Oprah Winfrey nabbed Invisible Children founder/KONY 12 creator Jason Russell for his first post-meltdown interview, which aired tonight via Oprah's Next Chapter. As we already knew, he distanced himself from the pavement-slapping, publicly nude Jason Russell of that March day. He didn't shirk responsibility, exactly, but he did refer to it as an "out of body experience." He also said he remembered very little of it, so he couldn't say for sure if he was masturbating that day, but he didn't think so.
Jason Russell, co-founder of the dubious nonprofit Invisible Children, Inc. and creator of the questionable-at-best ultra-viral online awareness campaign Kony 2012, sat down recently with Oprah Winfrey for his first interview since his very public "masturbation meltdown" brought his controversial plans for world embetterment to a psychotic halt.
And we're back with the second installment in the Kony campaign saga, Kony 2012: Beyond Famous. This time the video focuses on Invisible Children CEO Ben Keesey, rather than fallen angel of masturbation Jason Russell. In fact, other than a few grainy images and a handful of brief mentions, Russell is missing from the video completely.
TMZ has posted new video of Jason Russell's naked public meltdown, in which he can be heard screaming "fuck" and something about the devil. On the one hand, this footage gives a much closer look at what happened — before you get too excited, his penis is tastefully blurred. On the other hand, the new footage continues to dispel rumors that Russell was publicly masturbating, unless of course that happened offscreen.