Kony 2012 Supported By Kim Kardashian, Oprah, Justin Bieber And Many Others| March 9, 2012 at 12:40 PM EDT
Kony 2012 supported by Kim Kardashian, Oprah, Justin Bieber and many others. ’Kony 2012’ is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not with the intention to celebrate him, but to raise awareness of him of support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice,” a message posted on the Kony 2012 site, along with the video, reads.
Kony has reportedly abducted and forced approximately 66,000 children to fight for the LRA since the rebellion began in 1986, using girls as sex slaves and forcing boys into a life of violence as child soldiers. The nearly half-hour video – released by Russell and the Invisible Children organization was uploaded to YouTube on Monday and has skyrocketed from 4 million views yesterday, to now over 36 million views, with stars taking to Twitter to spread the word. Here’s what they had to say..
Kim Kardashian: “#Kony2012 Wow just watched! What a powerful video! Stop Kony!!!”
Justin Bieber: “It is time to make him known. Im calling on ALL MY FANS, FRIENDS, and FAMILY to come together and #STOPKONY. this is not a joke. this is serious. TOGETHER we can #MakeAChange and #STOPKONY – help another kid in need!”
Oprah: “Thanks tweeps for sending me info about ending #LRAviolence . I am aware. Have supported with $‘s and voice and will not stop.#KONY2012”
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