July 13th, 2013 18:21 EST
Is There Anything Jennifer Lopez Won't Do For Money?
"The Human Rights Foundation has accused U.S. pop star Jennifer Lopez of accepting more than $10 million to perform for dictators and corrupt politicians.
The human rights group`s statement came Friday on the heels of criticism the singer received for singing "Happy Birthday" to Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, who is accused of human-rights violations."
I don`t begrudge an artist for monetizing her fame, and indeed Lopez earns millions from movies, albums, concert tours, product endorsements and personal appearances. Jenny from the block is a talented performer and a crafty entrepreneur.
But serenading dictators for millions doesn`t enhance her reputation as an entrepreneur; in fact it exposes her as a well-compensated prostitute.
The pop star`s publicist said her lucrative gig in Turkmenistan wasn`t political in nature and had Lopez known about Berdimuhamdeow`s record of human rights abuses she would not have attended.
I`m not one to mince words so instead of saying that Lopez is being disingenuous; I will call her a whore and a liar.
Shame on you Jennifer Lopez, I will never again buy your records, attend your movies or purchase the products you endorse.
Read more: http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/Music/2013/07/13/Human-rights-group-Jennifer-Lopez-performs-for-dictators-crooks/UPI-89761373738120/#ixzz2YxheYbpm
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