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Jason Russell


Caught on Tape

3/17/2012 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jason Russell Video: The Naked Meltdown
TMZ has footage of "Kony 2012" honcho Jason Russell in the midst of his naked meltdown in San Diego ... pounding his fists in anger and screaming maniacally. [UPDATE: TMZ has obtained a close-up video from Russell's meltdown. CLICK HERE to see.]

As we previously reported, Russell was detained by police yesterday ... after witnesses say he was running around naked and making sexual gestures.

Russell was held on a 5150 psychiatric hold ... so authorities can decide if he poses a danger to himself or others.

A rep for Invisible Children says Russell was suffering from exhaustion, dehydration, and malnutrition as a result of a strenuous PR campaign.


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He wasn't screaming maniacally. He was screaming "wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle! ah ah ah I work out!"

949 days ago


Although I do not support the organization Invisible Children I feel sorry for this poor guy. Had he not become so famous so quickly he would never have to ensure the pressure that caused this breakdown. I doubt this tidbit of news would be of interest to the general public either. I hope he gets a proper meal in him and he begins taking care of his health more properly, both mentally and physically.

949 days ago


i'm very sad to hear about Jason Russell! I hope everything will be okay with him, who is anyone to judge out there!?? All u see is news and pics, not to mention the video! know one wants to take nothing but to shame him, sad i think.. He is an amazing man for doing what he was trying to do! Bless him and his family :)

948 days ago


how do u know thats him? it may be fake..

948 days ago

Bob Shmuley    

Trouble in paradise!

948 days ago


Maybe he's crazy like a fox, not many people pay attention to the suffering of others, but hell a naked man the whole world watches. He got the word out

948 days ago


Too bad this video proves NOTHING. All I see is a naked person slapping his palms on the ground below him. It doesn't look like masturbation and prove to me how this is Russel? Are you magically able to see a face? No? This is a naked UN-IDENTIFIED person, slapping the ground with the palms of his hands. GET REAL AND WAKE UP. kthxbai.

946 days ago


todos ya estamos juzgando, pero el video nunca presenta la cara de jason y no sabemos si es para difamarlo o para dar mas publicidad.
lo siento que este tipo de personas que hacen algo bueno para ayudar. les den mala fama y por esto muchos no creemos en estos movimientos de ayuda.
mis respetos y suerte, sigan sin mi apoyo.

946 days ago


he's suffering from psychosis from stress.

945 days ago


i hope he gets better since he's actually doing something useful with his time unlike the kardashians and rihanna who serves no other purpose but to annoy my ears.

945 days ago


This guy is has been fighting for that cause for eight years, and now that he is almost there he got this problem. It is way too much for him to worry about, his brain has been working too much, more than he could handle.He had a breakdown, but i am going to pray for him to get a full recovery with extra power too stop this bastard kony 2012.And to help the invisible children.Jason Russel you are fight is especial,we need you to continue this journey, we do not need another Adolph Hitler in the world,please come back and stronger, we need people like you, and you know what? you got be a litle crazy in this world to fight for others.20 years of kony, but now with your help and actions, God and Jesus will make possible to catch this animal.Congratulations for this excelent, and unbelievable work.
Thank you so much for your courage.God bless you and every good person around you.

944 days ago


Anybody can clearly see that he is not acting normal, all he had was a breakdown, i'm sure he was not himself when this happened. We can see how he claps the side walk with his hands acting like a monk . He really got sick, and all i pray is for him to get 100% healed and come back stronger.

944 days ago


Yes!!! come back stronger to finish this mission. We need you back.

944 days ago


Now we know what can happen to you if you badmouth a warlord from Africa; you'll get jujued and cursed!!

944 days ago


you cant tell who that is from the video, nor are they masturbating or vandalizing cars. its a naked man banging his fists on the pavement. not exactly typical behaviour but not exactly someone who should be arrested but rather taken to the hospital. ...obvious something melted in his noggin.

942 days ago
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