Kony 2012 filmmaker arrested in San Diego
Jason Russell, the filmmaker of the “Kony 2012″ documentary which has become the most viral video in history, was arrested on Thursday night by the San Diego Police.
Russell, 33, “was taken into custody after he was found masturbating in public, vandalizing cars and possibly under the influence of something,” reports San Diego Police Department spokeswoman Lt. Andra Brown.
Co-founder of the advocacy group Invisible Children, Russell was detained on San Diego’s Pacific Beach after reports of acting strangely.
The documentary against Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony reached 80 million views since its release last week but had received a backlash of criticism against Invisible Children, from how the organization spends their finances to whether the facts were changed to make a more compelling film.
“I think that these guys are getting mercilessly picked apart by a bunch of intellectual elites who spend their days tweeting but never trending,” Cameron Hudson, former Bush White House Africa hand, told Yahoo News last week. “If their aim is to raise awareness, they have done that in spades.”