Jennifer Lopez’s long ‘history of serenading crooks & dictators’ exposed by HRW

Jennifer Lopez

Well, I’m probably more excited than I should admit to being because we’ve got some brand new photos of Jennifer Lopez performing on Sunday at London’s Barclaycard Summer Time festival. I really do think JLo gives an even more hilarious version of RAWR! COME AT ME!!” poses than Beyonce performs onstage. But now onto business, which can only be accentuated by these amazingly fierce onstage photos.

At the beginning of the month, we reported that JLo had earned an easy $1.4 million by performing at a birthday celebration for President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, the autocratic despot of Turkmenistan, which is described described by the Human Rights Watch as one of the world’s most repressive countries..” At the time, JLo claimed that she wasn’t aware of the injustices committed within Turkmenistan, and her team’s excuse was a flimsy one of blatant ignorance. Of course, JLo has a history of such behavior. In the wake of JLo’s latest such performance, the Human Rights Watch urged her to make remedy: “Jennifer Lopez could make amends for this blunder by donating the proceeds to a worthy cause.” Now and according to a new blistering summary report, HRW has declared that their advice was “met with silence” by JLo’s camp. The organization has also taken great care to detail Jennifer’s history of “serenading crooks and dictators,” and I’ve preserved HRW’s hyperlinks to sources just so the curious among you can explore just how low JLo can go:

Jennifer Lopez

Research by the Human Rights Foundation reveals that pop singer Jennifer Lopez received in excess of $10 million for serenading crooks and dictators from Eastern Europe and Russia.

Since Jennifer Lopez’s performance at Turkmen dictator Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov’s birthday celebration on June 29, 2013, the media has been saturated with stories about Turkmenistan and “J.Lo.” Lopez publicist Mark Young responded to the media outrage, declaring “had there been knowledge of human rights issues of any kind, Jennifer would not have attended.”

“What those covering this story have missed is that J.Lo and her management have misled her fans and the public,” said HRF president Thor Halvorssen. “J.Lo has repeatedly mingled with and entertained some of the world’s worst thugs and their cronies. The ‘Jenny-from-the-block-who-doesn’t-Google’ clarification may be credible in one instance, but it beggars belief in light of a pattern of repeated behavior. This is not about ignorance, it’s about greed.”

* In July 2011, Lopez was paid $1 million by corrupt Uzbek industrialist Azam Aslanov to perform at the wedding of his son. One of the guests at the wedding was Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov. Prior to this, Lopez was paid $1.4 million to perform at the birthday celebration in Moscow of a businessman engaged in widely reported acts of corruption: Russian oligarch Telman Ismailov.

* In September 2012, Lopez was booked by the dictatorship of Azerbaijan to perform at a FIFA soccer tournament. The fee was reportedly $2.5 million. While in the capital city of Baku, Lopez’s representatives met with the dictator’s wife and began negotiating a contract to put together a music festival in Azerbaijan in partnership with Los Angeles-based Creative Artists Agency. The event was initially planned for September 2013 but has been rescheduled to 2014.

* In October 2012, Lopez traveled to Belarus, the only dictatorship in Europe, where she performed a leg of her world tour. Details of her stay in Minsk and her engagements are not public record, and the Lopez team has ignored requests for comment on the matter.

* In November 2012, Lopez traveled to Russia, where she was scheduled to sing happy birthday to Alexander Yolkin, a Russian bureaucrat accused of corruption. Yolkin was arrested the day before Lopez’s performance at his birthday party. Russian media claim that the reported $2 million paid to Lopez was the product of kickbacks and bribery schemes. It is not known if Lopez returned the fee.

* The claim that Lopez’s performance in Turkmenistan for the dictator and his family was a “last minute request,” and that the event “was not a government sponsored event or political in nature,” is contradicted by both coverage of the event in Turkmenistan itself and the fact that the event was financed by the Chinese dictatorship. The China National Petroleum Corporation, an oil company owned by the Chinese regime, underwrote the event for a reported $2.5 million fee and is itself under scrutiny for human rights violations in Burma.

