Is there a fucking echo in here?!? Less than two weeks ago I wrote about Mariah Carey performing for a maybe-sorta-probably Dictator-type, which came less than two years after Mariah performed for definitely-absolutely bad guy Gaddafi, and here we are again! I honesty thought she’d have enough sense to space out her blood-money gigs one or two years apart, but I guess when an opportunity for you to clickity-clack-make-that-money comes along, you don’t have enough time to take a peek at who’s signing your cheques.
Amnesty International should confirm with Mimi which address they have on file, because clearly their pamphlets and newsletters have not been getting to her house. According to Radar, Mimi spent New Year’s Eve performing at a party hosted by Hassanal Bolkiah aka the Sultan of Brunei aka ANOTHER FUCKING DICTATOR-TYPE:
Carey’s New Year’s host at London’s Dorchester Hotel — and likely the one who signed her paycheck — has been “absolute ruler” of the nation of Brunei since 1967 and amended the country’s constitution to make himself “infallible” in 2006. According to CBS News, his government has been accused of “arbitrary detention; limiting freedoms of press, speech and assembly; restricting religious freedom; discriminating against women; restricting labor rights; and exploitation of foreign workers.”
Bolkiah also recently announced that he will rule his country according to Islamic Sharia laws in 2014, which will make it legal for adulterers to be stoned to death, thieves to have their hands cut off, and worse.
Carey will likely plead ignorance to his behavior, though she has been close friends with the Sultan’s son, Prince Azim, for years.
Oh my god, Mimi, who’s next? Admiral General Haffaz Aladeen? Kim Jong-un? The re-animated ghost of Idi Amin? And why stop at real-life super villains? You think your agent could book you a gig singing for Leonardo DiCaprio’s character from Django Unchained or at Skeletor’s birthday party at Castle Grayskull? The sky is the limit, Mariah! We haven’t even touched on how much money you could make from singing for Dr. Evil or Jafar from Aladdin!
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