Usher Donating His Qaddafi Money Too

    The weird side-saga to the Qaddafi killing his own people story that’s happening in Libya is watching celebrities having to bend over backwards to distance themselves from Qaddafi, even after they took seven figures to play concerts for his son. First it was Beyonce, and now it’s Usher, who is paying his fee from his 2009 Qaddafi party to various human rights charities. This is what he said:

    “I am sincerely troubled to learn about the circumstances surrounding the Nikki Beach St. Bart’s event that took place on New Year’s Eve 2009,” referring to Muatassim Qaddafi’s troublesome party, and adds, “I will be donating all of my personal proceeds from that event to various human rights organizations.”

    Because, as we all know, it’s cool to take money from a despot as long as he isn’t openly warring with his people. But if he is, then you gotta give that paper back. [Vulture]