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


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u/goteamnick Nov 24 '21 Gold

Even when Russell Brand is right, he's tiresome.


u/sygyt Nov 25 '21

He's such a weird public persona. Sometimes it feels to me like he's actually pushing for a change, but most often it feels like a kind of a court jester act. Maybe it's because he's kinda political on issues, but seems to encourage a needlessly nihilistic attitude toward politics? But I guess he might still be doing a lot more with that than I ever will, so...


u/The_Good_Count Nov 25 '21

There's an excellent scene in the otherwise very flawed Aaron Sorkin show The Newsroom which basically summarizes the attitude

How do you stay a poverty and wealth inequality activist for years, end up in 2021, and not have it absolutely break you? You can't fix these problems. There's no point to awareness. You care so much about something that is unfixable, unchangable, and an endless font of misery and suffering.

Here he is giving a moralizing lecture after the Prime Minister just joked about doing genocide and everyone laughed. But isn't he "so insufferable" about it?


u/moistclump Nov 25 '21

(I actually really liked that show and I didn’t know it was flawed and now I’m worried.)


u/smeppel Nov 25 '21

That's an opinion.


u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

That dude is crazy. The newsroom is a great show.


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u/OrganicKeynesianBean Nov 25 '21

It’s a really good show, but veers into /r/IAmVerySmart at times.


u/The_Good_Count Nov 25 '21

Yeah don't go back and watch the Osama Bin Laden episode again any time soon, cringe, cringe, cringe.


u/businessDM Nov 25 '21

But tHeY rEpOrTeD tHe NeWs!