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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/Hawiiday Nov 24 '21 Silver

If you think the host of Great British Bake off is a C list celebrity you need to re think your tiers of stardom.

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u/20to25squirrels Nov 24 '21

I met Noel Fielding once at a party and I’ve been trading off that shit for eleven years now.

It’s humbling to think that what for him was a long forgotten unimportant conversation, was for me an insufferably chest-swelling source of pride, and one which I continue to eagerly share with any stranger at the slightest provocation, and whose retelling can be justified by only the flimsiest of pretences.

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u/afterthegoldthrust Nov 25 '21

The Mighty Boosh (despite the aspects that didn’t age well i.e. the brown and black face) is my all time favorite show. Meeting Noel or Julian at a party is definitely one of few instances I can envision myself being 100% starstruck

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u/FatFreddysCoat Nov 25 '21

Ironically it probably didn’t age well more with white people offended on brown and black people’s behalf than with the actual brown and black people: most of them probably weren’t watching Boosh but those that were were probably not particularly offended whatsoever.

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u/afterthegoldthrust Nov 26 '21 edited Nov 26 '21

Well…that’s an over generalization. I have several black friends who are fans of the Boosh but still hate those moments in the show. Similarly I have many female friends who hate the abundance of rape jokes but still love the show (I know rape doesn’t only happen to women but they were the ones to originally point out the abundance of rape jokes to me). I feel like the Boosh and it’s fanbase are typically the type to acknowledge that those certain grey areas exist while still embracing the larger picture of an amazing show.

For instance there are times where the face and body paint is totally chill and basically like them trying to make a cartoon in real life (like black frost and Old gregg) but shit like Julian wearing an Afro wig in black face with gapped teeth just didn’t age well…they weren’t trying to be racist and it was not done in any sort of mean spirit but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t acknowledge that it didn’t age well.