Some of these Limo Libs sang for some of the worst dictators since Saddam Hussein.
Come to think of it, many of these Limo Libs opposed ousting Saddam Hussein, too.
These stars served as court jesters to people who beheaded opponents. One guy even boiled in water an opponent.
The Fake News media is too busy making stuff up about President Trump to bother exposing them. But I verified Cracked magazines claims and found them to be 100% accurate.
Pretty bad when Mad magazine's competitor is better at journalism than CNN.
Excuse me, CFNN. The F stands for Fake.
In 2011, Wikileaks obtained detailed documentation that the Gaddafi family had been quietly collecting musicians the way normal people collect those musicians' albums, including Nelly Furtado, 50 Cent, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, and Usher, all of whom had performed in separate private events for several of Gaddafi's sons. For their troubles, they were rewarded royally -- the average payout was a million dollars per performance. Generally speaking, if someone is willing to pay you a million dollars for a private concert, that guy got his trust fund in blood diamonds.Gaddafi's Ducks. After her New Year's Eve 1999 private concert became public knowledge 18 months later, Beyonce said she donated the money to Haiti.
Sooooo, she could sing at the inauguration and donate that money, too.
Guess she hates Haiti now.
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The Human Rights Foundation must have to devote an entire department to warning clueless celebrities about buddying up with despots, because Hilary Swank received a letter from them following news that she would be appearing at an event in honor of Chechen enemy-disappearer Ramzan Kadyrov. The good news is that the Human Rights Foundation's emails were definitely read. The bad news is that they weren't read by Swank, but by her manager Jason Weinberg, who assured the HRF that she would not be attending the event. This became awkward when videos of Swank totally attending the event appeared online.Hollywood awarded her two Best Actress Oscars.
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If you didn't know about the atrocities that led Human Rights Watch to declare Turkmenistan "one of the world's most repressive countries" (state-run media, civil rights violations, child labor, torture, and political kidnappings are on that list), then you finally have something in common with JLo.
In 2013, she performed at a birthday bash for Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov and his closest accomplices. From the get-go, JLo's natural showmanship kicked in, with her sauntering on stage to a booming "Turkmenistan!" which is kind of like opening your act by screaming "Third Reeeeeeeich!" She then proceeded to dazzle the oppressive regime with her greatest hits, closing the show by serenading the despotic president with a loving rendition of "Happy Birthday, Mr. President," like Marilyn Monroe popping out of a cake for Mao Zedong.In Turkmenistan, there's always room for J'Lo.
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Deceased Uzbekistan ruler Islam Karimov had a delightfully unique rap sheet. Among the usual charges of political imprisonment, child slavery, and torture, he's also accused of boiling at least one person alive and reducing the volume of what was once the world's fourth-biggest lake by 80 percent to water his own personal crops. Y'know, not enough real-life dictators put in the effort to truly become a Bond villain, but Karimov jumped into that fifth of a lake with both feet.In Uzbekistan, "Every Breath You Take" is a warning, not a love song.
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