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Jennifer Lopez

Crisis Mode After Gig For

Alleged Evil World Leader

6/30/2013 12:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jennifer Lopez
made a quick buck Saturday putting on a show for one of the world's most repressive leaders ... but it might not have been worth it considering the s**t storm she's in now. 

J.Lo's being blasted for putting on a special birthday concert in Avasa for the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow -- complete with a serenade of "Happy Birthday, Mr. President".

The reason being -- Gurbanguly's notorious for the widespread human rights abuses in his country: extreme censorship, ethnic repression, utilizing torture etc. Human Rights Watch considers Turkmenistan's gov one of the most repressive in the world.

A rep for J.Lo went straight into damage control today, hoping to take heat off the singer, explaining, "Had there been knowledge of human rights issues any kind, Jennifer would not have attended."

Do celebs not get Google?

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anon.    

She just wanted the money and she could care less about anything else!

448 days ago
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WTF    

Of course it was about the money. She adheres to a twist on the saying "It's better to ask forgiveness than ask for permission" And she didn't call anybody the n-word now, did she?

448 days ago
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FROM HELL    

Money hungry has been vvhore.

448 days ago
4.

Leonard    

Back to Puerto Rico for J.Lo!!!

448 days ago
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Diana     

"Hoping to take heat off the singer, explaining, "Had there been knowledge of human rights issues any kind, Jennifer would not have attended."

I would by her agent's alibi if she had performed for private citizens and later found out it they were a drug mafia of some kind. But not knowing the reputation of a president of a country. Come on , she's not that dumb. She did it for the big money.

448 days ago
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Cran    

Is she bright enough to be educated on world affairs? Yes, Jen understands international banking laws perfectly. Human rights....not so much.

448 days ago
7.

t    

Amazing..so no one even bothered to look up this monster before committing..not her reps, not even J-Lo. This girl would shake her ass for Hitler if the money was right...take the money now, ask questions. later...let me guess, J-Lo didn't have enough time in her schedule to look up the guy since she was too busy hanging out with Chris Brown.

448 days ago
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gerard david jr    

Well, maybe you should of had your people check out the place before going! I think you have enough money to afford the Credit check!! What an idiot!

448 days ago
9.

DumbingDown    

That woman would sell her soul to make a buck.

448 days ago
10.

WTF    

How much does someone have to be paid to develop a blind eye?

448 days ago
11.

hoa    

Think she'll suffer the same fate as Paula Dean? Not a chance.

448 days ago
12.

Jon    

Who is this one...oh I remember the choreographer that thinks she can sing. Aren't modern electronics wonderful they can fool anybody. This is paula abdul II without the slurring.

448 days ago
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KellyBFan    

LOL! Just replace the country and president with America and Obama and TMZ has just described the good ol' US of A.

"The reason being -- Gurbanguly's notorious for the widespread human rights abuses in his country: extreme censorship, ethnic repression, utilizing torture etc. Human Rights Watch considers Turkmenistan's gov one of the most repressive in the world."

448 days ago
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NE1    

Oh please like her assistants don't have google. Yeah if you're gonna perform for the Pres of Turkmenistan, you google first.. She's a business woman not an entertainer, she does anything if the money is right.

448 days ago
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PhilipMarkum    

It's easy to claim "I didn't know" after the fact...criminals don't get a pass because they are ignorant of the law. Paula Deen is excoriated and JLo performs not only for a racist killer, but takes money for performing for a racist killer but somehow she'll get a pass for it. Disgusting, 'J-LOW'.

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