As momentum grows around the “Stop Kony” movement – a global campaign supporting the arrest of Ugandan war criminal, Joseph Kony – celebrities are joining in to help shed light on the war criminal accused of abducting over 30,000 African children.
Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and Ellen DeGeneres are a few of the celebs that the campaign is targeting, hoping that they will use their influential voices to help bring Kony’s crimes to light.
The Ugandan militant is being accused of forcing children to kill their parents or siblings with machetes or blunt tools. He also has reportedly abducted girls to be sex slaves for his officers.
Several celebs are already tweeting about Kony to help raise support for the arrest of the Ugandan terrorist.
- Justin Bieber: “It is time to make him known. I’m calling on ALL MY FANS, FRIENDS, and FAMILY to come together and #STOPKONY”
- Oprah: “How many times do you need to see children slaughtered to believe it’s real? #STOPKONY”
- Ellen: “I’m talking about it. I hope you will, too. http://bit.ly/ygYiIn #StopKony”
- Rihanna: “#KONY2012 Spread the word!!!”
Kony is now the subject of a 30-minute film produced by Invisible Children Inc. To find out more about what everyone’s talking about, watch the “Kony 2012″ video below.