The KONY 2012 campaign video caught fire online last week but immediately there was a backlash when journalists and bloggers started to investigate the accounts of the Invisible Children charity.
Invisible Children’s CEO Ben Keesey took some time to answer the questions raised by sceptical critics online who questioned the use of donations to fund travel around the globe, explaining that the costs came down to touring to show films to schools across the US.
There have also been criticisms of the origins of some of those that donate to the charity, including some right-wing Christian groups who have been active in protesting against gay marriage in the USA.
In the video (see below), Keesey takes each criticism and explains the values and aims of Invisible Children, whose aims are to “use the power of media to inspire young people to help end the longest running war in Africa.”
He insists that the charity is not “slick, kind of fly-by-night slactivist thing” and gives a sincere appeal that should appease some concerned parties.
Actress Angelina Jolie has also recently spoken out about Joseph Kony, see the video below…