“The collective outrage that now follows Lopez’s behavior is a categorical signal that it is not right to enjoy a free society, and then seek to profit from those who have acquired their riches from cronyism and the wholesale negation of human rights,” said Halvorssen. “Performers are frequently blinded by greed and they willfully sidestep reality and become part of the public relations machinery of the world’s worst people. They should be disqualified from having any moral standing to opine about matters involving human rights or business ethics.”

HRF’s position is that Lopez has the right to perform for whomever and wherever she is contracted, but she can hardly claim ignorance of the nature and impact of her actions as she cozies up to dictators and their enablers.

[From Human Rights Watch]

Obviously, this behavior by Jennifer Lopez is completely inexcusable, and one can only claim ignorance for so long before a clear pattern of behavior emerges. Whenever JLo is questioned about human rights conditions in the various countries where she flies-for-hire, her response is always “I don’t like to talk about politics.” So basically, JLo doesn’t care at all what happens as long as she’s raking in the big cash. Since she’s technically not breaking the law with these performances, I guess there’s no way she can really be punished for these misdeeds, but I really wish her fans would stop buying concert tickets as a result. Only when JLo loses monetary support from the public will she ever change her ways.

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Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

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  1. Jade says:

    Disgusting, dumb, tacky & no class.

    Will never support anything that this stupid trick does.

    • aims says:

      +2 . Never liked her, this reaffirms it. No integrity at all.

    • Brandy says:

      Business is business. Money is money. Dirty, bloody,… who cares. You go girl! Get that $$$!

    • scylla says:

      What is so different to serenading the president of the USA?
      There is torture in Guantanamo.
      There are drone killings (google signature strikes) signed EVERY week by the nobel price winner.
      There is big spying on the own nation and the whole world.
      Nearly the WHOLE world is cowed to give asylum to a whistleblower.
      There are people vanishing in prisons without trial FOR YEARS….
      There are a few corporations who get the government funding – no questions asked.

      So: pot – kettle – black!!

      • Jennifer says:

        exactly! the world’s biggest dictator of all.. scary stuff and the fact that the masses don’t see it due to the main stream media NOT reporting the facts is the scariest thing of all. but, luckily people are starting to wake up..albeit slowly…..

      • scylla says:

        Land of the free…. my a§§…

      • Maggie says:

        Agree with your comment scylla.

      • TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

        Your attempt at moral equalvalence (sic) is a fail; distinctions make a difference; but careful reasoning is no match for fact free vitriol. If you think not then live in Yemen where Al queda reigns, then you will see the difference.

      • scylla says:

        I can say exactly the same to you. Your attempt to show worse examples doesn’t make the bad things in the US better. And it is a sad day when you have to go out of your way to find a country which does its evil deeds more openly. The bar is really low at the moment. The US is not lost yet but it is time to get of the soapbox and FACE the slippery slope.
        Otherwise: Hypocrisy.

      • drea says:

        Well, I don’t know if you’ve ever lived under a dictatorship or had to flee a country because of one, but let’s put it this way. At least you still have the freedom to go on a public website like this and say whatever you want to say without fear of persecution or prosecution.

      • KB says:

        I’d like to know the leaders and countries that meet your standards.

      • someChick says:

        I was born in a communist country, under the dictatorship of Ceausescu. Fortunately,I was young and things have changed now. But I still remember the oppression, the food ratio (we were allowed to eat limited amount of food, such as meat,milk,eggs,etc),the long ques to buy food (sometimes people waited all night long to buy gasoline).I remember that if you said something wrong about the leaders of the country you were sent to jail. Neighbours were watching your every move and couldn’t wait to report you to the police, because they were rewarded. My parents planned to flee the country by crossing the Black Sea by boat to Turkey. So for me, your comment seems a little bit harsh.

      • Apple says:

        One cannot compare the life of an average citizen of the United States to someone living in, say, North Korea. No country is perfect – but lets face it, do you spend your days wondering where your next meal will come from? Whether your house will survive bombings another day? Whether your family will be ripped apart, someone taken away and tortured, raped, killed? You have a roof over your head, safety, freedom, education and a semblance of social security. Agreed, you may have your own problems that we know nothing about, but would you ever trade your life in a first world country and move to Syria or Sudan or Afghanistan or any of these places? Maybe that would put some perspective on human suffering. Not targeting you, just the many people whining about the ‘governance and hardships’ in the States that millions around the world would give up anything for. It goes to show your myopic world view when you rant about pot and kettle, essentially equating some of the world’s worst regimes to a free and fair life in the US. Count your blessings guys, and this comes from a woman who has spent all her life in a third world country of abject poverty and suffering, having seen it firsthand. Off my soapbox now.

      • scylla says:

        I understand what you all are saying…. I’m very well aware that there are dictatorships around the world were free speech isn’t exactly common.

        BUT… my beef is an erosion of civil rights right under our nose. It can not be that people (eg Bradly Manning) are hold in a prison cell, naked, not allowed to sleep for WEEKS, no lawyer, no visitation… because they uncover war crimes. Edward Snowden is hounded because he told the world that NOTHING is private.

        In the Nurnberg Trials it was established FROM THE US judges that crimes against humanity are above state law.

        I am sick and tired of the “War on Terror” argument. Killing people with drones CREATES new terrorists. This whole “bringing freedom and democracy” to the world shtick is bs.
        The only difference between Dems and Reps is on the surface. To choose between two coroporate marionettes doesn’t make a democracy.

        Of course it FEELS more free to live in the US… But is it really freedom if the media is in cahoots with the goverment/coporations?

        At the moment not much happens with all your personal data. But what if you become a Person of Interest because some logarithm finds out you have a muslim friend? Or you rise up to a position with a certain power and you are susceptible to blackmail?

        Power corrupts. It doesn’t help to point the finger to other “bad” countries and at the same time close the eyes to what happens in your own.

        Principiis obsta… (a little late for that… but anyway).

      • scylla says:

        I also see your point… BUT the US plays no small part in destabilzing certain world regions and making them poorer for their own accession of wealth (for a very small percentage of the population). This is more or less an oligarchy that FEELS free.

        It is a well known fact that the CIA created more than one coup d’état in South America. Elected goverments were unseated because of resources.

        This pattern of behavior could be called Hegemony. And it has a lot to do with financial interests and little to do with human rights.

        Just start reading outside US media about “Perpetual War” and who profits from this status. Be sure: it is not the world.

        (PS: sorry I posted it twice because I didn’t put it in the thread at first)

      • 8675309 says:

        @Apple Yeah, whatever. The United States has morphed into just another s#!tball police state which has no business lecturing ANYBODY about human rights or freedom. Massive and totally illegal government spying on EVERYONE, rampant police murders and jailings of minorities in the name of “fightin’ crime!” remote-control drone murders of women and children overseas in the name of “fightin’ terrorism!” – the list goes on and on. And every bit of it supported by the hateful gutless b@stards who’ll gladly trade freedom for “safety.” F them and F this rotten police state.

  2. bowers says:

    I doubt she even knows who’s who in dastardly dictators.

  3. Eleonor says:

    When Hillary Swank did nearly the same there was a huge backlash, I don’t understand why JLO can go on as nothing ever happened.

  4. e.non says:

    that anyone is surprised by this hasn’t been paying attention. this woman has no morals or ethics — it’s all about money and as much of it as she can suck up before her time is up. look at the way she flaunts her wealth…

    • Dena says:

      Hell. She doesn’t have any talent either. She knows that these are the only concert-like gigs she’ll ever have. Although it’s low grade schleping (sp), she can tell her friends, family, and her biographer that she has performed for presidents, world leaders and captains of industry.

    • carol says:

      well at least she’s finally starting to get fat

    • Kristin says:

      Completely agree. She is the epitome of greed and always has been. I’ll never forget this story (which was 100% confirmed) back during her time with Ben Affleck and all that “Bennifer” crap. The open flaunting of her wealth was disgusting: his and hers matching Bentleys, a 2 million dollar engagement ring, all the shopping trips and private jets, etc. Well, Ben always like to gamble and he would always gamble pretty high stakes. I can’t recall if it was in Vegas or Atlantic City, but he was playing high-stakes poker and JLo was with him, watching. Ben apparently won something like $80,000 and decided to tip the waitress around $10,000. This was very generous of him and given his immense wealth, wasn’t exactly going to break him financially. So anyway, they got up to leave and after Ben had walked ahead, Jennifer went back to the table and actually TOOK BACK the huge tip he left and left a very modest tip, like $40 or $50. How disgusting is that? The amount of the original tip was literally no skin off either Ben or Jennifer’s back and meant nothing to them. But to a freaking waitress??? That amount can be almost life-changing for someone making minimum wage or working for tips. I’ve always found her so repulsive since. That level of greed just blows my mind.

