Kony 2012 is a film created by Invisible Children Inc. The film’s purpose is to promote the charity’s ‘Stop Kony’ movement to make Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony internationally known in order to successfully arrest him in 2012. As of 8 March 2012, the film had over 8.2 million views on Vimeo and over 15.9 million views on YouTube. A number of celebrities have endorsed the campaign, including Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Christina Milian, Nicky Minaj, and Kim Kardashian. As part of the campaign, supporters will put up posters promoting Kony 2012 in their hometowns. Invisible Children has distributed hundreds of thousands of posters in an attempt to gain wider recognition on the issue. They have also issued action kits that include campaign buttons, posters, bracelets, and stickers to help spread awareness. (From Wikipedia)
1.) This guy is too attractive. He’s probably a moron.
2.) Is that a fake British accent?
3.) He’s going to give his kid nightmares.
4.) No, seriously. He just showed his kid a picture of the Boogeyman.
5.) There sure a lot of white people in this movie about Africa.
6.) Shit. He’s right. If a single blond baby in America were taken from his parents’ arms and forced to shoot them, there wouldn’t just be Amber Alerts on every interstate, it would be fictionalized in an episode of SVU.
7.) How have I never heard of any of this before? I listen to NPR, damnit.
8.) Am I crying? It must be PMS.
9.) Those look like campaign posters. People are going to write in “Kony” in November.
10.) Definitely crying.
11.) Holy shit.
12.) Holy shit.
13.) This is it. Everything changes after this. No more buying TOMS to make myself feel good. Time to save some people.
14.) Still crying. Might wear that bracelet. Definitely PMSing. Should I adopt?
15.) Where’s my wallet? Wait. Before I donate, I should turn to the Internet for opinions.
16.) Never go to the Internet if you want to stay inspired. Thanks, Jezebel.
17.) That kid is never going to sleep in his own bed again. Good luck making another baby.
Despite the Internet’s natural cynicism kind of ruining it for me, you should watch this movie–someplace where it’s okay for you to weep.