Although we were not fans of the Kony 2012 video, Kate and I were both saddened by the news of Jason Russell’s very public breakdown. Mental illness is no joke, and we had nothing but sympathy for him and his family. We, like many of the other bloggers who were critical of the video’s substance, refrained from writing about Russell’s episode, because we consider the incident a private matter.
Invisible Children apparently disagrees, however: Russell plans to “break his silence” about that incident. In an interview with Oprah. On national TV. On October 7th. Which just happens to be the date on which Invisible Children will release its new video, “Move.”