  5. Kiddo says:

    Painful bowel movement or flatulence in the top photo? At any rate, we know she’s full of shit that she didn’t know about the human rights issues. There is no way she or her staff wouldn’t have researched a country before going to perform, for their own safety.

  6. DanaG says:

    People should think of this next time they think about buying a ticket or downloading one of her singles. The fact she doesn’t care about others says so much about her attitude. As long as the cheque clears she doesn’t care but then I’ve long thought she is both arrogant and very ignorant. It’s been years since Jenny lived on any block and anyone who thinks she is down to earth in anyway just needs to look at what she does.

  7. Jennifer12 says:

    I can’t stand JLo and am embarrassed that she’s a Bronx girl (one who couldn’t be bothered to film a commercial in the real Bronx she claims to love). All she cares about is cash and having a guy and has no interest in how she obtains the money. If people stop supporting her, she will then understand it in terms of finances.

  8. Aussie girl says:

    Gosh sorry but her performance outfits are fugly!!!

  9. Jane says:

    It’s all for the money honey. The more she can get the better. She probably doesn’t care who she performs for just as long as those mighty $ signs are coming her way.

  10. lisa2 says:

    Boy they sure picked some unflattering pictures of her.

    anyway I agree about Hilary Swank. She got creamed for her appearance. But the media is that way; the public too. You can have 2 people doing the exact same thing and the reaction against one will be brutal and the other gets a pass.

    All those appearances show a pattern that is not equal to her statement of “I didn’t know”

    Wow.. I just noticed her outfits…I wonder if she and Beyonce have the same costume designer. I swear they wear the same kinds of costumes for their performances.

    • Myra says:

      Right, love the pics. She is such a talentless nothin, can’t wait til her 15 mins r up, long overdue. I blame American idol for jump starting the death of her crappy career.

    • Lucinda says:

      Okay, I’m probably going to get creamed for asking this but I’m going to ask anyway because I’m really curious what people think. Hillary is as white as they come and JLo is a minority. Do you think that is a factor at all in their treatment? Or do you think it has more to do with one being a singer and one an actress or one is more conventionally beautiful while the other has more masculine features?

      • M.A.F. says:

        eh, I think if J.Lo was doing this at the height of her fame, around the Jenny-from-the block/Affleck/P. Diddy days, then there would be more public out cry and it would make national news. With Swank, I think she was just coming off her second Oscar win so she was a little more in the spot light.

      • littlestar says:

        I think it has more to do with what MAF said, Hilary Swank was huge at the time, and you know how the media loves to tear down people. At the time I also remember being surprised that someone who tries to come across as so intelligent would have willingly went to the birthday party of a dictator. Jennifer Lopez is just stupid and greedy. When she says “I don’t talk about politics”, it’s because she knows nothing about them.

    • lucy2 says:

      The public scrutiny is well deserved, IMO, but I don’t know if I’d say JLo is getting a pass. It is getting plenty of media coverage- I think it should be worse than what Hillary got though, as she has apparently done this many times, and unlike Hillary, shrugs off the idea of donating the ill-gotten funds.

  11. Elle says:

    This has made dislike her even more.

  12. Tapioca says:

    And not a single f**k was given that day!

    Tragically she’d be genuinely more concerned if HRW publically pointed out her back fat and muffin top.

  13. tracking says:

    And this surprises exactly no one.

  14. Maria says:

    it was right that hilary swank got a lot of crap for doing it but it also puzzles me how someone like JLo who did this on multiple occasions gets little flack. but maybe people didnt know, now its hopefully out in the open.

  15. Jaded says:

    JLow exemplifies the worst of the worst in the entertainment industry – a greedy, arrogant, demanding, thoughtless and totally self-obsessed fame-whore who will stop at nothing to attain fame and fortune. Plus she’s talentless. I shake my head at the shame of it all.

