Founder of Invisible Children busting out Knuckle Children in Public
Kony 2012 Co-founder Arrested For Drunkenly Masturbating in Public
We’re not sure how to adequately express our shock and disbelief at the delightful news that Jason Russell, one of Invisible Children’s co-founders and the star of the Kony 2012 campaign, was taken into custody last night for drunkenly masturbating in public.
But, as one Jezebel staffer put it, “Wasn’t the entire Kony 2012 campaign essentially this white guy masturbating in public?”
According to TMZ, Russell was dancing around wearing “speedo-like underwear,” which he eventually removed to make “sexual gestures.”
On his nonprofit’s website, Russell describes himself as a “grand storyteller and dreamer,” as well as a Christian who wants to have nine more children with his wife, who is his “best friend for over 23 years.” There are no words.
UPDATE: Invisible Children’s CEO Ben Keesey released a statement, saying:
“Jason Russell was unfortunately hospitalized yesterday suffering from exhaustion, dehydration, and malnutrition. He is now receiving medical care and is focused on getting better. 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. Jason’s passion and his work have done so much to help so many, and we are devastated to see him dealing with this personal health issue. We will always love and support Jason, and we ask that you give his entire family privacy during this difficult time.”