John M. Becker

Goldie Hawn Apologizes After Photo With Nigerian Pres

Filed By John M. Becker | January 23, 2014 9:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: Chad Griffin, Davos, Goldie Hawn, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria, Switzerland

Hollywood actress Goldie Hawn is in Davos, Switzerland this week at the World Economic Forum, hosting a panel discussion this morning on mindfulness to help soothe the nerves of the stressed-out elite.

But she got herself into some hot water last night when she tweeted a photo of her shaking the hand of the "wonderful" president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, who this month signed an atrocious "Jail the Gays" law:

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To her credit, though, when I and others expressed our shock and let her know about the human rights violations that Jonathan is responsible for, she deleted the tweet and apologized:

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Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin, who is in Davos as part of a first-ever LGBT panel, said he also spoke with Hawn after her tweet and she expressed her regret in person.


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