  16. Belle Epoch says:

    What is that strange line under her stomach? I don’t think we were supposed to see that.

  17. Melibea4ever says:

    Never liked her never will..

  18. Arock says:

    No shame. It’s sad that nothing would seem to deter an incredibly rich woman from shaking her ass for dictators. At some point you’d think her chasten would be a reminder of the respect life deserves, but no.

  19. janie says:

    How much money does a person need? She’s not the only one who does this. Do any of them have a clue about who the money comes from? If they do, they could care less.

  20. Rock says:

    There’s some saggy fatty skin here and there. Time to make some changes on her outfits style.

  21. lisa says:

    i guess she figures an aging no talent with a teen boyfriend with no money of his own needs all the cash she can get

  22. aquarius64 says:

    Doing birthday parties in general tells of a star’s status and finances. Doesn’t she have a couple of perfume & clothing lines? Are they doing badly? Is she considered a box office has-been so she has to do this to pay the bills? Her last movie was “Parker” and I think that tanked.

    • lisa2 says:

      I think they don’t have to pay taxes on this kind of money. I just figure they can play around with the totals. Wonder if Mr. IRS will be looking at her tax statements. I also wonder if this is what happens to stars that get in trouble with the Tax Man.

  23. Micki says:

    Impresive entertaining history.
    I think JLo abides by the rule: Money doesn’t smell.
    No wonder she does’t donate even to placate her critics.

  24. Aud says:

    Her music and acting is as atrocious as the dictators.

  25. DetRiotGirl says:

    She is horrible. But, can we talk about the backup dancer on the right in the bottom picture? Omg… *wipes drool from mouth*

  26. Summer says:

    What the hell is wrong with her knees? anyone noticed?

  27. Melissa says:

    These pictures are some of the most unflattering I’ve seen on her; or anyone else for that matter.

    But I honestly do believe Jennifer Lopez only cares about the money. You can tell when celebrities are sensitive to some issues. I don’t expect everyone to talk, much less know about politics, but it’d be nice to do some research before taking up on a project. It’s not like she’s dying for the money….

    Also, did any of you see a trailer for a documentary about her? I think I saw a glimpse on Youtube but haven’t read about it in any major publication or Entertainment website (including this one) unless I’ve missed it.

  28. Deidre says:

    Richy-rich, any person who is enthusiastically devoted to her is deemed most worthy to invite her..

  29. UsedToBeLulu says:

    Goodness. With all the money and resources she has, I’m surprised she doesn’t look better. I feel liberated to wear my two piece now with pride, ’cause even after a kid at 40, I look a hell of a lot better than that!

  30. Rux says:

    Are any of us surprised? It’s all about the money with her, always has been always will be.

  31. ruby says:

    I am not surprised at the double standard here… Hilary Swank took a lot of crap for one instance of accepting a dodgy job and J Lo can get away with doing it over and over again.

    I have to say it’s a little disappointing how some people can get away with doing immoral crap like this. J Lo, Chris Brown, Roman Polanski, Woody Allen… Disgusting human beings, and yet the public turns a blind eye.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      Well Hilary Swank got a lot more flak for it because she completely threw her team under the bus, and acted like a self righteous prick throughout the whole thing.

      If I remember right, in an interview she did before saying “Happy Birthday” to whichever dictator, she gave this big interview about how she always researched her facts, knew what she was getting into, and so forth. Then it comes out that she was paid a couple million to go to a foreign dictator’s birthday party.

      Instead of apologizing and donating the money to Human Rights, she decides to say that it was her pr team’s fault for sending her there. Then they fired her.

      But in this instance, I think JLo is way worse….she just didn’t show her arrogant and ignorant self blatantly to the public. That’s pretty much the difference. I wasn’t surprised to hear that she was like this, though. I read something that when Maid in Manhattan came out, the woman playing as the maid was the one who wanted the most freebies, the best limos/cars, getting paid for everything, wanted a full entourage going with her to every premiere….while the other woman (Natasha Richardson, God rest her soul) was perfectly fine with promoting the film she worked on without being paid for everything…took cabs to premieres.

