Russell Brand received death threats after VMAs

People seem to either love Russell Brand or hate him. There are a few people who are on the fence about him, but not many. And with the people who hate him, there seems to be those who hate him, and those who really hate him.

Brand was the controversial host of this years MTV Video Music Awards, and said some things that some people took just a touch more seriously than Russell meant them. In an interview on BBC1 radio, Brand admitted to receiving death threats after the broadcast. And in typical Russell Brand style, he amuses himself by goading the would-be assassins further.

The British comic star sparked controversy with a series of risque jokes – including calling US President George W. Bush a “retarded cowboy” and likening Britney Spears to a “female Christ” – at the event, and has revealed some people were so furious they wanted to kill him.

He said: “The VMAs were a lot of fun. Especially the death threats. If you are going to kill someone, don’t give them advance notice, which gives you a chance to prepare.

“These Christian Republicans were watching me and thought, ‘Well, this is no good, I shall do a death threat.’ ”

He added to BBC Radio 1: “How can you, while watching the TV, think, ‘Oh I don’t enjoy this, no I’m not enjoying this at all,’ then think, ‘Right I’m going to kill him?’ That’s a huge jump.”

[From FemaleFirst]

I admit I’m a lover not a hater, but love him or lump him, he has a point. Death threats are hardly the right course of action for disagreeing with a comedian, no matter how bad you think he is. I also think purity rings should mean a little more than keeping your virginity, they should apply to all the Commandments and you shouldn’t steal, covet, dishonor thy mother or father, and pretty much refrain from thinking about murdering someone.

Russell Brand is shown at a photocall for his book ‘Articles of Faith’ held at Prince Charles Cinema in London, England on 10/22/08. Credit: WENN

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  1. gg says:

    I kinda doubt the promise ring people want to kill Russell Brand. But whoever it is is probably just sick of looking at the tooly way he acts and dresses with the stupid 80s hair and wonders why he thinks he’s a sex god. Giant egos are NOT attractive.

    That, or they’re just plain jealous. :wink:

  2. vdantev says:

    Because death threats are obviously what Jesus would use. Why are the self-assigned religious guardians of morality in our country so g*dd*mned dumb ?

  3. geronimo says:

    No wonder Russell’s mocking them. Atttacking hatred with humour is the only way forward.

  4. elisha says:

    You don’t have to be a Christian to hate Russell Brand…

  5. Natasha says:

    Russel’s got it all wrong. Twilighters were the source of the death threats I’m sure of it. (I’m also only half kidding) Poor Robert Pattinson (the latest craze, plays Edward in the upcoming movie, the star) barely got any face time and the second he opened his mouth to introduce Paramore, Russel ran up behind him and did it for him. The Twilight community was livid of course, and I wouldn’t be surprised if more than a few of his death threats came from disgruntled teenagers.

  6. Kaiser says:

    Why do I have David Bowie’s “I’m Afraid of Americans” playing in my head?

  7. Antony says:

    It could be that he received threats because of his religious humor, that is possible…but has he also considered they want him dead because he’s an unfunny, humorless snorefest, because halfway through the VMAs I wanted to blow MY OWN f****** brains out!

  8. Anne says:

    I find this man incredibly funny, brilliant but I look at his hipster face, hair and clothes and I want to vomit.

    His reaction to the unreasonable climate in the US right now is spot on. And, I can actually tolerate the photo above, no eyeliner that I can see, nor hairspray. I can’t see his pants though which are probably so skin tight he can barely walk, barf.

  9. Anne says:

    Ugh, there is a shot of his pants.

  10. Christina says:

    dante let’s not lump all religious people in some insane category you just created… there are insane people in all spheres of life… admittedly, religion tends to attract a lot of insanos due to the fact that it CAN be minconstrued to justify one’s crazy ideas… but that’s not its objective at its purest form…

    i have to admit though, i LOVED this guy in forgetting sarah marshall… i thought he was hilarious!

  11. devilgirl says:

    He is not funny, nor even remotely entertaining.

  12. Antony says:

    Between the stoner clothes and hair, and the bad jokes…these “death threats” were probably the demented hallucinations of a drug addled loser.

  13. plk says:

    He’s not even from america so where does he get off trying to encourage support for the presidetial candidates. I mean, yes, everyone has a right to speak freely but this man just bugs the crap out of me.

  14. Trillion says:

    You don’t think the U.S. president and their cabinet impact other countries/climates/cultures? Think some more…
    England in particular has a great stake in our politics.

  15. santacruz says:

    Russell does not have the guts to risk offending Muslims via insulting their religious icons…he may really lose his life…Christianity is an easy target for cheap shots

  16. vdantev says:

    Awww…. the poor widdle Chwistians, they are so persecuted. :( I guess running the White House, the Congress, the Senate and having legions of well-paid lobbyists for their religion’s pet causes isn’t enough for some people. Here, let me empty my bank account and send the cash to that gibbering aging wreck of life Pat Robertson, so you all can have even more power and influence. :twisted: