Posts Tagged ‘Jason Russell’

Ever since Friday afternoon, I have been transfixed on the report of Kony 2012 documentarian Jason Russell, the married father of two, who was detained by police for, according to various reports, allegedly vandalizing cars and masturbating in public while running naked through the streets of San Diego. What would cause a man who has dedicated years of his life toward helping injustice in Uganda to (for all intents and purposes)  lose his sh*t in broad daylight? Some speculate drugs, some speculate alcohol, some point towards the pressure of almost overnight notoriety for the snap. Russell’s Invisible Children camp has blamed exhaustion and dehydration; his wife Danica attributes the odd behavior to stress. My hypothesis? The overwhelming love of dance melted Jason Russell’s impulse control. My evidence? In 2006, the creators of Kony 2012 made a bizarre, wildly over-the-top dance-tastic music video for Invisible Children’s Global Night Commute. And it’s amazing. If you do one thing today, m’friends, WATCH THIS VIDEO! It is one of the most bizarre things I’ve ever seen (and I grew up in West Hollywood so that’s saying a lot). By