Quoted: Jennifer Lopez on singing for dictators

(Danny Moloshok / AP)

“Being seen as a role model means taking responsibility for all my actions. I am human, and of course, sometimes I make mistakes. But I promise that when I fall, I get back up. . . I will learn the lesson and move on to face other challenges.”

Jennifer Lopez repenting for her much-criticized performance at a birthday concert for the autocratic president of Turkmenistan, in a new interview with Cosmopolitan. Hadn’t really thought of it as a “role model” thing, but sure, let’s add that to the list. Kids: Don’t smoke, don’t do drugs, don’t twerk, don’t sing for human-rights-abusing dictators!

Earlier: Jennifer Lopez in Turkmenistan: ‘Happy Birthday, Mister President!’

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