The Kony 2012 Campaign May Inspire, But It’s Got Problems

As a video about Ugandan leader Joseph Kony gains the world's attention, but it's got a shady past of its own. Jezebel has the scoop.

By Jamilah King Mar 08, 2012

The Kony 2012 campaign has now gone viral in its attempt to bring international attention to the horrendous crimes of Ugandan guerrilla leader Joseph Kony. But Jezebel warns that the non-profit that’s behind the film, Invisible Children, has a somewhat shady past of its own. Here’s more from Jezebel, which notes that if you really want to donate money to Uganda, there are more direct ways to do it. (For the record, Invisible Children responded to Jezebel here.)