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Celebrity Parents Tweet Their Support For Kony 2012 Movement

Active Tweeter Alyssa Milano shows her support for #Kony2012

If you’ve spent anytime logged on to Twitter or Facebook during the past 24 hours, by now I’m sure you’ve heard of the Kony 2012 movement, if you haven’t already watched the 30-minute documentary that has gone viral on the Internet.

Celebrity parents such as P. Diddy, Nicole Ritchie and Aylssa Milano are co-signing their support to help raise awareness and spread the word about Joseph Kony, a Ugandan guerrilla group leader and the head of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), known for their extreme atrocities throughout Uganda.

Even Oprah, who while not a celebrity parent (but a mother to her students at her South Africa all-girls school) even showed her support and rallied behind the Kony 2012 movement.

Also, it seems like it was actress Kristen Bell who really got the Twitter campaign going, with many celebrity parents retweeting her plea to watch Jason Rusell’s 30-minute documentary that details how 2012 is the year to stop Joseph Kony. The short half-hour long video has garnered over 36 million hits on YouTube.

On Wednesday, #Kony2012 trended heavily on Twitter along with #Invisible Children and #Uganda. Check out our gallery of the celebrity parents that have joined the movement and tweeted their support to help fight the atrocities in Uganda as well.

Also, tell us, what are your thoughts on Kony 2012? I might be in the minority here, but I believe more research should be done before showing support or making contributions to Invisible Children, as with any charity. Read Jezebel’s take on the movement here to find out why.

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  • Katie Couric 1 of 10
    Katie Couric
    @katiecouric: "@AlexisSharpie:#STOPKONY2012 Please RT for all the #invisiblechildren who are being forced to do horrible things in Africa!"
  • Oprah Winfrey 2 of 10
    Oprah Winfrey
    "Thanks tweeps for sending me info about ending #LRAviolence. I am aware. Have supported with $'s and voice and will not stop.#KONY2012." Read more: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/kony-2012-documentary-sparks-support-from-diddy-kim-kardashian-rihanna-other-celebs-201283#ixzz1oYDjygsB
  • Piers Morgan 3 of 10
    Piers Morgan
    @Alyssa_Milano: DO NOT SLEEP THROUGH A REVOLUTION. PLEASE watch and RT this video☛ http://www.kony2012.com/sharefilm/ #kony2012 /via @IMKristenBell
  • LeAnn Rimes 4 of 10
    LeAnn Rimes
    Everyone please visit http://kony2012.com and watch the video....it's powerful. Every child deserves a chance.
  • Julie Benz 5 of 10
    Julie Benz
    @juliebenz: Please watch and help @Invisible TO STOP #KONY2012 http://vimeo.com/m/37119711 #StopKony PLEASE RT we have the power to change the world!!
  • Teresa Giudice 6 of 10
    Teresa Giudice
    "I finally watched the whole video and it's amazing! Please watch and retweet for the Invisible Children in Africa. #StopKony."
  • Alyssa Milano 7 of 10
    Alyssa Milano
    @Alyssa_Milano: DO NOT SLEEP THROUGH A REVOLUTION. PLEASE watch and RT this video☛ http://www.kony2012.com/sharefilm/ #kony2012 /via @IMKristenBell
  • Sean Combs 8 of 10
    Sean Combs
    @iamdiddy: Dear Joseph Kony, I'm Gonna help Make you FAMOUS!!!! We will stop YOU #StopKONY ! All 6,OOO,OOO of my followers RT NOW!!! Pls!
  • Kim Zolciak 9 of 10
    Kim Zolciak
    Hell yes! RT @iamdiddy: Dear Joseph Kony, I'm Gonna help Make you FAMOUS!!!! We will stop YOU #StopKONY Rt to da world !
  • Nicole Ritchie 10 of 10
    Nicole Ritchie
    @nicolerichie: MAKE KONY FAMOUS 2012 http://vimeo.com/37119711
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