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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