Turkmenistan’s Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, as a tyrant, is nowhere near as well known as Kim Jong il. Sometimes I wonder if it’s because his name is so much harder to pronounce? But I think it’s more likely to be because America doesn’t want to have a fight with him. If you haven’t heard, he is the idiot ruler of Turkmenistan. He took over from his father Saparmurat Niyazov on his death, who was even more of an idiot, e.g he banned beards and pensions. Not popular with anyone.
Anyway, Gurby, as I call him, has recently been in the news for having Jennifer Lopez sing at his birthday do. This has caused a media frenzy. All of of a sudden people care about Turkmenistan because she sang there. We all cry in unison “She should have Googled Turkmenistan, seen the humanitarian problems and not performed on principle!” because we are all so worldly wise……once we’ve been told.
It all seems a bit rich really. News organisations and Sunday rags are all having a massive go at a singer for singing at a party she was paid to play at. She probs shouldn’t have sang at it, but who are we to judge? Had any of you heard about the dilemma and spoke up? Have any of you (including me) given to aid organisations in the area? NO! We haven’t. We are all idiots.
I couldn’t whistle 2 hoots for JLo, but we shouldn’t make her some kind of burning witch. We have all ignored this. I would imagine that most people that follow Jenny hadn’t even heard of Turkmenistan before. I didn’t know anything about it until my mate told me to look up Saparmurat on Wikipedia ‘coz he woz mental’. Who’s making the cash here? Her management company, that’s who. Yeah, Lopez will get some juice, but she’s not the prime feeder.
The media barrage is a constant, and people will be vilified for being in the media’s beady eye. But we need to ask ourselves if we have done anything. Celebrities are no more clued up than us, if anything they are less clued up because they are fighting fires with their own “brand“. SOD J LO LETS LOOK AT OURSELVES.
So as a light repose, here’s a video of the oppressive idiot falling off a horse in a contest he was rigged to win. BTW, Asian news sources were pretty quiet about this mess up…