Sorry, I just couldn't resist using a bad pun for this blog title. I can't say that I was really shocked when I found out that one of the founders of the activist group Invisible Children (Kony 2012 video people) was reportedly taken into custody after allegedly masturbating in public and vandalizing cars all while apparently severely intoxicated.
Jason Russell the man behind the Kony 2012 film was placed in a San Diego hospital and put on a psychological hold to access his mental well-being because his actions were just that bizarre. Witnesses say is acting strange and yeah, I'd say running into the street screaming while only wearing your underwear definitely qualifies as strange.
Invisible Children CEO Ben Keesey released a statement Friday saying Russell was suffering from "exhaustion, dehydration and malnutrition."
"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," Keesey said. "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."
I can completely understand this guy state of mind right now. He put out a major propaganda piece and was hoping people would not see through the façade and when they did he couldn't handle it and he snapped. I hope he gets the help he needs to recover from this but at the same time deep down I hope this gives people another reason not to support the Invisible Children and give their money to other charities that support Uganda.