HollywoodLife.com spoke to the award-winning actress about the campaign by celebrities to overthrow Ugandan dictator Joseph Kony, and she says we need to be careful before getting involved in other country’s issues.
Glenn Close finds the situation in Uganda shocking but that doesn’t mean she’s going to start using her star power to help bring down this dictator. HollywoodLife.com spoke with Glenn at the premiere of Discovery’s Frozen Planet, hosted by Peggy Siegal Company on March 9, and she had strong feelings on the recent interest in this international war criminal.
“I think [President] Obama is correct in that we have to be very careful. I mean, I don’t think we should be the policemen of the world…look what it’s done,” she said.
An organization called Invisible Children posted a YouTube video on March 5 to raise awareness about the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, and in just four days, it already has over 55 million views.
“First of all, we don’t have the military to do it,” Glenn continues. “People should have their own governments, their own democracies, their own thing that is right for them, and the best thing to do is diplomacy and to promote a type of society that people will maybe want to have and that gives us a lot of pause for thought.”
We told you that Kony forces young children to join his army and kill their families, along with terrorizing the country. Celebrities like Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Oprah are in support of this campaign to bring Kony down.
In the same vein, Glenn also said she gives a lot of thought before she gets involved with charities.
“My main time for nonprofit is with an organization I formed against the stigma and discrimination against mental illness because there is mental illness in my family,” she told us. “That’s my main time. I also love animals, so I work for a organization called Panthera.”