Russell Brand says that he will move to Syria if someone buys him a first class ticket. Please take along with you a corpulent, flatulent, sex deprived blogger who will ride in the luggage compartmentPosted: July 7, 2015
Russell Brand look as if he has not showered since the Blair administration, that is one of the many things he has in common with Mr. Toot. I think sending the Tootster over to Syria would be a great idea. ISIS and/or the Iranian Revolutionary Guards can use him and Brand as target practice – except that shooting at Mr. Toot is way too easy as he is such a fat target.
by Jenny Awford
An offer too good to refuse? Russell Brand says he’ll move to Syria if someone buys him a first class ticket (and critics immediately start an online fundraising drive)
Controversial comedian Russell Brand has said he has a ‘good mind’ to go to Syria – but only if he can fly first class.
The self-styled revolutionary, 40, made the comment in a string of sick jokes about the Tunisian beach massacre – hours after denouncing yesterday’s minute’s silence as ‘total bulls***’.
He sparked outrage earlier in the week by blaming Seifeddine Rezgui’s murderous rampage on the UK Government and dismissing the tribute to the 38 victims as an ’empty, hollow gesture’.
And he decided to open his new standup show on Thursday by reading out a news story about his seven-minute YouTube, telling his 100-strong audience he was trying to be deliberately provocative.
The comedian, whose 2013 tour was called Messiah Complex, even compared himself to Gandhi in an attempt to justify his remarks, saying the aim of activism was provocation.
Brand mocked people who had commented on his video during the show at The Proud Archivist in Hackney, London, and highlighted one message which suggested he should go and live in Syria.
Hundreds have slammed his comments on social media, saying he was being disrespectful to the 38 tourists who lost their lives, including 30 Britons.
Zoë Kirk-Robinson said: ‘As if Syria doesn’t have enough problems, here comes Russell Brand!’
Graham Eden tweeted: ‘I’m off to Syria’. After his election performance what could possibly go wrong!’
Adrian Owlett said: ‘Bye bye and don’t hurry back.’
Gavin Sutton said: ‘And do please stay there.’
A GoFundMe page has now been set up which aims to raise £1,000 for his one-way ticket.
It said: ‘Is there any chance we can all put money in to send the tremendous c***womble that is Russell Brand to live in Syria, just because he has an ego the size of the sun and he annoys the absolute **** out off me and many others I’m guessing?
‘Your help would be much appreciated. If he doesn’t accept said ticket to leave, at least he know’s he not wanted and it will be donated to a good cause.’
In his YouTube video the comedian said there was ‘no point’ paying tribute to those killed by the fanatic – as nine more of the British victims made their heartbreaking final journey home.
He blamed the attack on Britain’s policy of selling arms abroad, military interventions and bombing campaigns overseas.
He said: ‘There’s no point in having a minute’s silence on Friday – it’s a minute of bulls***,’ the comedian said in a video on his YouTube channel.
‘As long as during that time, they [the Government] continue to sell arms, they continue to bomb foreign countries – they have no interest in a solution.
‘They are only interested in perpetuating the problem and continuing to profit from it.’
‘If you respect those people then demand that your Government stops selling arms to countries on its own human rights abuse list, demand that your government stops carrying out foreign wars on behalf of corporations.
‘It will have a lot more impact than a minute’s silence.’
He accused Prime Minister David Cameron of protecting ‘giant corporations and arms dealers’ rather than ‘ordinary’ people of the world.
‘If we want to attack the problem at its source this is the source,’ he said.
‘Stop bombing those foreign countries.
‘Stop selling arms to countries on your own human rights abuse list. You have got to stop perpetuating the problem.’