Russell Brand Banned From Party Over Nazi Joke
Comedian mocks Hugo Boss
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2013 10:02 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Tip for Russell Brand: When accepting an award, maybe don't joke about the award show sponsor's Nazi ties. The comedian was accepting the Oracle Award at the British GQ Men of the Year Awards in London last week when he made this comment about fashion label Hugo Boss, which was sponsoring the event:

  • "If any of you know a little bit about history and fashion, you'll know that Hugo Boss made the uniforms for the Nazis. The Nazis did have flaws, but, you know, they did look f---ing fantastic, let's face it, while they were killing people on the basis of their religion and sexuality." Later, he added, "We're selling a lot of these ... they're flying off the shelves!" and goose-stepped while doing a Nazi salute.

The Sun reports Brand was booted from the after-party over the joke, and the Daily Mail says the comedian later elaborated on Twitter: "GQ editor: 'What you did was very offensive to Hugo Boss.' Me: 'What Hugo Boss did was very offensive to the Jews.' #GQAwards #nazitailor." Gawker posted video of Brand's speech today.

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Sep 12, 2013 1:42 PM CDT
This idiot needs to be banned from more events. He is not funny, he is a boor in hte worst possible way. Crass, without taste, and disrespectful himself. Don't forget he thought it would be funny while live on air to call up the grandfather (a well known actor in the UK) of an ex-girlfriend and start telling her grandfather about his sexcapades with his grand-daughter. Tasteless. And he calls Hugo Boss disrespectful?
Sep 10, 2013 9:59 PM CDT
Was it BMW that made Luftwaffe planes? Not sure
Sep 10, 2013 8:50 PM CDT
S F W! Fruit of The Loom made Jeffrey Dahmer's underwear! There! I said it! Are we actually supposed to hate people who's CLOTHES Hitler wore? OMG now I said Hitler. Here comes the Jews hating me again.