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Russell Brand addresses GQ Awards controversy

Russell Brand addresses GQ Awards controversy

Sep 14 2013, 3:17pm CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Russell Brand admits he "disrupted" the atmosphere at the GQ Awards after he branded Hugo Boss a "Nazi." The 38-year-old comedian was booted out of an exclusive after party in London earlier this...

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Russell Brand addresses GQ Awards controversy

Sep 14 2013, 3:17pm CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Russell Brand admits he "disrupted" the atmosphere at the GQ Awards after he branded Hugo Boss a "Nazi."

The 38-year-old comedian was booted out of an exclusive after party in London earlier this month after he referred to the history of the ceremony's sponsors Hugo Boss, whose founder became a member of the National Socialist Party in Germany in 1931 and supplied uniforms to the Sturmabteilung, Schutzstaffel, Hitler Youth, National Socialist Motor Corps, and other party organizations.

Writing in The Guardian newspaper, Russell claimed he wasn't trying to destroy the menswear brand when he addressed its controversial past in his speech after winning the Oracle award and that he had no idea his words would it would upset guests at the event so much.

He said: "The jokes about Hugo Boss were not intended to herald a campaign to destroy them. They're not Monsanto or Halliburton, the contemporary corporate allies of modern-day fascism; they are, I thought, an irrelevant menswear supplier with a double-dodgy history."

He added: "Subsequent to my jokes, the evening took a peculiar turn. Like the illusion of sophistication had been inadvertently disrupted by the exposure. It had the vibe of a wedding dinner where the best man's speech had revealed the groom's infidelity. With Hitler."

But the British actor also suggested he has no regrets about the incident.

He wrote: "We all know it, we already know all the important stuff, like: don't trust politicians, don't trust big business and don't trust the media. Trust your own heart and each another. When you take a breath and look away from the spectacle it's amazing how absurd it seems when you look back."

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Russell Brand May Be Quitting Acting - And The Reason Is Totally Greed-Free!

Oct 28 2014 8:39am CDT | Source: Perez Hilton

Wow, this news is a bummer if it's true. Russell Brand recently revealed that he may quit acting to pursue comedy full time because he doesn't 'care about money'. The super political Brand explained: "I'm not interested in making money any more." [ Related: Russell Brand's FOX News Appearance Gets Axed! ] When the interviewer inquired if Russell's apathy towards money means he p ...
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He's lionised by the BBC and The Guardian as a political seer. The truth, says STEPHEN GLOVER, is that Russell Brand is a ludicrous charlatan

Oct 24 2014 6:44pm CDT | Source: Daily Mail

Brand, a self-confessed former sex and drug addict, has turned himself into a would-be revolutionary who purports to offer radical solutions to our undoubted economic woes. ...
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Russell Brand Open to 9/11 Conspiracy Theories, Says Media Is "Islamophobic"

Oct 24 2014 1:24pm CDT | Source: E Online

Russell Brand certainly put his foot in his mouth this time… The comedian has caused major backlash after he admitted that he's "open-minded" about 9/11 c ...
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Russell Brand on marriage to 'amazing' Katy Perry

Oct 13 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: HelloMagazine.com

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Russell Brand: "I Loved" Being Married to "Amazing" Katy Perry

Oct 13 2014 1:35pm CDT | Source: US Magazine

Russell Brand said during an interview on the Today show that he "loved" being married to Katy Perry -- read moreThis article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Russell Brand: "I Loved" Being Married to "Amazing ...
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