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Jason Russell

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The Resume

    (1979- )
    Born in California
    Director and narrator of 'Kony 2012'

Why he might be annoying:

    His group Invisible Children allegedly has ties to groups that promoted the death penalty for gay people in Uganda.
    He also has a daughter who he didn't feature in his film.
    He was arrested for masturbating in public, amongst other unruly intoxicated behaviors (March 16, 2012).
    He tried to recruit numerous celebrities to speak about Kony on twitter, including Rihanna, Tim Tebow and George Clooney.
    He also tried to recruit Rush Limbaugh into the Kony 2012 phenomenon, even though Limbaugh previously had defended Kony because he was a Christian.
    He was accused of being selective in singling out Joseph Kony when the Ugandan and Sudanese military have committed equally horrific crimes.
    Soem Ugandans have criticized his film as being inaccurate.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He successfully recruited various celebrities into his cause, including Rihanna, Ryan Seacrest and Justin Bieber.
    He also managed to include various politicians in his cause, including Senators Jim Inhofe, Barbara Boxer and John Kerry.
    His video received over 74 million views on youtube in less than a month.
    Despite the fact that Joseph Kony has been covered by the media before, his film helped bring widespread attention to the problem.
    He promised his friend Jacob, a Kony victim, that he would stop Kony, and has done everything he can to do so.

Credit: Jack Magic

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 8 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 14 Votes: 78.57% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 8 Votes: 12.50% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 14 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 13 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 220 Votes: 73.64% Annoying