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Mariah Carey Criticized By Human Rights Group For Concert In Angola
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.20.2013



According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Human Rights Foundation has criticized Mariah Carey for her concert in Angola, as they see Angola president José Eduardo dos Santos, as a "notoriously corrupt" dictator. She performed a two-hour concert on Sunday for the Angolan Red Cross that was sponsored by mobile phone company Unitel. Dos Santos' daughter Isabel owns United and is president of the Angolan Red Cross. Dos Santos has allegedly ordered the deaths of politicians, journalists and activists who are against him.

HRF president Thor Halvorssen said: "Mariah Carey can't seem to get enough dictator cash, reportedly more than $1 million this time. Just five years ago she performed for the family of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Now, she goes from private performances to public displays of support and credibility for one of Africa's chief human rights violators and most corrupt tyrants. It is the sad spectacle of an international artist purchased by a ruthless police state to entertain and whitewash the father-daughter kleptocracy that has amassed billions in ill-gotten wealth while the majority of Angola lives on less than $2 a day."

Dos Santos has been president of Angola since 1979. According to the HRF, the event for the Angolan Red Cross raised $65,000.

Carey's not the first star to get criticized for these performances as Jennifer Lopez, Kanye West and Hilary Swank have also been judged for similar appearances.







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