Out of body or out of your mind?
Jason Russell Describes His Mental Breakdown
You may remember when Kony 2012 director Jason Russell spazzed the fawk out back in March, well Oprah has reached out the raving lunatic
in a another sad attempt to save her struggle-channel OWN to give him chance to tell his story.
Seven months after he became a household name, Jason Russell is hoping to be a viral sensation once again – preferably with his clothes on this time.
After shooting to fame with the release of his film “Kony 2012” in March, which racked up 100 million YouTube views in less than a week, Russell eclipsed his own project just 10 days later when a video of his naked meltdown on a San Diego street corner exploded online.
Now the controversial filmmaker is back with a new movie about the Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, and he wants to set the record straight about his former flameout.
“It’s hard to explain if people have never had an out of body experience, but it really wasn’t me,” he told Oprah of his meltdown, in an interview for “Oprah’s Next Chapter” that aired on Sunday.
“That wasn’t me, that person on the street corner ranting and raving and naked, is not me. That’s not who I am.”
He goes on to say:
“My mind couldn’t stop thinking about the future. I literally thought I was responsible for the future of humanity,” he told the “Today” show on Monday. “It started to go into a point where my mind finally turned against me and there was a moment where, click, I was not in control of my mind or my body.”
“I thought, ‘I have to get to New York in the next 12 hours.’ That’s what I thought,” he told Oprah. “’Because I have to stop the war.’ So I ran out to the front and I think I was trying to ask cars to take me to the airport. In my underwear.”
In response to accusations of him being gay and “self-pleasuring” himself during his blackout Russell says:
…he said he was simply “theatrical” and denied rumors that he had performed a lewd act during his meltdown.
“There were rumors of masturbation, but no one who was there ever said that that was happening,” he told Oprah, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m naked so it’s not a far extension of imagination that that would be happening but, no, I don’t remember any of that, and no one we knew there said that I was. I don’t remember anything except like a half-second. I don’t.”
Russell was later diagnosed as having a psychotic breakdown that caused temporary insanity, and says he has been doing yoga and therapy to recover.
Bruh, you were running around nekkid. Yoga can’t save you in real life.
Besides all that, this whole thing just seems like an attention-sloring publicity stunt to promote these flicks, and Oprah silly azz is going right along with it. SMH
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