As a follow-up to my recent post about the KONY 2012 video, check out this video from Al Jazeera, which shows a group of Ugandans reacting to the KONY 2012 video. It paints a very different picture of the effects of this video. At first there seems to be confusion, and then outrage from the group of Ugandans. Many in the group were under the impression that the video would show more of what they had gone through at the hands of Kony, and expressed disgust at the idea of wearing his face on a t-shirt. They find it disrespectful and a mockery of the pain they’ve suffered.
How do we reconcile social activism with ignorance? Despite having the best intentions, did the KONY 2012 video compromise the integrity of victims in order to reach a wider viewership?
Watch the video and leave me your comments below!