In March 2012, a human rights organization’s documentary about a central African despot became the most viral video of all time, and the ensuing furor resulted in its leader’s bizarre public meltdown. On the second anniversary of the phenomenon, everyone involved is still figuring out what it all means.
Power’s first speech is hosted by Invisible Children, the organization that tried to stop Kony last year.
Invisible Children just unleashed their their follow-up video, “Beyond Famous”. Their latest is a mere 20 minutes long and for some strange reason Jason Russell is absent from it completely.
In an apparent parody of Jason Russell’s weird meltdown, “American Pie” star Jason Biggs got naked and ran around a Chicago news station.
Those reports about Jason Russell “acting strange” before his arrest appear to be accurate. This really doesn’t look good.
In this 2006 music video, the guys from Invisible Children pop and lock, shoot lazer beams that turn high school students in back-up dancers, sign cringe-worthy lyrics about Uganda, and if you can make it to the end, an entire town sings and dances about African Warlords. Watch the video and then share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter!
Jason Russell, star and co-creator of viral phenomenon Kony 2012, was arrested in San Diego for public masturbation and vandalizing cars. NBC San Diego is reporting Russell was detained last night, with police describing his behavior as “very strange.”
Did you know that if you watch a Youtube video and then share it with your Facebook friends you become an expert on Human Rights violations in third world countries?
BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti breaks down how a 30-minute video about a Ugandan war criminal became a social media phenomenon. The following quotes are from an interview Peretti did with The Guardian.
In case you missed all the Kony stuff yesterday, here’s a quick primer. But, as always happens with an Internet phenomenon of any reasonable calibre, a vicious backlash is already well underway. Which, so, here’s an official drinking game for all you Kony 2012 backlashers out there. Drink responsibly!