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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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16.

Cricket    

Perhaps she should read more than Vogue and her own press. This has been no secret. I'm no fan of JLo, nor have I ever been. She oozes arrogance, entitlement, a shallow thought process and selfish stupidity. Thank you for proving my point yet again, Ms. Lopez.

423 days ago
17.

StevenB    

So, I guess no one on her team thought to do a web search on the guy? I guess they were blinded by all the 0's on the check offered.

423 days ago
18.

ANNETTE THOMAS    

I BELIEVE SHE DID A LITTLE MORE THAN ATTEND.
DOESN'T SHE HAVE A DUTY TO KNOW WHO SHE IS PERFORMING FOR?

423 days ago
19.

SDM    

Why don't these so called rep or their Pr teams do a little research on who they perform for prior to accepting such gigs...hello??????

But it's money right and these celebrities will do whatever for the money regardless who they perform for. They don't care because it doesn't affect them in anyway.....take a lesson from Angeljna Jolie people and do some good in the world!!!!

Money talks and bull**** walks...

423 days ago
20.

CelticOne    

Doesn't she have an agent or something who books her gigs? Someone who researches stuff like this? How stupid can someone be? All about the dolla's!

423 days ago
21.

ANNETTE THOMAS    

I THINK SHE DID A LITTLE MORE THAN ATTEND! DOESN'T SHE HAVE A DUTY TO KNOW WHO SHE IS PERFORMING FOR?

423 days ago
22.

CoconutScrimp    

You know J-Ho was lip-syncing.

423 days ago
23.

mandi    

has she not got google or wikipedia ,dumbass!!!!

423 days ago
24.

shannon2    

Whore! While Gurbanguly kills us, she prostitutes herself to him by writhing her ancient whore body and singing vapid whore "songs"......and returns to the west to spend his money on whorish things! I guess my point is she's a whore.

423 days ago
25.

TaitM    

You're going to a country with a name like Turkmenistan, and you didn't bother to look up? C'mon now...I bet she was thinking "is it like Turkey?"

423 days ago
26.

Carlav1    

Of course she knew who she was performing for, make a quick buck first play stupid later!

423 days ago
27.

Ozzie X    

Self absorbed ****.

423 days ago
28.

Laura    

We're to believe that she, her lawyers, handlers, PR team, family, friends--nobody knew about this guy? Money grab--nothing else.

423 days ago
29.

BLONDE LOVER    

I like Jennifer Lopes. But I like that uppity blond on TMZ who is soooo stuck up!!

yes! shes a hottie! ;)

423 days ago
30.

Obamais still aracist    

Paula Deen did not sing to or for a man who has killed hundreds or thousands and look what happened to her for something she said 20 years ago, just because she is a old white lady

423 days ago
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