Mariah Carey in Angola

HRF denounces pop star Mariah Carey for performing a concert at a gala attended by the dictator of Angola, José Eduardo dos Santos. The concert was organized by the Angolan Red Cross and sponsored by Unitel, a mobile phone company owned by dos Santos’ billionaire daughter Isabel. Carey reportedly received $1 million to perform at the event, which raised a mere $65,000 for the Red Cross. HRF’s condemnation of Carey’s performance brought the crimes of the Angolan regime to the attention of the international media, which has often glossed over human rights abuses by dos Santos in the past. HRF’s campaign was quoted and referenced by over 30 major news outlets around the world. 

Mariah Carey in Angola

A selection of articles featuring HRF on the Mariah Carey controversy is available here:

"Mariah Carey Accused of Accepting 'Dictator Cash' for Angola Concert"
The Guardian 

"Mariah Carey Slammed by Human Rights Group for Collecting ‘Dictator Cash’"
ABC News 

"Mariah Carey Was Paid $1million to Perform for Angola Dictator"
The Daily Mail 

"Mariah Carey Criticised by Activists for Angola Concert"
Yahoo! News UK & Ireland

"Mariah slammed for performing for Angolan president"
USA Today

"Mariah Carey Performs For Angolan Dictator"

"Mariah Carey Criticized for Performing for Angolan Leader"

"Mariah Carey Criticised for Angola President Performance"
The Telegraph 

"Mariah Carey Criticized for Performing for Angolan Leader"
Toronto Sun 

"Mariah Paid $1M ‘to Sing for Angola Dictator’"
New York Post

"Human Rights Group Slams Mariah Carey for Concert in Angola"
The Hollywood Reporter

"Mariah Carey Slammed by Human Rights Group Over Concert in Angola, Singer Reportedly Paid $1 Million"
E! Online

"All I Want for Christmas, Mariah, Is You to Stop Performing for Dictators, Says Human Rights Group"
Washington Post

"Mariah Carey Slammed by Human Rights Group for Performing In Angola"

"Mariah Carey Manager: We’re Not Sorry for Angola Show"
New York Post