them money. It's a scam.

902 days ago
114.

felix    

rihana u a dumb botch u should chekc ur facts better before exposing your self to a unknown problem ya all getting caught in the video hypeness before investigating this is the proudcuts of knuckeheads like rihana with money dumb bitches

902 days ago
115.

Cutecare    

You idiots, Kony went into hiding 4 YEARS AGO. WHERE WAS EVERYONE THEN????

902 days ago
116.

Truthteller    

Joseph kony huhh! Is that even an african name ? I doughbt it! I wonder why ?

902 days ago
117.

bola kazeem    

With GOD all things are possible and believe in yourself

902 days ago
118.

mitchell Burge    

Recently purchased Konyawareness.com to spread awareness of his tyranny by give an indepth look into what he has done. I would be more than happy to transfer the site to TMZ or Rihanna as im sure they will be able to do more with it than i will.

902 days ago
119.

Crystal    

This guy is a true bastard, hope they catch him and make him suffer.

902 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Invisible Children ever think about lack of jobs in America? There's a big problem in the United States right now. Worry about that. Not a country half across the world that is none of our business. When we have jobs, we will have money to donate to your cause. It doesn't take a genius to figure that one out.

902 days ago
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