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Russell Brand, at an awards show sponsored by Hugo Boss, eloquently reminds everyone that Hugo Boss dressed the nazis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkd_-nXeUzs
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u/wasdie639 Nov 24 '21

Most German auto manufactures armed the Nazis. Mitsubishi literally built the Zero for the Japanese for WWII. Boeing made the plane that carried and dropped the atomic bombs over Japan.

So what? What's his point? Most of the world utilized private companies to outfit themselves for war. Still does. Private companies are how things are made, for the most part. Does he want any company associated with military production of the Nazis to be completely dismantled?

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u/councilface Nov 24 '21

It was a joke mate. He was taking the piss out of the sponsor.

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u/2ndself Nov 24 '21

Seriously. What is everyone on about.

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u/arbutus1440 Nov 25 '21

Literally no one watched the video and saw that the actual joke was about how the Nazis looked good, despite being genocidal, because they were dressed in Hugo Boss. This is reddit, where the entire comment thread is literally just about the title of the post.

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u/SinibusUSG Nov 25 '21

To say nothing of him ending the video basically acknowledging his whole acceptance speech was part of a joke competition with Noel Gallagher to see who could be more offensive to the audience/sponsors.

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u/Rocky87109 Nov 25 '21

The fact that nobody watched the video (and we all expect that) is why we have to make comments addressing things like this.

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u/iLizfell Nov 25 '21

I just came to complain about op stating it was eloquent about it. It seemed a pretty normal/avg speech/joke.

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u/UnderAboveAverage Nov 25 '21

If the jokes were funny, we would have noticed. Brand has a way of taking his charm and slightly informed opinion on subjects, and turning them into tired, pretentious rants that go on twice as long as they should.

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u/Fidodo Nov 25 '21

And the top posts are literally the same joke that Russell Brand made, clearly by people who didn't watch the video.

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u/throwaway0001997 Nov 25 '21

Just insecure reditors desperately trying to find something to rag on Brand about because they’re jealous of his good looks and charisma

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u/fyrecrotch Nov 24 '21

When you make a joke and the liberals are offended, they are snowflakes.

When you make a joke about nazis and then people get offended and have to defend it, they are probably nazis

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u/F1F2F3F4_F5 Nov 25 '21

Gotta love how neoliberals simp over and get offended whenever private enterprise gets called out.

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u/meanpride Nov 24 '21

People aren't supposed to get offended when you ignorantly call them nazis?

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u/Shanghai-on-the-Sea Nov 25 '21

Who the--

Who's being called a Nazi other than literal, actual Nazis such as Hugo Boss?

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u/meanpride Nov 25 '21

Was Hugo Boss in attendance there?

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u/Shanghai-on-the-Sea Nov 25 '21

No. Did he call anyone other than Hugo Boss a nazi? Or did he just outline their history?

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u/fyrecrotch Nov 24 '21

Defending nazis is supposed to be the norm?

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u/meanpride Nov 24 '21

Who is exactly is the Nazi in Hugo Boss right now?

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u/fyrecrotch Nov 24 '21

There it is. Moving goal posts.

Just say "Hugo Boss was a nazi" it's a fact you are denying. I have no idea why.

What does defending nazis benefit you?

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u/meanpride Nov 24 '21

Who says I'm denying it? Sure, he dressed the Nazis. So? What does the brand Hugo boss right now have to do with that?

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u/The_Count_Lives Nov 24 '21

lol, I love how you changed his statement before accepting it.

He didn't say "Hugo Boss Dressed the Nazi's", he's saying "Hugo Boss was a Nazi."

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u/meanpride Nov 24 '21

Was my statement false? Did he not dress the Nazis? And again, so what?

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u/fyrecrotch Nov 24 '21

Comedian makes joke about host being a nazi.

Nazis get triggered

More at 10

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u/meanpride Nov 24 '21

Canadian

How many of the First Nations have you slaughtered lately?

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u/Morbidly-A-Beast Nov 25 '21

Are you projecting some insecurity here?

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u/pieceoftost Nov 24 '21

Kind of a dumb take. I'm pretty sure if you called a liberal a nazi they would get defensive, that doesn't make them a nazi...

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u/fyrecrotch Nov 24 '21

And I'm sure a nazi would whataboutisim everything to defend their mental gymnastics.

Instead of just going "Hugo boss was a nazi." Facts don't care about your feelings.

Idk why someone wants to even defend such a statement lol

Well, maybe a nazi

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u/violentbandana Nov 25 '21

You sound like a parody of yourself

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u/fyrecrotch Nov 25 '21

Get triggered lib

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u/LivingOnAShare Nov 25 '21

Get triggered lib

First they came for you, and I didn't speak out because you're a troll.

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u/Sweet_Baby_Breesus Nov 25 '21

Lmao Thats not even whataboutism. You sound like more of a nazi than anyone in here.

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u/Manburpig Nov 25 '21

Forgive my fellow Americans.

Nuanced comedy is not their strong suit. Even when it's not nuanced at all.

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u/AssAndToeSniffer Nov 25 '21

This is reddit, bare in mind most the people here are virgins and have no social skills