The producers of a viral phenomenon urging the capture of a Ugandan warlord want you to know they will not be mocked.

After the activist group Invisible Children created the Kony 2012 campaign to arrest Joseph Kony, a group of New York University graduate students created Kickstriker, a parody of a Kickstarter page aping Invisible Children’s style. They wanted to take Invisible Children’s earnestness to the point of absurdity, through a (fake) appeal to crowdsource the financing of mercenaries to hunt Kony down. They critiqued what one of them described to Danger Room as a “new activism that puts the reader, the donor, the viewer at the center of the story.”

Invisible Children doesn’t think Kickstriker is funny. In fact, they’ve sent the Kickstriker team a cease-and-desist warning to take down the parody page.

….Oh Kony 2012.

*smh*

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    Wait, what? I thought this was a charitable organization. ‘Someone making fun of me? Oh, well, I can hastily take care...
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    >KONY 2012 will not be mocked yeah sure kid
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