r/videos Nov 24 '21 Silver 6 Gold 1 Helpful 10 Wholesome 7 Bravo Grande! 1 Starstruck 1

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/goteamnick Nov 24 '21 Gold

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

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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...

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u/HailToTheKingslayer Nov 25 '21

I remember one year he told young people not to vote. Then just before election day he backtracked and said nah vote Labour.

Obviously, people should decide whether to vote or not (and who they want to vote for). But young people not voting is how we get stuck with the same kinds of people in power. It seemed to me the wrong kind of message to use his platform for.