Jason Russell, the activist who directed KONY 2012, was asked by Oprah Winfrey whether he's gay.

According to its creators, the ambition behind KONY 2012 was to make Uganda warlord Joseph Kony famous “to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.”

The film's monumental success raised questions over its creators' motivations.

Ten days after the film's release in March, Russell was detained by San Diego police officers after he was found in various states of undress and screaming incoherently in public.

Russell told Oprah that the extreme media pressure had “broken” him.

Oprah asked about gay rumors.

“That you were running in the streets nude because you were gay?” Oprah asked.

“Well in the video, I'm snapping my finger up and down. … And I grew up in theater. My parents started a large children's theater organization. So, I am, you know, animated. I am ...”

“Theatrical,” Oprah suggested.

“Theatrical. And that's me by nature. So when you take me, times it by ten … I don't know what was in my head, but it was controlling my body. And making my body do really strange things,” he said without actually denying the rumors. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)