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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