First, animal rights groups beat down on these divas because of their pre-fur-ences (haha, I can’t resist), and now, even human rights groups are demanding BeyoncÃ©‘s and Jennifer Lopez‘s heads. Okay, not really, ’cause they’re human rights groups after all, but they’re strongly putting out the word that these two should be ashamed of the things they promote. They’ve been snapped up by Raise Your Right Hand, a campaign the diamond industry launched to try and shake off Blood Diamond‘s damaging effects.
According to reports, J.Lo and Beyonce agreed to wear diamonds to the Globes in exchange for a $10,000 check to be donated from the Raise Your Right Hand campaign to the African charities of their choice.
Global Witness campaigner Alex Yearsley says of Raise Your Right Handâ€™s actions: “It’s rather disgusting if you think about Sierra Leone and the hands that got hacked off there. It’s an attempt to hit back at the film. You can imagine the PR campaign that came up with it. But the industry didn’t do much for the Sierra Leonean women with no right hand when all this was going on.” Read more.
Them’s fighting words. Honestly, it seems like these two couldn’t move nowadays without having certain groups shaking their fists at them at every turn. Sounds like it’s right about time they started actually caring about and supporting good causes, although I’m sure they thought wearing the diamonds was a smart and noble thing to do.