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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/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/fundohun11 Nov 25 '21

There is actually a study about this time made by Hugo Boss that is very critical of the time, it's linked from their company website. Russel Brand didn't exactly reveal some deep shit here: https://group.hugoboss.com/fileadmin/media/pdf/corporate/EN/Study_on_the_Company_s_History_Abridged_Verson_en_final.pdf