“Uganda be kidding me!” —@ohheybill
KONY 2012 hit the 100-million view mark in just six days, the fastest video to ever reach that barrier. So you’d expect Invisible Children co-founder Jason Russell to celebrate his good deeds.
Unfortunately, it appears as if the children of South Sudan weren’t the only ones snorting gunpowder laced with cocaine. Russell, 33, was detained on Thursday night in Pacific Beach “for being drunk in public and masturbating, according to San Diego Police Department,” NBC San Diego reported.
NBC San Diego has more details on the bizarre episode:
Brown said Russell was acting very strange.
Police said they received several calls yesterday at 11:30 a.m. of a man in various stages of undress, running through traffic and screaming. Police described him as “in his underwear.”
Several people attempted to calm him down and when officers arrived they said he was cooperative.
Not a good PR story for Invisible Children, both his advocacy group and the ones he was firing off. But, hey, this should help him secure Paul Reubens’ coveted endorsement for the KONY 1012 campaign.
When contacted, Joseph Kony told us, “Hey, at least I didn’t nut on anyone’s car.”
UPDATE: Invisible Children released this statement:
It should be noted, Russell is by all accounts a good guy who had a bad night. We can all have a little fun at this bizarre story, but let’s not let that distract from his good deeds.
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