Celebs who brown nose dictators

Kim Jong Un and Dennis Rodman

Jason Mojica/VICE Media, via AP

Jason Mojica/VICE Media, via AP

 

Naomi Campbell who allegedly received a large diamond from Liberian dictator Charles Taylor who was later brought to trial on war crimes.  

Joel Ryan / AP Photo; Jerry Lampen, Pool / AP Photo

Joel Ryan / AP Photo; Jerry Lampen, Pool / AP Photo

 

Hilary Swank, Vanessa-Mae,  Jean-Claude van Damme, and soul singer Seal entertained Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov in Grozny at his multimillion-dollar 35th birthday party last year.

AP Photo

AP Photo

 

In 2007 Nelly Furtado was paid $1,000,000 to perform a 45 min show for the Gaddafi clan in a hotel in Italy.

Matt Sayles / AP Photo; Franco Origlia / Getty Images

Matt Sayles / AP Photo; Franco Origlia / Getty Images

 

In 2009, ¬†media reported that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, had paid Mariah Carey $1 million to sing just four songs at his New Year’s bash in St. Bart’s. Gaddafi petulantly denied the reports in the state newspaper he controlled, blaming the big spending on his younger brother, Mutassim.

 

Robert E. Klein / AP Photo; Dmitry Kostyukov, AFP /Getty Images

Robert E. Klein / AP Photo; Dmitry Kostyukov, AFP /Getty Images

 

WikiLeaks cables revealed that not only did a Gaddafi son hold a secret New Year’s Eve bash in St. Bart’s in 2009, but that the Gaddafis repeated it the next year. This time, it was hosted by Hannibal, Muammar’s fifth-oldest son, who hired¬†Beyonc√© and Usher to entertainguests. Reports varied on how much they were paid; the numbers ranged from six figures to¬†$2 million. Beyonc√©’s appearance drew even more attention than Carey’s had‚ÄĒand more criticism, because Hannibal had recently been in the news for¬†beating his wife, and news had started leaking out that the Gaddafis’ father had ordered a¬†jetliner bombing¬†that killed hundreds over Lockerbie, Scotland. – The Daily Beast¬†

 

Dave Hogan / Getty Images; Mahmud Turkia, AFP / Getty Images

Dave Hogan / Getty Images; Mahmud Turkia, AFP / Getty Images

 

Oliver Stone and Hugo Chavez getting cozy

 

Lydie, Sipa / AP Photo

 

Hugo Chavez may not be considered a dictator, so maybe that’s why Hollywood is so fond of him? The leftist Venezuelan president has had his fair share of Hollywood visitors, includingKevin Spacey,¬†Danny Glover, and¬†Sean Penn. Spacey and Chavez did not speak about their meeting, but reportedly Chavez and Glover agreed to¬†make a movie¬†called¬†Toussaint¬†about the Haitian slave who led Haiti’s overthrow of colonialism. Penn and Chavez discussed a number of topics, including politics and President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize, and also whether Penn would film a movie in Venezuela. The meeting must have gone well, Penn later railed on¬†Real Time With Bill Maherabout the portrayal of Chavez in American media, suggesting¬†prison time for journalistswho call Chavez a dictator. – The Daily Beast

 

Howard Yanes / AP Photo

Howard Yanes / AP Photo

 

  • johnbronkhorst

    So dennis…..we have a picture of you, kim and the other 14 people in North Korea who are NOT starving to death.

  • Patrick

    Just goes to show that being a so called celebrity is no guarantee of intelligence.

    Chavez is as bent as hell, Penn is a fool, Stone is a commie who enjoys the riches that capitalism has provided.

    There are very few in Hollywood that should be taken seriously.

    • johnbronkhorst

      Are you talking about lucy lawless?

      • Patrick

        That bint whose claim to fame is getting her puppies out on the telly – & sitting up top on a drill rig? She wouldn’t even make the D list of celebs – but yes the same applies to her.

  • onelaw4all

    It’s basic math.

    The overwhelming majority of “celebrities” are useful idiots of/for the Left.
    Therefore they have an affinity for totalitarians/dictators.

    • johnbronkhorst

      So that’s why Michele Obama got to give out the best film Oscar.

  • Rodger T

    You can`t beat the sanctimony of chardonnay socialism.

  • Patrick

    The pertinent question is who is madder? Rodman or Kim?

  • blazer

    the neocons have their fair share of acolytes..dont worry…start with Clint Eastwood,Charlton Heston…usually older rednecks.

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