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Celebrity, foreign policy often difficult combination

AFP, WASHINGTON

Kardashian had in fact turned down an offer from Human Rights First and other organizations to brief her on the situation in Bahrain, possibly because some stars “immediately worry about brand reputation or the specter of a boycott,” Dooley said.

However, he said the conversation these days is “more nuanced” and advised that stars be guided by local activists on the ground — much as in the days when rock music became a tool to crack open the Iron Curtain.

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