Russell Brand labels ex-wife Katy Perry 'vapid' and 'plastic' in new documentary
Published 28/10/2015 | 07:49
Comedian Russell Brand has some choice words for his ex-wife Katy Perry in a newly released documentary.
The pair wed in 2010 after a whirlwind romance, but they had split one year later after Russell text the singer asking for a divorce.
Brand: The Second Coming was shot during that time period, where he describes the Road songstress as "vapid, vacuous, plastic", saying he didn't want to be associated with her during a charity trip to Africa.
"The stuff in Africa hit me really hard," he said. "I'm associated with the very thing I detest: vapid, vacuous, plastic, constructed, mindless celebrity. That's the very sea we're swimming in, 'Oh, who's he?'...'He's married to Katy Perry'."
The documentary was filmed during the final days of his marriage and Brand is said to be unhappy with the final edit. One person who certainly isn't happy is Katy Perry, who according to sources, is "hurt like hell" to have her divorce pain unearthed.
"It hurts like hell for Katy to re-live her painful marriage like this," an insider sighed to Britain's Grazia magazine. "She feels vulnerable and embarrassed.
"The documentary couldn't have come at a worse time. She's in a crossroads career-wise and doesn't feel she deserve this."
On top of the alleged film upset, Katy has been blasted by the press. In particular a piece for New York Magazine, titled Katy Perry and the Fear of a Female Planet, is said to have hurt the 31-year-old beauty. Originally the article was called What Is the Point of Katy Perry, Even? but the star had it changed. However comments comparing her unfavourably to Taylor Swift and labelling her a void were left in.
"The comparisons to Taylor stung," the source said. "It's an open secret that Taylor's Bad Blood (song) was directed at Katy; she feels attacked from all sides, but she's tried to adopt quite a spiritual approach to all this negativity and has changed her Twitter biography to Growing."
Katy and Taylor famously fell out, with Taylor hinting at the argument in numerous interviews. One theory says they had a dispute over John Mayer, who Katy dated after Taylor. Katy is also said to have previously asked two of her dancers to leave Taylor's tour to dance on hers.v