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ARREST WARRANTED

BREAKING: Invisible Children Co-Founder Jason Russell Arrested For Vandalizing, Masturbating In Public

We joked today that some of the guys from Invisible Children, the nonprofit behind the Kony 2012 campaign, seemed like the kind of repressed fundamentalist closet cases we knew in college.

Well, IC co-founder Jason Russell (right) might not be gay, but he’s definitely repressed—and apparently that spring snapped last night in San Diego, where police found him masturbating on the corner of Ingraham Street and Riviera Road.

NBC reports police detained Russell, 33 (like Jesus!), in Pacific Beach last night for playing with himself in public and vandalizing cars. Lt. Andra Brown, who was on the scene, believes Russell was also under the influence of alcohol or some other substance.

On the IC website, Russell is described as a Christian who wants to have nine more children with his wife, whom he calls his “best friend for over 23 years.”

Jason “Radical” Russell is a co-founder of Invisible Children, as well as our grand storyteller and dreamer. His sparks of creative intelligence and insanity have propelled IC to redefine the concept of humanitarian work, offering new life to old hope. A filmmaker by trade, Jason graduated from the University of Southern California’s film school with a degree in Cinema Production. He admires Oprah, Bono, Steven Spielberg, Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, Baz Luhrmann, and Dan Eldon and believes wholeheartedly in magic and the impossible. Already a proud papa to Gavin Danger and Everley Darling, Jason wants to have nine more children with his beautiful wife Danica‚Äîthe girl who has been his best friend for over 23 years.

Hmm…worshiping Oprah and Baz Luhrmann, overcompensating with nutso boasts of virility, and calling your wife your “best friend”? Jeez, maybe he is a closet case. Or at the very least a hipster douchebag. You named your son Gavin Danger? Seriously?

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Mar 16, 2012
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  • 99 Comments
    • parasite eve
      parasite eve

      WAHAHAHAHHAA lol fooled yah all

      Mar 16, 2012 at 4:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kyle
      Kyle

      Typical.

      Mar 16, 2012 at 4:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Christophe Banks
      Christophe Banks

      What is it with Christian activists and sex scandals? Maybe he’ll try and claim in court it was invisible jizz.

      Mar 16, 2012 at 4:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mikel D McGrew
      Mikel D McGrew

      How about Everley Darling? I mean it reeks of poor white trash and illusions of grandeur. It is always refreshing when these nut cases get hoist on their own petard!

      Mar 16, 2012 at 5:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kyle
      Kyle

      Another gay man desperate to be straight and religious. Another gay man…

      Mar 16, 2012 at 5:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • D Bowman
      D Bowman

      Alcohol and sexual acting out are common human issues. Many people in our community have struggled with these. He is human also. His failings don’t necessarily lesson his desire to see justice done for the poor. Let us not be hypocrites.

      Mar 16, 2012 at 5:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kyle
      Kyle

      @D Bowman: Those who have not struggled with these issues are gay men who know who they are, respect who they are, and love who they are.

      Mar 16, 2012 at 5:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Austin
      Austin

      @Kyle:
      He is married and has 2 childrens. He isn’t gay he was just drunk damn. But it still doesn’t mean that he wasn’t right about Kony 2012

      Mar 16, 2012 at 5:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kyle
      Kyle

      @D Bowman: You might be a hypocrite who drinks and can’t control himself sexually, but I am none of that. So, I can call this guy a piece of shit all I want. And, so can anybody else.

      Mar 16, 2012 at 5:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kyle
      Kyle

      @Austin: Ahh…gay men don’t get married and have kids. Got it. Where’s your Pulitzer nomination? I think you’re onto something… :/

      Mar 16, 2012 at 5:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JayKay
      JayKay

      So he’s had quite a week.

      Mar 16, 2012 at 5:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Yobert
      Yobert

      Honestly this is BS
      Doesnt anyone notice that when someone gains
      Attention from the youth and sparks a rebel feel in everyone some weird media bullcrap always happens whether it be from michael jackson to, bob marley, john lennon, i can keep going. They always use the media to try to hold or break someone down when they feel he or she is getting too much power. Think about it. This dude has a son and a campaign thats actually working. And outta know where hes insane and “on something”
      Screw that.
      America is blinded by whatever the media says..
      No one believed michael and eventually the media bashed him
      He dies and the media acts like they loved him.
      America is meant to be a land of being controlled by fear. Any rebels get exterminated, or shit like this happens… You guys are really douchebags…it saddens me

      Mar 16, 2012 at 5:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GreatGatsby2011
      GreatGatsby2011

      “(like Jesus!)”

      Priceless.

