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Fifi Geldof launches scathing attack against 'inappropriate' Russell Brand for jokes about drug use

Published 26/06/2015 | 07:51

Russell Brand (left) and Fifi Geldof (right)
Russell Brand (left) and Fifi Geldof (right)
Fifi and late sister Peaches
Bob Geldof and Paula Yates with baby Peaches and older sister Fifi in 1989
Peaches Geldof with sister Fifi Geldof Pic: Fifi Geldof/Instagram

Fifi Geldof has launched a scathing attack against Russell Brand for his jokes about drug use.

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The 32-year-old lost both her mother Paula Yates and her sister Peaches to a heroin overdose and said she came close to punching the "unfunny bastard" during a charity speech.

Russell was hosting an event for the Focus 12 alcohol and drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre, where Fifi was a guest, when he made comments about some of the guests and their cocaine use.

"From what I've experienced, a lot of people are on drugs right now," he said, according to the Irish Sun. "The toilet is like an avalanche."

Fifi and late sister Peaches
Fifi and late sister Peaches

Singer Suggs from Madness later joined the actor on stage and even he wasn't free from jokes about class A drugs. "Suggs has grabbed a trumpet, that's always a good sign. As long as that's the only bugle he uses tonight, we'll remain positive."

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Fifi wrote slammed the comic on social media after the event, branding his humour entirely inappropriate for the occasion.

"All the dumbfounded faces in the venue were priceless," she wrote. "I was this close to marching up and backhanding him. I've never liked him. Could not believe it. It takes a lot to render a Geldof gobsmacked, I just could not believe it."

Russell Brand
Russell Brand

"Less of a Russell Brand fan than ever after his offensive and highly inappropriate speech at the addiction charity event last night. Silly try hard c***."

She added that she will let Brand know how "disgusted" she is with his routine.

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Fifi's younger sister Peaches died in April of last year. The body of the 25-year-old was discovered by her husband Thomas Cohen. She had just turned 25 and was mum three-year-old Astala and 23-month-old Phaedra.

Peaches Geldof with sister Fifi Geldof
Pic: Fifi Geldof/Instagram
Peaches Geldof with sister Fifi Geldof Pic: Fifi Geldof/Instagram

An inquest into the young mum's death last July heard she had started taking heroin again in February 2014 after taking the substitute methadone for three years.

Her husband was not aware his wife was taking heroin again. He believed that his wife had beaten the habit.

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