Fame On A Friday: Forget Kony, Arrest Jason Russell

So it’s been established by now that I’m having a few difficulties settling into the whole ‘write a blog every day’ thing. Apologies, but for the past week I’ve actually had something of a life – which is exciting in itself. I’ve been across what felt like every bloody county in England, from London to Cambridge to Nuneaton to Manchester to Salisbury to Bath to Southampton. Yup, it’s quite a lot to cover in a few days, so you can appreciate that writing a blog wasn’t exactly high on my priorities. But anyway, back to normal…

 

Earnest yet slightly creepy

 

This week, in a brilliant twist of irony, the figurehead of the ‘Arrest Joseph Kony’ movement has been arrested for public intoxication and masturbation. The plastic good looks of Jason Russell couldn’t even save him from a crime so low that not even Lindsay Lohan has managed to commit it. He was later hospitalised, so his altered state was no doubt due to more than just a few too many cocktails.

Of course, Invisible Children (his slightly shady foundation) have released a statement painting him as a victim of exhaustion and malnutrition, so dedicated to his cause that he ran himself into the ground. Bollocks. The man has created a worldwide phenomenon with a video viewed by 76 million people (so far), he was definitely basking in his newfound glory. He seemed like a pompous twat in the video, I can only imagine that his ego has inflated further. I do feel incredibly sorry for his family though. Maybe someone should try to explain Russell’s indiscretions to his incredibly adorable son through the use of two photos, one of a doting father and the other showing the mess that his own has become.

See The Guardian for more details: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/16/kony-2012-campaigner-arrested?newsfeed=true

 

[Image via http://www.ibtimes.com]

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