Everyone has a bad day. You just hope yours unfolds quietly, behind closed doors. For Jason Russell, all his good deeds seemed to get whitewashed by a very public meltdown. His wife offered this statement in support.
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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. This was probably not what we had in mind.
By March 8, the Kony 2012 video already had over 32 million viewers. Invisible Children is making Joseph Kony a household name — not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.
“I was only 23 years old when I purchased that one-way ticket to Kenya in 2000. I remember walking into an orphanage towards…and I was floored, angry, full of joy, incredibly disturbed at my life and somehow strangely more alive than ever before.”