More Kony Baloney

Having jumped on the bandwagon the night the Kony 2012 video went viral, I somehow had the good sense to back-pedal pretty quickly, amending my original post with the 'arguments against' that sprang up almost immediately.

It didn't take long for all the negative aspects of Invisible Children to be brought forward, but about a week and a half later, Charlie Brooker's excellent explanation of the Kony 2012 clip also started to go viral:

And then, according to, the guy behind the Kony 2012 campaign - Jason Russell - was arrested for lewd behaviour and vandalising vehicles after getting all tired and emotional.

So far we don't know how the cute 5-year-old toddler in the Kony 2012 clip feels about that - perhaps, eventually, that he was invisible - but for now, maybe it's time to stop the Kony 2012 Phenomenon as well as Kony.