Tag: Kony 2012
Invisible Children found an unlikely ally with former adult actress, Bree Olson.
There are many who have been against the KONY 2012 video that was created by Invisible Children. It is considered to be self-serving and painted Uganda in a negative light. But Bree Olson was quite touched by the video and created her own spin for the campaign.
Olson released a video dubbed “Naked For Kony 2012.” She is featured rolling around on the beach in a bikini and poses sexily in L.A.’s Little Tokyo.
In her video, she explains: “Right now you’re watching a video of me outdoors in California, interspersed with pictures of the effect Joseph Kony had on the people of Uganda. I put the two together because I know a spoonful of
sugar helps the medicine go down.”
She had a message to Invisible children’s critics. She said, “If you’re against learning more about the world around you, even if that education comes from a video made by a charity that’s flashier than most, you’re missing the point.”
The sexy film looks more like a xxx shoot. Her message, although written intelligently, doesn’t seem to have been written by her. We just wonder who wrote it. We also doubt that Invisible Children will promote this film as they did with theirs.
Jason Russell, the ‘Kony 2012′ co-creator had been detained by the police.
According to San Diego police, Russell seemed to be masturbating in public and vandalizing cars. He was reportedly under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Ben Keesey, CEO of Invisible Children, said in a statement that Russell was hospitalized due to exhaustion, dehydration and malnutrition.
“He is now receiving medical care and is focused on getting better,” according to the statement. “The past two weeks have taken a severe emotional toll on all of us, Jason especially, and that toll manifested itself in an unfortunate incident yesterday. Jason’s passion and his work have done so much to help so many, and we are devastated to see him dealing with this personal health issue. We will always love and support Jason, and we ask that you give his entire family privacy during this difficult time.”
“Kony 2012″ video created by Russell and Invisible children went viral two weeks ago. It garnered support from many, but at the same sparked controversy.
Individual Children has released a video to answer questions regarding the controversy behind their video. Many are concerned about Invisible Children’s intentions.
CEO Ben keesey first describes how he got involved with Invisible children and their philosophy. He breaks down the organization’s financial expenses including travel expenses.
He goes on to explain their purpose and goals for KONY 2012. Again he states that KONY 2012 was made to create awareness of the violence of Joseph Kony and the suffering children in Uganda.
For additonal questions, you can tweet them to @invisible with the hashtag #AskICAnything. They will do their best to answer your questions.
The video highlights the mass murders, rapes, abuses and abductions committed by the L.R.A. or Lord’s Resistance army in central Africa.
Ben Keesey, the group’s chief executive said in an interview on “CNN Newsroom,” “There’s nothing to hide — Invisible Children has been transparent since 2004, when we started.”
“That’s our intention and we want to show that this campaign is part of a model and strategy that’s comprehensive.”
Jason Russell said he was surprised by some of the criticism about KONY 2012.
“I didn’t know there was that much tension,” he said.
A woman who was abducted by the LRA in 2001 named Evelyn Apoko hopes that the video could help bring Kony to justice. She faced three years in captivity under the L.R.A.
However, she worries about military campaigns against Kony that may bring more harm to children.
“It hurts a lot of young innocent kids,” she said. “They don’t know how to protect themselves.”
Joseph Kony has been operating in central Africa for two decades and is wanted for crimes against humanity by the international Criminal Court. Last October 2011, the U.S. sent combat troops on a mission to kill or capture Kony.
Invisible Children says their goal is to make Kony a familiar name in the hopes that the U.S. and other governments to keep searching for him. the group plans to put up posters of Kony in different cities.
According to Peter Pham, a civilian adviser to the military command that sent the U.S. troops, the film may set back their efforts to find Kony. They had been running covert missions to capture Kony and the attention may prompt Kony to move again.
Many urge people to view the video with caution stating that Invisible children has manipulated facts before. They feel that Invisible children’s founders–Bobby Bailey, Laren Pooke, and Jason Russell support the Ugandan government. A government riddled with accusations of rape and looting just like the L.R.A.
At this point, the best thing that came out of this video is that the world has become aware of the violence. And that standing up for human rights can be reached in the world stage.
The video became viral after celebrities including Bono, Angelina Jolie, jay Z, Ryan Seacrest and Rihanna started tweeting about it.
In a video interview he answered accusations of kidnapping, rape, prostitution, and murder. He claims images of children mutilated were the government’s propaganda.
He calls himself a freedom fighter who is fighting for freedom in Uganda. He stated that he fights for democracy. He the people to elect their leader.
The government says Kony controls his army using his distorted Christianity beliefs and brutality. He believes in spirits talking to him.
With fighting occurring in the jungles of Uganda, it is only a matter of time until Kony slips back into the bushes and disappear for a long time.
KONY 2012 is a campaign by the organization, Invisible Children, to make Joseph Kony a household name. They want to make him famous not to celebrate him, but to create awareness of his crimes against humanity. He is the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army and is responsible for numerous kidnappings of children in Africa. He forces boys to become child soldiers and forcing young girls to be sex slaves.
Invisible children and director Jason Russell goal is to get Joseph Kony arrested. However, they need your help to convince the U.S. government to help in this endeavor.
If you would like to help this campaign you can do the following:
Donate to Invisible Children: https://www.stayclassy.org/checkout/set-donation?eid=14711
Purchase KONY 2012 products: http://invisiblechildrenstore.myshopify.com/
Sign the Pledge: http://www.causes.com/konypledge