      Mar 16, 2012 at 5:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DJ Veno
      DJ Veno

      Hmm well did he even give his side of the story?

      Mar 16, 2012 at 5:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      Vandalism and public masturbation. How Christian of you, Mr. Russell.

      Mar 16, 2012 at 5:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dude he's gay
      dude he's gay

      It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see he’s in the closet. Gay, gay gay gay, gay.

      Mar 16, 2012 at 6:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lizcivious
      lizcivious

      @Mikel D McGrew: Gavin Danger would make a great drag king name, and Everley Darling would make a great drag queen name (an homage to Candy Darling). Wow, I didn’t know this repressed fellow was from Pacific Beach, an area I’m very familiar with. He must have been watching some hot surfer boys when he was arrested and started busting things up when he realized he’d have to go home to his “best friend of 23 years” to make nine more brats.

      Mar 16, 2012 at 6:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BubbasBack
      BubbasBack

      LOLOLOLOL. I said it a few days back, and I’ll say it again. He’s gay and repressed. BURP.

      Mar 16, 2012 at 6:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ta2d
      Ta2d

      He’s got “gay face”. My gaydar is going off like crazy. He’s gay, definitely.

      Mar 16, 2012 at 7:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KSKSK
      KSKSK

      GO TO TMZ RIGHT NOW! THEY HAVE THE VIDEO ITS FUCKING HILARIOUS.

      Mar 16, 2012 at 7:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 3 · Christophe Banks wrote, “What is it with Christian activists and sex scandals? Maybe he’ll try and claim in court it was invisible jizz.”

      I doubt if he’d try to claim that in court – the prosecutor could counter by saying, “For lo, the invisible hath become visible.” (or however you’d say that in King James English).

      It does have some interesting theological implications. After a quick search I found
      Colossians 1:15: “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature”.

      Combining the two pairs “God” with “the invisible jizz”. something I don’t think a “Christian activist” would want to even indirectly suggest.

      Mar 16, 2012 at 7:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AEH
      AEH

      Hmmm, no frontal shots?

      Mar 16, 2012 at 7:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kris
      kris

      my first reaction;
      regardless of his sexuality if he behaves like that sober,
      straight, i wouldnt want him babysitting my young child relative.

      im sadly reminded how often predators/exhibitionists gravitate toward vulnerable child agencies.

      hopefully im wrong abt him,hopefully he was on coke or x at least!.
      i cant wait to here his side of the story-and not his christian lawyers version.
      i hope invisible kids inc. arent paying for his lawyers either.
      kris

      Mar 16, 2012 at 7:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Truthie
      Truthie

      Thank you all for not chasing me out of here when I started posting about this. I knew he was not what he presented himself to be but didn’t expect such rapid public confirmation. Hard to have sympathy for someone who has so craven manipulated vulnerable young people for right wing evangelicals and people who want a stronger US military presence in Africa, but I hope he gets the help he needs and comes to terms with himself even as these sleazy organization he founded is publicly exposed.

      Great web site! Keep it up… ;)

      Mar 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • QJ201
      QJ201

      Party with Tina, turn into Ike.

      Mar 16, 2012 at 8:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChristopherM
      ChristopherM

      I saw him on Anderson earlier this week. No way is he straight.

      Mar 16, 2012 at 8:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CB
      CB

      From the Washington Post: “Russell has also directed and choreographed over 20 theatrical stage productions and performed in over 100 different shows, the bio said.” Case closed? <3

      Mar 16, 2012 at 8:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • cwm
      cwm

      @lizcivious: Candy says
      I’ve come to hate my body
      And all that it requires
      In this world

      Candy says
      I’d like to know completely
      What others so discreetly
      Talk about

      Mar 16, 2012 at 9:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Franco
      Franco

      When I watched the Kony 2012 video for the first time I thought to myself, “This guy isn’t right,” I felt there was something off about him. Maybe I was right.

      Mar 16, 2012 at 9:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kev C
      Kev C

      So he pulled a Pee Wee Herman. There’s a lotta things about Jason we wouldn’t understand. Things we couldn’t understand. Things you shouldn’t understand.

      Mar 16, 2012 at 10:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • camote
      camote

      Franco, you were right!

      Mar 16, 2012 at 10:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • vixlad
      vixlad

      just saw him on anderson cooper. A total closet case.

      Mar 16, 2012 at 10:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nick Farben
      Nick Farben

      Queerty missed a few things from your report.

      – He had a mental breakdown from stress and public attention

      – He has been checked into a hospital to receive care

      Was it really necessary to paint a target on the head of a man who is suffering, repression or not?

      Mar 16, 2012 at 11:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TheMarc
      TheMarc

      How noble of you all to attack him. How Christian of you. How moral. How righteous. Indeed, he is obviously deserving of it considering the innumerable attacks he has launched the LGBT community. He has hasn’t he? Surely, you are not all launching an attack based on an unsubstantiated bias; ya know, how men like Rick Santorum attack us all for being sexual deviants and pedophiles because we are a member of the LGBT community.

      Naturally, what he did is not “good.” One can’t really begin to defend his actions. But I’m not about to pretend that it it just and logical to attack this man for being anti-gay when I have yet to hear one anti-gay statement, action or even personal donation attributed directly to him or his organization. We as a community fight against generalizations, stereotypes and out right lies on a daily basis. Of all people, I would expect us to wait to judge a man on his merits and actions before attacking him as a right-wing, anti-gay bigot.

      Mar 16, 2012 at 11:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • parasite eve
      parasite eve

      @D Bowman: i get drunk but i know what i do :-)

      Mar 17, 2012 at 12:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jj
      jj

      I’m guessing he is bipolar and had a psychotic break. Drunk people don’t act like that, and I doubt he is a recreational LSD user. Sad.

      Mar 17, 2012 at 12:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Belize
      Belize

      @Kev C: The same thing is usually said about God when “he” is questioned by skeptics (Sans the Pee Wee Herman bit as far as I know.)

      Mar 17, 2012 at 1:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lickety splitz
      lickety splitz

      To be honest, I have not followed any of this Kony stuff that everyone’s been talking about. As soon as I heard “Africa” my “I give a fuck” light turned off.

      Mar 17, 2012 at 1:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • steve sydney
      steve sydney

      Americans have access to the best meth in the world these days..

      and he set off my gaydar immediately .. I literally gasped when he said he had a son.

      Mar 17, 2012 at 3:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Surita
      Surita

      whatever he’s cute, i’ll let him jizz all over my mouth

      Mar 17, 2012 at 4:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Danny
      Danny

      It makes the organization being called Invisible Children really, really, really creepy.

      Mar 17, 2012 at 4:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Blah, bla..huh?
      Blah, bla..huh?

      @Yobert: Well, considering the fact that “rebels” from the right wing are fascists who are truly pathological in their pursuit of social engineering, I’m gonna celebrate my “douchebag” status then. Being uncritical of your own oppression is just pathetic, you might want to study a little bit about PR and coercion before you go casting your lot with the libertarian and neocon “hipster rebels”, because marks like you tend to get jacked by them as a rule.

      Mar 17, 2012 at 5:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • vitamin k
      vitamin k

      @D Bowman:

      “His failings don’t necessarily lesson his desire to see justice done for the poor. Let us not be hypocrites.”

      no, but they may very well diminish his ability to seek justice done for the poor, especially with the controversy surrounding their cash grab stunt. his intentions have been called into question, and it’s episodes like this hint at his character, and at the very least his state of mind. no matter how you dice it, this is the person that made and circulated the kony 2012 video, regardless of what kind of person he really is.

      Mar 17, 2012 at 5:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • takakupo
      takakupo

      The commentary on this site is so shallow sometimes -____-‘

      Mar 17, 2012 at 5:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rooney
      Rooney

      According to gawker: “So, it seems this guy is a total pervert, hates black people, burns the Koran, molests suburban christian soccer moms, a closeted homosexual, is from Canada, sees invisible children, into crack cocaine and PCP… Apparently he also has a schlong strong enough to crack pavement and is surprisingly doable.

      The most interesting man in the world.”

      Has hipster repressed neocon written all over him. But let’s call a spade a spade here: at least he’s not one of those sick assholes who rapes kids in private? Not that we know off at least, that’s a redeeming quality, relatively speaking. Masturbating in bright daylight, in public, if that’s all he’s done where deviant sexuality is concerned, makes him 1,000,000 times better than Pope Palpatine and his band of merry child molesters, and the GOP lunatics who would kill lgbt with one hand while they order a twink from rentboy.com with the other. Hey, George Rekers, consider this your call-out!

      Mar 17, 2012 at 8:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Clockwork
      Clockwork

      Why do you folks so desperately want this man to be a closest case?

      Is masturbating in public now a sign of being gay?

      Let him stay in hetrosexual kook pervert land, we don’t want him.

      Mar 17, 2012 at 9:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeremy
      Jeremy

      Why does the gay community take so much delight in declaring straight people “gay and in denial” based on their mannerisms and the way they dress? Shouldn’t we be sending the message that straight men shouldn’t be afraid to show their softer sides without being labelled? Or is the prospect of another potential mate just too much to resist?

      Mar 17, 2012 at 9:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • parasite eve
      parasite eve

      he may be a scammer….but im getting tired of all the gay people keeps telling straight people as gay like TAYLOR LAUTNER…..and now this guy….i hate this guy as well but instead ur making people hate us more for keeps saying they are gay,.,….HES NOT DUSTIN ZITO U KNOW lol

      Mar 17, 2012 at 10:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jake
      Jake

      Austin,

      Your “he’s not gay because he’s married with children” is just as absurd as when screaming young female fans of any closeted gay artist say the same thing just befored they are outed.

      You obviously haven’t watched any of the recent video interviews of Russell. He’s clearly a closeted gay man who’s most likely had a nervous breakdown over all the fallout from the recent publicity. There are countless various blog comments making mention that Russell is gay and he is the only one who can’t handle HIS own truth. Bottom line – the girl lost it! Everyone now knows his secret and he cracked.

      Hopefully he’ll get his act together and come out of the closet. It will do wonders for his mental health!

      Mar 17, 2012 at 11:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GABRIEL
      GABRIEL

      ?Queerty and everyone who feels so entitled to judge people you don’t even know on a personal level… REALLY?! You take a man that has done something bigger than himself and most of the people in the world currently (including your own writers queerty magazine!) and attack him for masturbating in public and “being a closet case”?!
      When in reality we, gay men, have been accused of “sexual deviant behaviour” and actually done even worse things than the one he did masturbating in public…REALLY?! like none of you have walked out of a club and seen your own friends or other gay/straight men doing more than masturbating outisde the club, in the parking lots and other public places, sometimes even sober?
      This is a campaign to promote awareness of KONY, a mass murderer and pyschopath who has taken countless lives, NOT to discuss Jason Russell’s sexual behaviour and fetishes.
      You are all acting like you have never actually done something, if not a lot of things, that you regret while being drunk or sober? and have you even done something remotely valuable to humanity or as big as he has done with this campaign?!
      WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE SOMEBODY THAT HAS DONE AND IS DOING A LOT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS? HAVE YOU DONE SOMETHING TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE ON THIS PLANET? HAVE YOU SPENT 10 YEARS OF YOUR LIFE ON SOMETHING THAT ACTUALLY MATTERS?
      THIS IS WHY THE WORLD DOESN’T TAKE US, THE LGBT COMMUNITY, SERIOUSLY. We, along with religious extremists,ignorants, and haters; are the ones who bully, bash and judge our own kind, who will respect us if we don’t even respect ourselves?.
      We make fun of the flamming queens for being “too gay” for the straight acting ones for “trying to prented to be something they are not” or for the gay man who struggles with his identity and sexual orientation “for being a closet case”,as long as that man doesn’t attack us as a community give him a break! let him come out at his own time, this including JASON RUSSELL.
      It’s not your duty to pass judgement on others but it is your duty to help one another, to value one another, to develop and grow inside as a human being!
      THESE SHOULD BE OUR PRIORITIES AND NOT ACTING LIKE TOTAL DOUCHEBAGS, THE BAD KIND!

      Mar 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • christiancode
      christiancode

      This is the behaviour of a potential sex offender. I hope this sicko gets the help he needs and stays away from children!

      Mar 17, 2012 at 3:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kev C
      Kev C

      @GABRIEL: Dude was flailing nude in broad daylight like a meth head. This is not the time for finger wagging, amigo.

      Mar 17, 2012 at 3:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark
      Mark

      I can’t think of any amount on alcohol where I would be impaired enough to jack off in public

      Mar 17, 2012 at 4:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Facepalm
      Facepalm

      @Gabriel and others who support Kony 2012:

      Please consult the websites of actual experts on peace and conflict studies and sustainable development before you praise or give money to the IC campaign or others like it. These “awareness campaigns” usually have no positive consequences for victims, and after produce further negative effects. (You can read up on the what happened as a result of the Save Darfur campaign for some examples.)

      While it does feel good to think that your actions make a positive difference, spreading and contributing to these glamourfest “humanitarian” organizations do little more than enrich and make famous the people behind them, at best.

      The most positive thing I can say about Russell to give him the benefit of the doubt is that he might be so stupid to believe his own propaganda. (And you, viewers, are not stupid to to believe it. It’s slickly produced, and contains some truth.) He’s culpable because he has been no doubt exposed to professionals that spend their lives working in refugee camps and negotiating with people in power to end violent conflict and product stability.

      If you are glad you heard about Kony, and want to know about more atrocities, read the wiki page on the war in the eastern DRC, or any war. IC advocates giving military support to an army that has caused much more suffering than Kony and his LRA (though without the same chilling half baked ideology). I would still prefer to not encourage more death. That’s just me.

      Mar 17, 2012 at 5:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Real Mike in Asheville
      The Real Mike in Asheville

      @GABRIEL: Well Gabriel, sometime bad people do good things/good people do bad things.

      Human history is littered with vile murderous monsters, a group that certainly includes Kony. Ending that mad man’s reign of terror is as important as endings of predecessor monsters — Taylor, Amin, Khmer Rouge, Hilter, et al. That Russell has made great awareness of the horrors of Kony a world-wide campaign, is a great step forward for those under Kony’s thumb.

      NONETHELESS, being a good guy in an effort to depose Kony is not carte blanche license to go midday masturbating in the streets of any city. That others have engaged in public sex going well beyond masturbation does not excuse anyone, no matter what attributes they offer to society, from walking around a relatively busy neighborhood in broad daylight during business hours pulling their pud on the sidewalks. When folks gay/straight get caught engaging in sex in public, they too get arrested.

      And such a poor representation of personal ethics, is certainly to reasonable basis to question the authenticity of his other actions. Perhaps one has nothing to do with the other, but when one is soliciting donations for their cause, it is reasonable to question whether other acts of unethical and immoral conduct has occurred.

      And this is all magnified considering Russell and the IC effort is financially linked to right wing virulently anti-gay hate groups, it is important to know what is what.

      Mar 17, 2012 at 5:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lohen
      lohen

      @Kyle: yes they do. my uncle did exactly that. got a wife had a kid divorced his wife got custody of the kid and some time later and got his own man. daughter is kind of a train wreck though….

      Don’t speak for everyone when you know nothing at all.

      Mar 17, 2012 at 5:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FunMe
      FunMe

      We should just hook up Jane Rusell, I mean Josh Russell with Kirk Cameron. That will help both of those closet queen out with their “problem”!

      Mar 17, 2012 at 6:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marcel
      Marcel

      Not doubting that he is Christian, but you state that his bio on the IC website is explicit about this. Your citation doesn’t reflect it.

      Mar 17, 2012 at 8:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kinsey6
      Kinsey6

      I saw him on Anderson Cooper too and I could tell immediately that he is gay. My gaydar was pegged at 10 and blinking red. I just figured he was out of the closet. Now I find out that he’s a repressed closet case and (hypocritical) Christian too. Ughhhh! Not another one. I’m so sick of these Ted Haggard/Larry Craig types…

      Mar 17, 2012 at 9:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Reply
      Reply

      Agree with the point on withholding judgement. It’s good to hear both sides of the case first.

      But I think some people here have just been hurt by the straight community through individuals, their church and communities, and sometimes people just need to vent and fight back.

      Nevertheless, the LGBT community can be bigger people, more tolerant, and more compassionate than the bigots like Santorum and other un-Christ-like church-goers.

      Mar 17, 2012 at 9:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Carl
      Carl

      Well, TMZ released a video of him going bat-shit crazy as if he was either on some strong shit or possibly mind-controlled. Not sure if anyone here is totally on that Kony 2012 band-wagon, but to me it seemed fishy from the start. Just researching and finding out where like 70% of the donations go is already a eye-brow raiser…along with who else is funding and behind this whole campaign.

      If you ask me just the fact alone that it’s been recently reported that Uganda has billions of dollars’ worth of dollars of oil and that all of a sudden our government is all behind this thing seems fishy, especially with the advent of AFRICOM…Hell, with all those Ugandans totally hating on this thing too!

      Mar 18, 2012 at 1:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John Williams
      John Williams

      We don’t need people like him to reflect the gay community.

      Mar 18, 2012 at 2:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      @FunMe: I’d love to be a fly on the wall in that rest stop.

      Mar 18, 2012 at 2:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      I kind of get the feeling that a lot of the money he collected went to support a meth habit and nothing more..

      Mar 18, 2012 at 7:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      @Carl: When I first heard about this stuff I assumed it was organized by the sort of starry-eyed liberals who always object (& not incorrectly) whenever the U.S. invades a place that has oil. Some liberals only want the U.S. to invade third-world hellholes that they think have no natural resources whatsoever, so that our motives can be solely humanitarian and pure, or something. Think, the usual lefty cartoon image of Haiti.

      (For that matter, most Americans seem to think Mexico is a dust-blown wasteland full of tumbleweeds! Shhh – Mexico exports oil – don’t tell the Republicans or we’ll have a second war with Mexico.)

      Then it became clear that “Kony 2012″ was not run by liberals at all, but by right-wing Christian anti-gay nutbags.

      Now you tell us Uganda has oil? Fuck. Sounds like maybe the “perfect storm” of both lefty & righty invasion impulses.

      Mar 18, 2012 at 9:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alex
      Alex

      You should see the video they shit of him on tnx. That guy is flaming!!! The way he talks and the finger snapping. He let his inner gay come out!!! It was FIERCE!!!!

      Mar 18, 2012 at 10:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tiger
      Tiger

      “Look at my children! They go to 11!”

      Mar 18, 2012 at 11:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Carl
      Carl

      @the other Greg:

      Here’s the proof: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/aug/25/uganda-oil-find-energy-companies

      Africa has ALWAYS been raped from their natural resources by all kinds of foreign companies for usually western, european or asian (Chinese) interest. One minute they realize alot of oil is found in that shithole country, then all of a sudden this “experiment” gets all this unprecedented attention. It’s really sad this vicious cycle keeps perpetuating itself while so many sheeple blindly follow the propaganda machine cause it’s currently the most trendy thing to do.

      America always needed a bad guy to focus all their attention to to carry out their real agendas. People should really start researching AFRICOM to realize the true agenda behind this. If the Ugandans hate this documentary so much that the government are now trying to “ban” screenings of this thing…you can be sure that Jason knows damn well his “experiment” he and the IC worked sooo hard on resulted into an epic backfire. I think he realizes too that he’s getting more negative attention now then Kony himself…LOL!

      Mar 18, 2012 at 12:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FunMe
      FunMe

      @Shannon1981: sounds like repression of who he really is. Just saw the NEW video at TMZ and he seems very gay:

      http://www.tmz.com/2012/03/18/jason-russell-video-naked-meltdown-kony/5/#comments-anchor

      Oh my goodness! Those moves will even make RuPaul jealous!

      Mar 18, 2012 at 1:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chloe
      Chloe

      @Nick Farben: thank you for saying that……I can’t believe the amount of hostility toward someone who is obviously having a Mental Health crisis in public….why are people so quick to “throw stones”?

      Mar 18, 2012 at 3:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Clockwork
      Clockwork

      I see more narcissist than gay in that TMZ video.

      Mar 18, 2012 at 3:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Blah, bla..huh?
      Blah, bla..huh?

      @the other Greg: Look up Dominionism. It’s been in the works for decades. African takeover is their endgame. It’s supposed to be just before the apocalypse, or whatever psychotic Christians call it these days. “end of days”? Something like that. The fact that it utilizes mind control techniques with mass propaganda proves it’s straight from Jesus’ NSA mind link, or something like that. It’s really crazy, but then the conservatard “lifestyle” always has been, you’ve just been trained not to notice.

      Mar 18, 2012 at 3:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • carly
      carly

      Now do people understand what staying in the closet can do to someone?

      Mar 18, 2012 at 5:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Macmantoo
      Macmantoo

      I’ve got to say in watching the “up close” version on TZM, he really acts like a nelly queen. His mannerism is more gay than most I know.

      Mar 18, 2012 at 6:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GABRIEL
      GABRIEL

      @facepalm and @the real mike in ashville … Thanks for your replies, I’m glad to see that some do mantain posture discussing a matter like this one instead of just insulting.
      Both of your arguments are very interesting and I will look into the information you talked about.
      I could be defending Jason Russell in some level merely because of his cause,but I’m certainly not excusing his behaviour even though it is something that is regularly seen particularly around people who are drinking, I am nonetheless bothered by how people are so vicious on attacking someone that clearly belongs to our community whether he admits to it or not and at least did enough to let the world know about KONY, I just don’t think this incident should divert the attention on stopping KONY.
      Now it would be really sad and disgusting of him to use this situation to gain fame and money, especially after all the trips he has made to Uganda and all the horrible sights he has seen.
      If the money for this campaign is not used to help the needy then I would be the first one to go against it.
      It is very screwed up how politics, religion and personal interets messes causes like this one up when it could really help victims of such beastly actions.
      I do want this campaign to have a very positive impact on people all over the world and get those poor children out of this situation, but maybe it’s just wishful thinking, maybe not.
      Only time will tell I guess.

      Mar 18, 2012 at 10:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GABRIEL
      GABRIEL

      PS: I just watched the TMZ video where he is seen naked on the streets going mad.
      …..WOW! I did not see this one coming.

      Mar 18, 2012 at 10:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      up close video on TMZ.com
      http://www.tmz.com/2012/03/18/jason-russell-video-naked-meltdown-kony/2/#comments-anchor

      Mar 18, 2012 at 10:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      @FunMe: oh yeah! Didn’t see your post before I posted. This is what repressing homosexual urges does, people. Also, if you are bipolar, get help. Last lesson: Meth. Not even once. There, I think I covered all the possibilities for his curious behavior.

      Mar 18, 2012 at 10:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWACLKaOC08&feature=player_embedded This is the video even more embarrassing than the naked show. What a (gay) ego this guy has !

      Mar 18, 2012 at 10:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      @CBRad: He dances like that in public and expects folks to believe he’s straight?

      Mar 18, 2012 at 10:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      @Shannon1981: It does seem like such arrogant denial, doesn’t it ?

      Mar 18, 2012 at 11:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • indi.anna
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      @CBRad: Definitely. Dude, anyone, gay or not, can see this dude is an evangelical closet case.

      Mar 18, 2012 at 11:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      @indi.anna: I appreciate what you are doing, and agree with the sentiment behind it. I, for one, as a genderqueer, African American female bodied human, would LOVE IT if Queerty had something other than white gay men on their staff. However, this is not the case, and, I think it is prevalent to anyone in this community that some letters in our acronym do not full understand some of the others. The answer is not to attack the writers here, but to educate on just what it is that you as a trans person find lacking or offensive. I am not excusing it, I am just saying I disagree with your message here.

      Also, again, this is a snark blog. If you honestly hold it to the standard that you would say…the NY Times or even a less bitchy gay magazine like The Advocate…well your expectations are too high.

      Color me the bitchy queer that I am, but Queerty’s no holds barred, snarky attitude is what keeps me coming back. If they cleaned it up, I’d probably find it boring.

      Mar 18, 2012 at 11:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GABRIEL
      GABRIEL

      I just did a whole lot of research and may I just say …to all the writers here at Queerty Magazine and everyone who is against Jason Russell: My sincere apologies these guys are real DOUCHEBAGS!
      taking advantage of such a horrible situation to push their antigay agenda using a gay man who rejects his own kind as their image it’s just plain macabre and sick.

      I never imagined somebody as feminine as Jason Russell would be against the gay community and be part of such groups, in fact it’s just plain ironic to me how the situation is playing out and if he thinks he can pull the straight façade he is sadly mistaken because he is gayer than the sunshine on a beautiful spring morning, which is something he should be proud of.

      I feel so stupid for falling for a propaganda like this one without digging more into it, but just watching jacob cry in that video and saying what he said,looking at all those kids just so afraid for their lives, just broke my heart into a million pieces.

      We should still stop KONY and at the same time make all those religious organizations and jason russell himself suck it until it bleeds glitter!

      Mar 18, 2012 at 11:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      @GABRIEL: Live and learn. You’re a good person for caring about others. Just have to be careful : there will always be people out there willing to take advantage of those who want to help. All charities, etc., should be checked out carefully before you give. It’s a shame, because it makes it more complicated, to be that suspicious, but…we have to be.

      Mar 18, 2012 at 11:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      @GABRIEL: It’s awesome that you care enough to try to help. A rule of thumb for me: research before getting involved. Anything you find tied to evangelicals, or religion in general should be a no go. 99.9% of the time, anything tied to churches is a front, and a way to promote a religious agenda, often a virulently anti-gay one.

      Mar 19, 2012 at 12:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FunMe
      FunMe

      I really do think it’s being in the closet. It is SAD. Check this analysis that seems to make more and more sense:

      http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2012/03/source-jason-russell-broke-down-cause-hes-closet-gay/

      But according to one source close to the inner circle we received the following statement:

      “…..meaning one of the board members is so in denial they all are standing by the dehydration & stress story…. she actually suggested it was “sick” for saying it could be anything more… i told her out of compassion that if they continue to treat him with gatoraid lol & prayer hes likely to end up in a bad situation… as in he needs mental health care & or drug intervention because lets fact it that was no act of dehydration malnutrition and stress… i was diagnosed when i came back from xxxxxx dehydrated & mal nurished i had enlarged liver because of this & my mind was in no way altered like his was in the video… i honestly believe hes closet gay & its that secret thats eating him up & i truly fear for his life… mental or drugs whatever mixed with that kind of inner turmoil is a recipe for suicide or other harmful behavior.’

      And our source goes on to say the following:

      Jason CAN’T be gay as he was raised by parents who ran a Christian theater group and has spoken before Rev. Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University (see you tube link below) along with Alex Harris who along with his twin brother Brett supposedly convinced Chuck Norris to become a big Mike Huckabee supporter in the 2008 Republican primaries. BTW, Harris attends Patrick Henry College, a relatively new “christian” college whose main purpose is for training the christian right to take over our government, helping the USA to become an evangelical theocracy.”

      Poor guy … guess it’s best to “come out, come out … where ever you are” It would really help him in more ways than one!

      Mar 19, 2012 at 1:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chuck
      Chuck

      My gaydar, off the charts with this guy.

      Mar 19, 2012 at 9:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • uglydude
      uglydude

      @FunMe: In the mid 90s I spent a lot of time around Jason and his clannish inner circle of closeted bible beaters. My ex girlfriend was childhood friends with his wife Danica. To me, Jason and Danica seemed like giddy bffs. Don’t feel sorry for his wife, who was well aware that everyone thought Jason was gay. Believe me, he’s toning it down for the cameras. He is crazy flaming! Not even questionable.

      Mar 19, 2012 at 12:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GABRIEL
      GABRIEL

      @CBRad the video you showed us of Jason Russell dancing in such a ridicule manner just angers me more about falling for this crack-head repressed excuse of a human being’s propaganda.
      It was all about getting money and fame.
      what a heartless bastard, to use other people’s suffering to make profit for a religious agenda just makes me even more proud to be an atheist.
      It seems religious organizations will stop at nothing to gain power and resources, no matter how many people they use and destroy, I’m not surprised though, it has been like this for thousands of years.
      Religion is the root of all evil and the mother of prejudice and now it is more clear than ever.
      Thank you so much for pulling people out this confusing wheel of lies Jason Russell along with the other religious scumbags have created.

      Mar 19, 2012 at 1:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dr. Dick
      Dr. Dick

      @QJ201: LOLZ

      Mar 19, 2012 at 4:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AEH
      AEH [Different person #1 using similar name]

      @lickety splitz: Your lack of compassion for fellow human beings disgust me.

      Mar 19, 2012 at 5:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FunMe
      FunMe

      @uglydude: wow, doesn’t surprise me. When I was working in the “Orange Curtain” one of my coworkers was this woman who was kinda “valley girl” type. She was sharing how she met her “fiancee” in her “youth group” at church or some evangelical group. It was SO OBVIOUS to us her coworkers that her guy was gay and in the closet. But the pressure was so high to be married to a “Christian” despite living a lie.

      Thanks for sharing your story!

      Mar 19, 2012 at 9:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Richard
      Richard

      @Surita: I agree Surita, He is cute and I let him jizz all over my mouth too.

      Mar 19, 2012 at 10:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Richard
      Richard

      I’d so eat his jizz!!

      Mar 19, 2012 at 10:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kevin in Cincy
      Kevin in Cincy

      @CBRad: OH DEAR. I just watched that link. I’m speechless. Definitely something more to that boy than “humanitarianism”… :(

      Mar 20, 2012 at 3:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • venice
      venice

      This is just so sad. He has been working to end Kony’s terror and child abduction, but stupid lazy people that sit on their dead butts and do nothing but put others down because they are Christians, doing something to better humanity etc. He has had a breakdown and instead of having respect for what he has tried to achieve, and is now going through people are saying he is, a drug addict, alcoholic, gay, thief etc. they have lied about what he did when he was on the street before he was taken to the hosp. Expecting a person that might have a mental break some day, to keep from having one by eating or taking something before they have a break is like me telling you to take a pill or eat something because you might get in a car crash and be killed today. It makes me so damn mad that people don’t have any respect for others going through something like this. IF YOU WERE NOT THERE IN PERSON AND YOU DON’T HAVE ALL THE TRUE FACTS ~ SHUT YOUR STUPID FAT MOUTH!!!!! and …….. “JUDGE NOT LEST YE BE JUDGED” He and his family will suffer because people put this out for all to see. It breaks my heart how we treat each other. If Jesus came here today, they would crucify him all over again.

      Mar 21, 2012 at 10:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Blah, bla..huh?
      Blah, bla..huh?

      @venice: “IF YOU WERE NOT THERE IN PERSON AND YOU DON’T HAVE ALL THE TRUE FACTS ~ SHUT YOUR STUPID FAT MOUTH!!!!! and …….. “JUDGE NOT LEST YE BE JUDGED”.

      that would be great if you followed your own beliefs at least once. But then you can’t, since you’re a shallow and sparkly, hello-kitty decal false advertisement of the human condition, an American Christian. This is why your post provides the exact reason why this fascist nightmare of a “man” and everyone like him should be talked about relentlessly, forever. You’re a cautionary tale, like Humpty Dumpty; and your contradictions scream to be corrected, just like our friend Jason. Why don’t you just throw your Martin Ssempa lecture on the old iPod, and zone out like you and your kind are only capable of? you know, get a nice hate-on and diddle some kids down at the bible study? Maybe call an impromptu Klan rally? You know, something more your speed.

      Mar 22, 2012 at 12:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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