      She missed the entire point of that movie. That’s why that B*tch would never get Ralph Fiennes (he’s mine!).

      • msw says:

        She absolutely is an asshole. I used to work at the group of military hotels she stayed at during a USO performance (she was in the VIP hotel usually reserved for generals, 06 and above, and VIP guests). She treated the staff like shit, then took one look at the presidential suite that had been booked for her and bailed because it wasn’t white.

        This is a suite that was good enough for Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton when they came through, and also Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey when they were at the height of their careers (that’s sad, huh). The company gifted me with a free night’s stay there as a wedding gift. But it ain’t good enough for J Lo. Cause it isn’t decorated in white.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        How ghetto, white trashish, tacky (whatever other adjective you wanna put in there) is it to want everything decorated in white? I have a really ghetto aunt, who has her entire house decorated in white and beige-guess what? It’s filthy and stained. This same aunt dresses in WHITE track suits at EVERY SINGLE family reunion we have for at least two days out of the whole week. Ghetto, bougie, tacky….I am not surprised at JLo. I’d be glad to get a hotel room that had cable and something that I actually want to watch.

      • JD says:

        Msw, I remember hearing about her going on a USO tour to Germany. She was still married to Cris Judd at the time.

        The article mentioned how snobby she was to all of the staff, wanted many extras and freebies the staff couldn’t get, threw fits about the room décor, and wouldn’t even pose with any of the G.I.s unless there was a media camera around.

      • Lila says:

        JLo wanting everything in white just reminded me of when she sang in a single for charity after 9/11, where the proceeds would be donated to victims of the attacks. She was on set for only 90 minutes but had an incredible list of demands, including a white dressing room with white flowers, white tables, white drapes, white couches, white candles, etc.

      • Kristin says:

        Reply to “msw”: Yeah, what the hell is up with the white?? I keep hearing that with her, over and over again. She insists on white sheets, white duvet, white candles, white curtains, etc. And she’s such an entitled asshole that she’ll make hotel staff redecorate a damn room just so she has her precious “white”.

        And another thing: Her riders are RIDICULOUS. She always demands all the white crap I was mentioning above, and a whole lot more. I mean, someone like Mariah Carey is a diva too, and also tends to have over-the-top requests, but for some reason it doesn’t bother me as much with her. I think it’s because Mariah backs her s@%t up with real talent. JLo is a talentless hack. Her movies suck, and I’m sorry, but her singing is a damn joke. I sing as well in the shower, for God’s sake. So it irritates me all the more that someone who has zero talent still has the audacity to demand stuff. Ugh, I can’t STAND her!

  32. mel says:

    Yep…ignorance is not an excuse in this instance. But to be honest unless you lavishly follow her career how would most people know who she performs for? I would not of known had I not read it here…I knew she was like this for sometime and do NOT buy any of her endorsed products or music (honestly I rarely buy anything endorsed by a celebrity). She will dry up in a few years. I wish she would go back to acting…I actually thought she was a cute actress.

  33. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    And these are the type of scum we the public (certainly not me) have made rich; This is really a big FU to the public, basic decency, morals anything – why are politicians, like the Obama’s, even seen in public with classless trash like Jho?
    Wonder if the fashion/women’s mags will consider this article before slapping her dopey face on yet another cover?

  34. Mar says:

    I have always maintained my thoughts on her – she is a pig. Now even more so

  35. needsmeds says:

    Who knew tyrants had crap taste in music?

  36. truthful says:

    well, this just put the nail in the coffin for me, and those pictures look ridic..

    she never could sing, she should have just stayed w/acting and kept doing lil cutesy movies.

    I knew she was greedy, but this takes the cake, she is pathetic…clinging on to old stardom.

    she’s another one, I could never work for.

  37. Nicolette says:

    Maybe if she had to live for a few days as those who live under such dictatorships do, she would get why it is so wrong. But that will never happen, and she could give a s**t anyway. She’s got her money and that’s all that matters to her.

  38. dorothy says:

    She’s no better than those she’s playing for. Agree with Mar…she’s a pig.

  39. Kristine says:

    I guess I’m the only one who doesn’t care that she takes the money. Most celebrities are greedy and overpaid by big corporations. Who cares if she takes it one step further? Meh.

