It’s not uncommon for big name celebrities to do commercials in foreign countries, and George Clooney is no different. He’s promoting Nespresso, the Nestlé espresso coffee company. What separates him apart from any other celeb though is that he’s spying on Sudan president Omar al-Bashir.
George is putting that Nestlé paycheck to good use and bought a satellite to keep tabs on whatever sneaky exploits the Sudanese president is up to. The A-lister actor told the Guardian he isn’t in cahoots about his secret espionage hobby either.
Most of the money I make on the [Nespresso] commercials I spend keeping a satellite over the border of North and South Sudan to keep an eye on Omar al-Bashir…he puts out a statement saying that I’m spying on him, and how would I like it if a camera was following me everywhere I went and I go, ‘Well, welcome to my life, Mr. War Criminal.’ I want the war criminal to have the same amount of attention that I get. I think that’s fair.”
George Clooney’s opposition to the war crime charged president isn’t anything new, he was arrested in March 2012 for protesting outside the Sudanese embassy. He told reporters following his arrest that immediate humanitarian aid was needed for the people of Sudan and that the government needs to stop starving and killing its own people.
Gotta give props to George Clooney, there’s far too many celebrities who use their money to buy nothing but flashy cars and houses, and wouldn’t dare put themselves on the line to protest an important cause. If nothing else, the whole idea of a famous actor spying on an African war criminal is dying to be made into a movie.