Jennifer Hudson — whose family was murdered by a psycho — is now bombarded with death threats after singing in a cheesy music video promoting big oil! Furious activists have threatened to shoot the “Dreamgirls” diva, set her on fire and stab her with glass after she shilled for Royal Dutch Shell! “A lot of the threats have been kept away from her as they would be far too disturbing for her to see,” an insider close to the 36-year-old Oscar winner told RadarOnline.com exclusively!
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“They contain really extreme warnings that Jennifer is headed for assassination and torture for taking cash from an oil company.”
Insiders said the threats are particularly chilling for the “American Idol” finalist, whose mother, Darnell Donerson, brother Jason Hudson and seven-year-old nephew, Julian King, were murdered in 2008 by her brother-in-law, William Balfour.
After Balfour was arrested and jailed for life, Jennifer dropped out for a while. Now friends fear she could quit for keeps over the oil scandal!
The British-Dutch oil and gas firm is the world’s largest and notched an astounding $305 BILLION in revenue in 2017 alone! But critics blame Shell for a long history of oil spills and shady behavior, including a bribery scandal in Italy and allegations of encouraging the Nigerian military to burn villages and commit atrocities in oil-producing areas.
The ads starring Jennifer and four other pop stars from around the globe tout the company’s clean energy efforts, and were splashily rolled out on YouTube, Facebook and elsewhere.
Sources said her contract promises $650,000-plus — along with the stipulation she plug Shell in interviews and on social media.
The talented mother of one has also become the unwitting star of retaliatory ads that have popped up around Britain.
The ads show Jennifer silhouetted in Shell’s trademark colors of yellow and orange with her face made to look like the “Batman” supervillain Bane.
“Don’t fall for pop star PR. Jennifer Hudson — partnered with big oil,” read the ads, which were created by a group called Brandalism UK and spread across social media.
Jennifer first appeared in a Shell promo in 2016 — and online trolls promptly told her to hang herself for taking the company’s money. They also branded her an “evil sell-out” for supporting the firm.
“There’s been talk police will get involved if it persists,” the insider said of the threats. “But for now, Jennifer has bodyguard protection when she needs it.” We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for RadarOnline.com? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at (866) ON-RADAR (667-2327) any time, day or night.