    • msw says:

      Because corporations usually aren’t murdering people and funneling money from people they have a duty to protect, leaving them destitute. It’s really not the same thing at all. Although frankly, i’m not too impressed with celebs who would go sing for BP or something either.

      Money shows support. And a business relationship shows support. So J Lo won’t get my money. I also wouldn’t take money that I knew came from that level of corruption, especially if I didn’t need it, so I have no problem judging J Lo for it.

      • Anna-fo-Fanna says:

        You’re a FOOL if you think that corporations aren’t doing all those things that you talk about. To give one example, the conditions at the Apple plant in China are so bad that they have nets around the barracks that the workers live in to prevent people from committing suicide. The American public rarely hears about it, though, because corporations have a stranglehold on our government, that’s all.

  40. SuperStef says:

    Come on, cut her some slack – she has a dependent man-child to take care of!

    Seriously though, she is clearly ignorant and greedy. This is a scary combination and it makes me a little sick. You sicken mE with your selfish stupidity, JHoe!

  41. kim says:

    Roflmao she is so horrible I love it! I do get embarrassed for her, because even power and money can’t cloak you from self humiliation, delusional sense of self worth, and aging. While I don’t listen/like her old fart trying to stay down with the kiddies music I will do love that she makes me laugh. Laughing is the the hearts medicine. Thanks!

    • homegrrl says:

      I guess when an entertainer has gone all cheesy, they can take their bedazzled act on down to the dictator venue!!
      those autocrats aren’t exactly known for their hip cool cutting edge taste!! (SBC) “there, Now you have herpes!”

  42. fabgrrl says:

    Disgusting. I almost wish I listened to or bought any of her crap, just so I could stop giving her money.

  43. Nessa says:

    She seriously is one of the least talented people in the industry… Like, ever.

  44. Holden says:

    Put on some goddamn clothes.

  45. Joanna says:

    “I don’t like to talk about politics” = “I don’t know the first thing about anything except my own narcissism and I don’t want to come off as a totally clueless airhead who doesn’t know jack shit since image is everything so I’ll just say that I don’t like to talk about politics.”

  46. Amelia says:

    She is such a pig. And does she think she looks good in those clothes? Her massive ego probably prevents her from seeing the skin and flab pushing out of the costumes. And surely Casper the Friendly Boy Toy has been trained not to have an original thought.

  47. Rachel says:

    I don’t like her and I never have, but I don’t understand the brouhaha. As I see it, she’s a completely inconsequential person. It doesn’t matter where she performs or for who – it isn’t changing the world. It’s not going to increase violence, it’s not going to decrease violence. Plus, it’s not like she’s giving them money.

    To make this into a big deal is to say that Jennifer Lopez is a big deal – like world peace rests on her shoulders or something. It doesn’t. She’s nothing.

    This is the big picture, of course.

    However, because her actions go against my ethics, I certainly dislike her more because of this. I won’t waste any measurable amount of energy doing so though. That’d be a waste.

  48. Yup, Me says:

    Have you heard JLo sing? I’m thinking she’s an undercover export by the US military. She’s being to take down dictatorships by making the ears of their leaders bleed.

  49. nikko says:

    Doesn’t she have enough money? The 12 million she got for 2 or 3 years w/ AOL and money from her endorsements should be enough so she doesn’t have to do those types of concert. I’m just wondering, where’s all her money going.

  50. cookie says:

    Why doesn’t she make things right and donate the money she made to help the people who are getting TORTURED EVERY DAY by these dictators?

    Or does that not work for someone who has no soul?

    Maybe it has something to do with Scientology — since she sees nothing wrong with that either.

    Her dad is a Scientologist; who knows? Maybe he taught her how to be so greedy?

    Her children and boytoy should be so proud of her. Hope she’s proud of herself as well. What a pig!

  51. Decloo says:

    Is the Human Rights Foundation the same as Human Rights Watch?

  52. Bread and Circuses says:

    I am a very superficial person, apparently, because all I can concentrate on are those wads just below her knees in some of these photos.

    What are those? Flesh-coloured stick-on knee-pads?

