Shedding light on celebrities who perform for dictators

The Human Rights Foundation makes the struggle for individual rights mainstream by denouncing pop culture figures who prop up dictators with performances and photo-ops. Through the extensive media coverage celebrity scandals attract, HRF calls out dictators and highlights their human rights abuses, reaching millions of readers in the process. Celebrities HRF has denounced include: Kanye West and Nicholas Cage in Kazakhstan, Danny Glover in Venezuela, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey in Angola, Jennifer Lopez in Turkmenistan, Hillary Swank in Chechnya, and Erykah Badu in Swaziland.

"Someone like Kanye, who makes a living expressing his views, would find himself in a prison under Nazarbayev's rule."

Thor Halvorssen