Russell Brand booted out of GQ bash for Nazi jibes
Published 05/09/2013 | 08:39
RUSSELL Brand was asked to leave the event of a star-studded party for making Nazi cracks.
The 38-year-old comedian was asked to leave the event after pointing out links between GQ Men of the Year’s sponsors Hugo Boss and Adolf Hitler.
GQ magazine’s editor Dylan Jones is said to have marched him out past the likes of James Corden and Elton John after he collected his Oracle gong and brought up the sensitive subject.
“If anyone knows a bit about history and fashion, you know it was Hugo Boss who made uniforms for the Nazis,” British newspaper The Sun claims he said. “But they looked f**king amazing.”
After reportedly resting a finger under his nose to resemble the notorious German political leader’s facial hair and using a comic march, he exited.
“Russell himself appeared to be more than happy to leave. He was standing up for what he believes in and was never going to back down,” a guest shared.
“He found being asked to leave hilarious and even barked, ‘Nazi sympathisers’ as he was kicked out.
“But it was hugely awkward for other guests at the party who didn’t know where to look.”
Russell continued to draw attention to his antics after the bash and engaged in conversation via Twitter with the media boss, writing: “GQ editor: ‘What you did was very offensive to Hugo Boss’. Me: ‘What Hugo Boss did was very offensive to the Jews’.”
Russell, got his first TV job as an MTV host in 2000 but was let go after he went to work dressed as Osama Bin Laden only one day after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
He met singer Katy Perry in 2009 and they got engaged that same year, however he filed for divorce just 14 months after they wed in October 2010.