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BARBER: So how you like your haircut?
ME: Mmm *takes out phone, clicks gallery, clicks on a picture of Zayn*
BARBER: *grabs phone from my hand and looks*
ME: Yeah...umm I wanna have my hair like him
BARBER: *looks at the picture, then at me, then back at the picture*
ME: Yeah see *points at the hair* like that (as if he couldn't already see the picture)
BARBER: Uh ok ok got it ok ok
ME: *looks at the guy and sighs...he doesn't get it*
30 mins later
ME: (mmm yeah I don't look like Zayn) *disappointed look*
Man today really sucked.
I’ll be honest with you - it took many of us who’ve continued to support IC by surprise, I’m sure all of you as well. Its already been a rough roller coaster ride of events for many days, but honestly this one…sigh…
Today really sucked…bad.
I first and foremost want to send my prayers to Jason’s family and to those who know him. I can only imagine how hard this time must be, especially with the media saying this and that, I just want you to know there are folks out there who still care. It might not seem that way especially with the stupid trend/hash tag on twitter, but people do care. I just hope Jason gets the help that he needs and is comforted by family and friends.
To the Invisible Children staff and those who continue to support Kony2012 - this is honestly a huge set back, and coming from someone who is drained from trying to PROVE to folks this isn’t a scam, learning more about Kony, the LRA, and the people affected - this recent turn of event has really put a set back on everything. It doesn’t really help put KONY2012 in a positive light. It sucks…
I believe in credibility, but, when one ends up tarnishing that credibility its hard (its a struggle) to get back to where it original was. I have many questions and uneasy feelings right now, however, this doesn’t change my view on what Invisible Children has stood for and continue to stand for. The change you’ve created (are creating) is honorable, and I thank you all for shedding that light to all of us. It is going to be hard to feel good about doing good and taking part of this movement when you now have this now in the back of our mind.
From what I’ve seen in the past few hours and days, more people care about humiliating a person/organization than actually doing something positive. Some people are just heartless and only see the negative in a person. But that my friends is the ugly side of social media/networking and the world we live in today.
Don’t get me wrong, what happened to do is not excusable, and most definitely raises a lot of questions and uneasy feelings like I said, but just know there are people out there that understand that you are human, we make mistakes (embarrassing ones at that), the difference is you are all in the public eye.
With that said, know that people who have their heads straight, can at least separate this unfortunate event from the organization itself. Those who stick around and those who still believe in IC (and there are still many out there), will help raise you all up from the darkness the way that you’ve raised many up by bringing this important issue into our lives. Continue to work hard in the months ahead and remember why we are all doing what we are doing to help. Its going to be a hard task ahead, but just know you’re not alone.
People who honestly care don’t abandon a person/cause/organization just because they have “failed” - they stick around to help them back on their feet.
In my own opinion, people want you all to fail, people want to see you crash, and unfortunately today’s incident has given more people reason to bring you down, but just know this does not and will not define the good you continue to pave to many people who need it. Invisible Children have done so much in the past years that we cannot let this be the end of it - its just beginning.
This is a test you all and those who support IC must pass (recover from). This set back cannot define the movement that was started. Together we can continue to make change, together we can make this a better tomorrow for future generations to come.
Again, I send my prayers to Jason and to the IC staff.
People will say what they will say, humiliate others, twist words, but in the end that’s a reflection on them not you or your organization.
Keep your head up!
We haven’t lost faith in you.