Kony 2012 Director Jason Russell to Tell Oprah All About His Breakdown


We may never know how Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony spent the past seven months after Kony 2012 fever struck the world, but soon we’ll know how Invisible Children co-founder and alleged public masturbator Jason Russell spent his: the director behind the controversial (and obnoxious) Kony documentary, who was hospitalized after his breakdown, will appear on Oprah’s Next Chapter on October 7th.

“Even for us, it’s hard to understand the sudden transition from relative anonymity to worldwide attention — both raves and ridicules, in a matter of days,” Russell’s family said in a statement at the time he was hospitalized. (They also said it was all due to “dehydration.”) It’ll be fascinating to see whether Russell’s perspective — on Kony, on social media, on himself — has changed. (Also: will he cop to publicly masturbating? Doubtful.)

Incidentally, Invisible Children’s website is promoting an upcoming “behind-the-scenes look at the most viral video ever and the movement that made an African warlord famous — you can lead or you can follow, but eventually everyone will have to MOVE.” It premieres the same day. Innnnnteresting.

‘Kony 2012’ Director Jason Russell to Break Silence About Public Masturbation Incident on ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’ [Hollywood Reporter]

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