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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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61.

Rolm    

I believe she did not know she is a total uneducated Bimbo.

428 days ago
62.

JiLL1    

She looks like a fool. Seems the only ones who give a s*** about her music anymore are brutal dictators. How embarrassing

428 days ago
63.

DW1982    

Wasn't Madonna another performer who realised she was performing for a tyrant and apologised after the fact? Don't this celebrities compare notes or do they just really do not care?

428 days ago
64.

luckycat    

****

428 days ago
65.

Gary    

You know Jwhore was just hoping to get away with it...that go-go boy is expensive to keep...she has to pay off all the people that know the truth about him...

428 days ago
66.

TJ    

Thin, stringy hair! Oh, that's her REAL hair!! ugh!

428 days ago
67.

en Todo Momento!!    

lol, is that where she traced her 'lucky phone call' to??? i can imagine they love j-lo/jennifer lopez and she probably has a huge fanbase in, uh.... turknmenistan?.. yowza.

428 days ago
68.

sean    

THE WORLD'S FIRST BS-FREE PRESS RELEASE: "Jennifer Lopez was completely unaware that she was performing for a repressive leader because no one on her team (which is comprised of 103 people who are deathly afraid of saying no to her) did even a 5-second Google search. We saw an easy, million-dollar payday and off we went to Whatever-istan. Jennifer would like to reiterate that 'Love Don't Cost A Thing' but performing for ruthless dictators starts at $1.5 Million."

428 days ago
69.

AreUCrazy    

Attention Kohl's.. Drop J Lo..
So far nothing on Twitter about J Lo and Kohl's or any of her other sponsors.

428 days ago
70.

Tnorris    

A typical and poorly constructed excuse....give me a break. This just reaffirms how the "thirty mile zone" has the highest concentration of hypocritical "I know nothing" idiots when it comes s--- like this. Pathetic.

428 days ago
71.

kkummen    

If she claims ignorance or now is sorry for it --She should donate all the money she made to the poor children in Mexico instead of spending it on her boy toy

428 days ago
72.

Observer    

Greed + Liar = J-Liar
*
She doesn't go to a store in Bev Hills without security.
You Really think her team wouldn't check out this place and guy first?
Puh-leeeez!

428 days ago
73.

kells    

Like she needs more money. She is a piece of work. Hope this knocks her off her imaginary pedestal she's put herself on.

428 days ago
74.

David-Miscavige-Cruise    

Scientology ain't cheap! "Singing" for a human rights violating leader is perfectly acceptable is it means she can donate toward a future Ideal Org.

428 days ago
75.

spliffsmommy    

ok..now do to her what was done to paula deen...whats that? shes not a white woman?oh,well then i guess its ok to give her a pass,after all she did bang diddy..that makes her almost a black chick..meanwhiloe continue crucifying paula deen over a racial slur from 25 years ago after she was present during a robbery..by a black male.

428 days ago
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