Joseph Kony's evil spawns Twitter crusade
From Nicki Minaj, to the young stars of Hugo, to Kim Kardashian, celebs have been flocking to Twitter to voice their urgent opposition to Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (more commonly known as the LRA), one of central Africa’s most violent rebel groups. At the helm of the online campaign is Invisible Children, a charity group that aims to raise awareness about Kony’s brutal human rights violations in Uganda.
Topic #StopKony has been trending worldwide since Tuesday, with viral video Kony2012 racking up almost two million hits on YouTube so far, according to The Washington Post, with no signs of slowing down.
Take a look at what celebrities are saying after the jump:
@iamdiddy: Dear Joseph Kony, I’m Gonna help Make you FAMOUS!!!! We will stop YOU #StopKONY ! All 6,OOO,OOO of my followers RT NOW!!! Pls!
@iharryshun: Morning everyone! #stopkony is trending. Get into the know and make him famous. Share w/ your parents, friends & EVERYONE kony2012.com
@KimKardashian:#Kony2012 Wow just watched! What a powerful video! Stop Kony!!! RT @KendallJenner: please WATCH THIS… vimeo.com/37119711
@NICKIMINAJ: RT @KidsOfUganda: We hear the silent cries of Uganda. We see the invisible children of Uganda. #STOPKONY
@asabfb: Join the worldwide effort to #stopkony and bring the children home.
@IMKristenBell: btw yall, you know that @jasonrussell is literally captain #kony2012 right? he speaks it, he lives it, he is the reason we know. follow him!
@katiecouric: “@AlexisSharpie:#STOPKONY2012 Please RT for all the #invisiblechildren who are being forced to do horrible things in Africa!”
@steveaoki: Before I pass out on this plane #kony2012 support invisible children. Its only 30 minutes of ur time to watch the video. Good night
@questlove: and just to be fair…another view/opinion on the Invisible Children #stopkony campaign
@VINNYGUADAGNINO: Invisible Children was powerful and I want to help #STOPKONY2012
@youngthegiant: RT : YOUR VOICE makes a difference. Please retweet to #StopKony & support Invisible Children!!
@ChloeGMoretz: So exciting how much improvement we’ve made for #KONY2012!! this morning hardly anyone knew tonight? EVERYONES KNOWS!
Here’s the video: