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KONY 2012’s Jason Russell Tells Oprah: I’m Not Gay, Just “Theatrical”

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    • Dumdum

      That’s right honey none of us are Gay we are all just very theatrical.

      Oct 8, 2012 at 11:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE

      I think people should be considerably MORE concerned with the simple fact that his “documentary” on Kony was a complete and total fabrication.

      Oct 8, 2012 at 11:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mcflyer54

      I’m just surprised that he didn’t ask Oprah about her “relationship” with Gayle … after all, probably more people have assumed that she had something going with her BFF than ever thought that Jason Russell was gay “because he was running naked through the streets”. While people might think Russell is gay it certainly has little to do with his “psychotic episode”. Regardless of the guy’s sexual orientation he’s little more than a snake oil salesman and con-man.

      Oct 8, 2012 at 11:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Taliaferro

      The man is a charlatan – who cares if he is gay or not? He is toxic on many fronts and what self-respecting gay man would want aught to do with him? Theatrical – is that what you call running naked in the street, ranting and masturbating? Other terms – derranged, psychotic, deluded come to mind.

      Oct 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Christopher

      One has to wonder if Mr Russell coming out in the public sphere once again has more to do with trying to sweep away the embarrassing incident and to attempt to rebuild his reputation as a credible film maker as opposed to a nutcracker. But then again how are we as audience members suppose to reflect on the nature of his films if he the director disavows a reflection of his own nature and pretends it was all just a moment that went awry.


      Oct 8, 2012 at 2:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FunMe

      Closet queen in denial!

      That interview will do NOTHING to repair his “image”. He’s already proven to the world that he is a CON man and a crazy one as well. Who knows, he’s probably a drug addict, too.

      Oct 8, 2012 at 2:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ogre Magi

      That man is a gay homosexual

      Oct 8, 2012 at 3:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rockery


      Oct 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead

      He`s nit gay….Just Super Duper Gay!….but also funny!

      Oct 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead

      not…soory about that! lol!

      Oct 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead

      Oprah doesn’t really like the gays? Cue surprise….

      Oct 8, 2012 at 3:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MK Ultra

      There is no question that he is gay. That much is obvious.
      Likewise there is no question that everything he does, including that ridiculous Kony project, is shameless self-promotion.
      So he’s a flamboyantly closeted gay and will stoop to any level in order to promote himself…
      Survey says -He should get into politics and join the republican party.

      Oct 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FunMe

      I forgot to mention one more thing, once South Park has made fun of you, it’s pretty much over.


      “Jacking-it in San Diego” Haha!

      Oct 8, 2012 at 7:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mikeandrewsdantescove

      I remember Jason snapping his fingers and cursing the devil. Glad he’s in a better place.
      Allen Andrew ManoftheYear I t u n e s

      Oct 8, 2012 at 10:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      Oprah: There were all these rumors that you were gay… that you were running through the streets nude because you were gay.”

      Closet cases like Oprah say some of the stupidest things.

      Oct 9, 2012 at 3:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BruceeWilson

      Invisible Children is an evangelical ministry – it’s billed as such at elite evangelical right funding confabs such as The Gathering, and it has been registered as a dues-paying ministry with the evangelical Barnabas Group. The nonprofit has, however, publicly presented itself as a secular effort.

      Academics who study the Great Lakes region of East Africa have made some rather scathing critiques of Invisible Children, and at two different screenings of KONY 2012 earlier this year in Central and Northern Uganda, Ugandans themselves were so infuriated with Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 video that they pelted the movie screens with rocks.

      Further, Invisible Children’s ties to members of the Fellowship Foundation’s elite leadership networks raising troubling human rights issues given the work that journalist Jeff Sharlet has down in exposing the Fellowship’s ties the Uganda’s so-called “kill the gays” Bill. I’ve exposed all these connections, and more, at http://www.talk2action.org

      Generally speaking, Invisible Children has enjoyed rather improbable, early high-level access to Ugandan and U.S. government officials, and that raises some interesting questions in light of Uganda’s rather troubled human rights record ; Uganda has been charged with multiple human rights abuses that, in scope and severity, rival or exceed those attributed to Joseph Kony and his LRA.

      In a 2005 ruling ( http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/files/116/10521.pdf ), from the International Court of Justice at the Hague, Uganda and the Ugandan People’s Defense Forces were accused of a range of human rights violations and atrocities in Northern Uganda and the DR Congo. Recently, the UPDF has also been implicated in supporting Congo warlord Thomas Lubanga, now on trial by the International Criminal Court for human rights violations in the DR Congo.

      The UPDF has also been charged, in 2012 by Western human rights groups, with committing rape and looting in the Congo while searching for Joseph Kony. Accusations against President Yoweri Museveni include charges of a planned, slow genocide committed against the Acholi people of Northern Uganda. The U.S. State Department has, in addition, released a 2012 report detailing human rights violations under the Museveni regime.

      Also recently, in late 2011 as reported by Oxfam, Ugandan troops evicted over 20,000 Norther Ugandans from their homes and farmlands, and burned their houses and crops, to make way for a British corporation that plans to start tree farms.

      Jason Rusell has, most recently, compared Joseph Kony to Hitler and, in a rather odd coincidence, Yoweri Museveni is, according to journalist Milton Allimadi, on record as having twice praised Adolf Hitler’s methods. As Catholic academic Todd David Whitmore suggests, the Museveni regime has had a long-term agenda of depopulating Northern Uganda, to clear the land of its former inhabitants and open up its rich farmland for elite exploitation.

      In another odd coincidence, the population of Northern Uganda, the Acholi tribespeople, were driven into concentration camps by the Ugandan army (the UPDF) in the late 1990s, and were there preyed upon by Joseph Kony’s maurading LRA. Reports are that UPDF troops allegedly guarding the squalid, initially un-provisioned concentration camps would simply run away when the LRA attacked.

      Oct 9, 2012 at 9:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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