When news came out that Jennifer Lopez sang for Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, the popular singer received more than a little pushback.
Seen performing in Turkmenistan, below, Lopez said, "We wish you the very, very, happiest birthday."
Human Rights Foundation blasted Lopez in a statement:
"Lopez obviously has the right to earn a living performing for the dictator of her choice and his circle of cronies, but her actions utterly destroy the carefully-crafted message she has cultivated with her prior involvement with Amnesty International's programs in Mexico aimed at curbing violence against women," said Human Rights Foundation (HRF) president Thor Halvorssen. "What is the next stop on her tour, Syria? The dictator of Kazakhstan's birthday is July 6, maybe she will also pay him a visit?" Halvorssen asked.