According to Forbes:
The video is inaccurate and outdated as Joseph Kony is no longer in the Uganda.
The video oversimplifies the complex history of Uganda and the LRA.
The video does more harm than good by focusing the issue on one man.
The video is a prime example of slactivism that reduces real issue to memes.
Others criticisms are more polarizing:
Kony 2012 is another example of the white man’s burden of having to share a video to save the black man in Africa.
The video makes a hero of a heinous criminal while making money for its creators
The video is rascist posing white men and their children as heroes.
so you think Kony is bad? He is not guilty (unless proven), no one knows what exactly happened in the jungle in Africa during their civil war...and apparently both sides uses child army and rape accusations..so why only pick Kony?
watch this video
A part of me believe’s Kony when he says that this is war propaganda by Museveni. Kony has been accused by a LOT of people but so far there is no solid proof. Museveni, however has openly been killing innocent people. Nobody speaks about that though. I’m not taking sides, just looking at everything for what it really is.
If you are familiar with The Art of War..every warlords, kings or general will do anything for victory, basically any war on earth in the world’s history..no one ever fought by the rules..so to be fair..all are guilty as charge, but why only pick Joseph Kony ??
What I don’t understand is why they start the hunt NOW? Kony disappeared in 2006! To organize such a worldwide Kony hunt is just plain weird and super suspicious. Instead of asking teenagers to help in finding a war criminal (by forwarding a video???) ask them to fight poverty, hunger or HIV/AIDS- these problems are way more pressing than finding that one guy. Many more like him around anyway, or worst..like Bush and Blair which cost millions death in Iraq compare to 25,000 death Why we dont see them making a film about that is highly questionable.
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