'You're the devil, you're the devil': New footage of Kony video director emerges 'ranting at traffic while naked on busy street'


Naked meltdown: Kony 2012 video director Jason Russell caught acting strangely on the Streets on San Diego

New footage has emerged of one of the directors of the Kony 2012 video running along a busy street naked while cursing and ranting about the devil.
Invisible Children co-founder Jason Russell was taken away by San Diego police responding to complaints about him cursing, potentially masturbating and hitting the pavement while naked at an intersection.
After fighting off criticism of the Kony 2012 video following its instant popularity- 82 million people have watched the film about the Ugandan war criminal - Mr Russell's public breakdown will likely cause more problems for the controversial charity.

Arrested: Jason Russell, director of the 'Kony 2012' video, was allegedly seen wandering the streets drunk

TMZ released a close-range video of Mr Russell pacing back and forth along a busy San Diego sidewalk, shouting: 'You're the devil.'
He is shown talking to himself, cursing, clapping and waving his hands.
He was allegedly being held in a 5150 psychiatric ward in San Diego and should be released today.
The Kony film has prompted a response from the Prime Minister of Uganda, saying that the warlord at the heart of the video is not in his country.

The Prime Minister insisted that the Kony 2012 video did not represent the current situation in the east African nation and that Uganda was on Kony's trail but said they did not 'need a slick video on YouTube... to take notice

Adopting the social media strategies that helped the charity, Invisible Children, create an internet sensation with their Kony 2012 video, Ugandan prime minister Amama Mbabazi said that the charity's video gives a 'false impression' and that Joseph Kony is no longer in the country.
'The Kony 2012 campaign fails to make one crucial point clear. Joseph Kony is not in Uganda,' Mr Mbabazi said in a nine-minute video posted on YouTube.
The Prime Minister insisted that the Kony 2012 video did not represent the current situation in the east African nation.

Spreading the word: Ugandan prime minister Amama Mbabasi Tweeted his message at celebrities

Mbabazi said Uganda was on Kony's trail but said they did not 'need a slick video on YouTube... to take notice.'
Taking another page out of Invisible Children's playbook, Mr Mbabazi Tweeted his message at celebrities to attract attention.
He wrote a very similar message to a handful of stars: 'As PM of Uganda I invite you to visit the Pearl of Africa & see the peace that exists in our wonderful country #KonyisntinUganda'.
Among the recipients were Rhianna, Stephen Colbert, Taylor Swift, Ryan Seacrest, Tim Tebow and Rush Limbaugh.

Campaigner: Mr Russell on a trip to Africa, where he was first inspired to set up the charity Invisible Children

Mr Russell, 33, was calm and co-operative when apprehended by police, according to NBC San Diego, but seemed to be under the influence of alcohol.
Danica has denied that her husband has any substance abuse or drinking problems.
'Jason Russell was unfortunately hospitalised yesterday suffering from exhaustion, dehydration, and malnutrition,' he said.

Activist: The campaigner giving an impassioned talk about his work

'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.
'We will always love and support Jason, and we ask that you give his entire family privacy during this difficult time.'
The charity, which aims to raise awareness of the atrocities committed by the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda, sprang to worldwide fame last week after releasing an online video entitled 'Kony 2012'.

Target: Mr Russell's video is aimed at Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony

The 30-minute film, directed by Mr Russell, documents the activities of LRA leader Joseph Kony, notorious for his reign of terror in central Africa and particularly his use of child soldiers.
However, critics claim that the film over-simplifies a complex conflict and diverts attention from more pressing causes.
Father-of-two Mr Russell is an evangelical Christian who is described by Invisible Children as 'our grand storyteller and dreamer'.

source: dailymail


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