Back in the day when celebrities didn’t pontificate on the news but kept their political opinions to themselves, Russell Brand used to be a stand-up comedian.
These days, he’s known more for his radical politics (and his former squeeze Katy Perry) than he is for his comedy. Naturally, Brand had plenty to say about last week’s removal of Edward Colston’s statue in Bristol. Indeed, so informed was he on the subject that he had to remind himself of Colston’s name in his video lecture.
Miss S was rather alarmed to hear that Brand appears to think Hitler and Churchill were as racist as each other and that he considers himself an authority on this matter because, ‘I’m a white person and I’ve got service people in my family history.’ Whilst Miss S doesn’t doubt the contributions of family Brand to the war effort, she wonders whether politics may be a misplaced use of Mr Brand’s skills.