  53. Shaishai says:

    While we’re mentioning Hilary Swank, lets not forget Seal who was performing at the same event (or something like that) and brushed off any questions asked of him.

    Or the biggest hypocrite of all, Beyonce “independent woman” Knowles who performed for Ghaddafi who had a reputation for raping his female bodyguards.

  54. homegrrl says:

    whoa some unflattering pix
    I thought about this, and I’m in the service industry too, I cater to wealthy people in my line of work

    I don’t google every client. I just do the work. i’m in the “healing” industry, and I figure everyone deserves that, and everyone can benefit.

    Jlo is in the art industry essentially, and doesn’t everyone benefit from art? can’t we all become better people when we’re inspired?

    granted, I think she’s not the most conscious cookie in the room, I can’t bear that she wore fox fur eyelashes. to me that’s just blatant grossness, but I drive a conventional car, so who am I to judge.

    I’d like a list of all entertainers who took dirty money.

    Ps I love sbc movie “the dictator”. after he burns it, he says, “there. now you have herpes”.

    I gues jlo has financial herpes. but who else? me too?

  55. Norah says:

    What’s wrong w her knees?

  56. Jarredsgirl says:

    Look, this is a dumb. Where do you think most of your clothes come from? Ever wondered why walmart is so cheap? How about all that chocolate you eat? The gas in your car? It’s all made off the back of slaves. Google the bhopal disaster… Multi national corporations are complicit in corruption and greed in these sorts of countries.

    Why are these people targeting Jennifer Lopez? She’s the least of the world’s worries… and do you really think that there is no corruption in the west? Please…

    So Jennifer Lopez sang a tune for a dictator, at least she didn’t cause a gas leak and allow everyone to be burned and disfigured and then evade responsibility… Or cause a financial crisis that meant millions of people lost their homes. This is typical.. Blame somebody like Jennifer Lopez instead of tackling the REAL problems. Are we that niaive that we think Jennifer Lopez is the only person who is profiting off of corruption?

    • Kerry says:

      Ugh, I wish people would remember that millions of people would not have lost their homes if they didn’t take out mortgages they couldn’t afford at interest only loans. Silly me getting a 1 bdrm condo at a 30 year fixed.

      • TG says:

        @Kerry – I completely agree with you. I live in the DC area and it took me over 10 years to buy a house because I knew the home prices were inflated and also would never get a mortgage more than I could afford. When the bottom
        Finally dropped I got a nice townhome for under $200K when previously they had been selling for around $400K. About JLo is anyone surprised about her behavior? I mean this is a woman who parades around holding her boy toy’s hand while her kids are being towed with the luggage and their nanny/granny. Pitiful. Though I don’t think we can criticize her for performing in Belarus since lots of celebs perform and make tons of money in China and isn’t there government just as bad?

    • cookie says:

      Good point.

      But don’t confuse things. JLo is a separate issue from Walmart.

      But as long as you brought it up:
      People! Don’t shop at Walmart! Those cheap prices come at a great price to many enslaved people around the planet!

      JLo! Give back the money you made off the backs of tortured people, many of whom are enslaved by the tyrants you cater to and perform for!

      And hey, have some class and apologize!

      That Scientology must be some religion!

  57. RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

    WHOA!!!! Her body…what shes always been so proud of??? It looks like $**T!!!! THIS has made my WEEK!!!! Couldnt happen to a nicer (NOT) person!!!

    PS: she went to my school in the Bx. She was liked by NO ONE. She was a self absorbed conceited selfish a$$ then and shes the same way now.

    No surprises here.

  58. Amelia says:

    Well she does have three kids in school…. The twins and Casper. She probably needs the cash.

  59. Jazmin says:

    She looks like she’s having a stroke in the third header picture. This woman’s trick-show is done. Say goodbye to Jenny from the cock-block.

  60. Melibea4ever says:

    These pictures are hilarious!

  61. Carolyn says:

    If I had $2.5 million I sure as hell wouldn’t give it to JLo to screech a few songs at me.

    Agree with other bloggers…I like her even less now. Also, those performance photos prove how much photoshopping goes into the average posed/campaign photo of her.

  62. Joanna says:

    What about all the performers who serenade Obama or who performed for George W Bush? They have blood on their hands too!