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Sunday, March 18, 2012

KONY 2012 Director Has Naked Freakout (New Video)

'KONY 2012' currently has over 82 million views on YouTube.  As of this writing, only 302 people have seen the video below.  For obvious reasons, it's in the public's interest that it be seen.

On Thursday, KONY director Jason Russell was "detained", for what could only be described as a nude mental breakdown on the streets of San Diego.  It has been reported by numerous media outlets that Russell was rampaging in his underwear.  He was most certainly not wearing underwear.

Yelling "fuck the Devil"? And that sashay!  Holy hell.  Not exactly the stereotypical behavior from a happily married, self-professed Christian, father of two (who wants to have nine more children).  Just sayin'.

Yesterday, Russell's family issued a statement, denying that he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol:
"Let us say upfront that Jason has never had a substance abuse or drinking problem, and this episode wasn't caused by either of those things. But yes, he did some irrational things brought on by extreme exhaustion and dehydration. On our end, the focus remains only on his health and protecting our family."
Invisible Children CEO Ben Keesey offered this explanation to TMZ:
"Jason Russell was unfortunately hospitalized yesterday suffering from exhaustion, dehydration, and malnutrition.
 "He is now receiving medical care and is focused on getting better. The past two weeks have taken a severe emotional toll on all of us, Jason especially, and that toll manifested itself in an unfortunate incident yesterday.
"Jason’s passion and his work have done so much to help so many, and we are devastated to see him dealing with this personal health issue. We will always love and support Jason, and we ask that you give his entire family privacy during this difficult time.” 
Personally, I'm not buying the "dehydration" story.  It would have been far much more believable if they went with the drug addiction angle.  

Warning:  Clip is semi-NSFW (distant peen).

Let this be a lesson to you, kids.  You never know when you're an orange Gatorade away from turning into naked raging orangutan.

San Diego Police have said publicly, that they have no intention of pressing charges against Russell.  Notice how news stories are saying that he was "detained", and not "arrested"?  Russell is currently hospitalized on a 5150 hold.  A 5150 is when authorities place someone in the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, to determine if they pose a threat to themselves or others.  In simple terms, Jason Russell had a mental breakdown.  The 33-year-old's influence in fundraising is over.

On a lighter note, Russell's influence on the nation's fads is greater than ever.  In fact, he may have inadvertently created this year's version of planking.  It's called KONYING:

And another: