AFTER an appearance on BBC Newsnight it seems as if Russell Brand, British comedian and trend-setter, has lost quite a few fans and caused uproar on social media due to his remarks about 9/11.
Famous for his unconventional and quirky looks and attitude, the 39-year-old comedian portrayed himself as slightly crazy with his intense finger pointing and wide eyed glares whilst he was quizzed by presenter Evan Davis about a statement he made in his recent book ‘Revolution’ of which he states the attack on the twin towers was ‘controlled.’
After agreeing that he was open-minded about whether the US government was behind the attacks, he then went off into an enormous rant on conspiracy theories claiming that there has been a long and interesting relationship between ‘the Bush and the Bin Laden family.’ As well as this he criticised the BBC, whilst of course on a BBC show, for reporting the shootings in Ottowa specifically to build an anti-Islamic narrative, and for apparently ‘sabotaging’ the Scottish referendum.
This isn’t actually the first time Brand has caused offence in regards to the 9/11 attacks, as he decided it would be a good idea to dress up as Osama Bin Laden the day after the attack happened subsequently getting fired from his job at MTV.
Twitter users were infuriated as they tweeted that Brand sounded ‘insane’ and should ‘stick to comedy’ as well as bombarding the comedian with graphs after he refused to acknowledge a graph showing wage levels in Britain which Davis was trying to show him as he ‘hasn’t got time.’
We aren’t sure if Brand will ever get an invitation to Newsnight in the future as this is the second occasion he has made a scene. On his previous appearance he decided to target and offend politicians, and this time he’s decided to offend the majority of Twitter users and probably a lot of other people all over the world.
You may be a successful comedian Russell, but we don’t think anybody finds you funny now.