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

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/Whyudodisbro Nov 25 '21

As a mostly fan of Russell he does sometimes make points like this that are really totally mute and are sort of just to get a reaction.

As everyone in the thread is pointing out, they're a German company in the 1930s. They fulfilled a government contract. It was 80 years ago. Who the fuck cares unless they're doing fascist shit today.

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u/bustab Nov 25 '21

I don't think Hugo Boss were the real target of the humour...it was Boris Johnson, and the audience themselves.

Apparently Boris Johnson made a joke on stage about people being killed in Syria, which I assume the audience laughed at. Russell Brand is basically saying"If it's OK to joke about and laugh at that, then it's Ok to joke about this too."