Russell Brand got deported from Japan, Katy Perry is sad


Although Russell Brand has long since left his heroin days behind him, the past still comes back to haunt him on occasion. This was the case over the weekend when both Brand and wife Katy Perry performed a blow-by-blow tweeting extravaganza that followed the saga of the former (for now) playboy who was kicked out of Japan due to his much publicized past drug offenses. Of course, these charges primarily occured in the UK, but Japan is completely serious about this stuff. Certainly, this won’t help the couple’s existing (alleged) marital tension, but at least Katy admits that she’s sad about it all. Or at least, she’s feigning sadness like she fakes everything else, but whatever. The point here is that Japan does not wish “Konnichiwa!” to Brand:

Not everyone’s a fan of Russell Brand!

The 35-year-old actor was deported from Japan on Saturday.

“So… my husband just got deported from Japan,” Katy Perry wrote on Twitter. “I am so sad. I brought him all this way to show him my favorite place. Tokyo dreams crushed.”

So why was Brand taken into custody and subsequently kicked out of the country? “It was for priors from over 10 years ago!” Perry, 26, explained.

But Brand didn’t lose his sense of humor.

“Planning escape from Japanese custody,” the Get Him to the Greek star quipped. “It’s bloody hard to dig a tunnel with a chopstick.”

“Stockholm syndrome [is] kicking in,” he added. “Just asked my guard out for (vegetarian) sushi. He giggled.”

Perry added: “But of course I love my Japanese fans and the show must go on, no matter the daily aftershocks or husband kidnappings! It’s not right but it’s okay.”

[From Us Magazine]

In sharp contrast to the U.S. and England, Japan really cracks down on celebrities with previous drug offenses. I seem to recall that Paris Hilton was completely miffed when Japanese immigration officials denied her entry into the country after questioning her for six hours about her Las Vegas cocaine adventure. However, Russell Brand will survive this ousting in good humor, and Katy Perry, well, she’ll just have to get over it too.




Photos courtesy of Fame Pictures

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  1. mln76 says:

    As much as I love Russell (despite the abomination that was Arthur) I got to give props to Japan for treating him like a regular guy with a past.

  2. DGO says:

    Good on Japan.

  3. brin says:

    He looks so psycho.

  4. GradStudentEatingHotPockets says:

    Totes agree with mln76…the Japanese would be considered honey badgers here. Think they care it’s Russell? Nope, they don’t give a shit.

  5. Crash2GO2 says:

    Love Russell’s comments. Katie’s whining “it’s not faaaiiir…..” are so tiresome.

  6. operagirl says:

    He really should go back to his look circa pic #2. Some facial scruff and messy hair and fending off anyone who comes near him with eyebrow waxing. LOL.

    It just suits him much better.

  7. Quest says:

    Good for Japan, it shouldn’t matter who you are, there are priciples to stand for.

  8. constance says:

    Wow, Arthur call pictures make him look like he has had some face work done. Or he looks paranoid on a crack trip. I’m not sure… lol

  9. Ruby Red Lips says:

    Russell is so slimy and disgusting and Katy is talentless with one of the most annoying voices…I’d say Japan just needs to kick out KP too and they’ll be much happier!

  10. Obvious says:

    lol he makes my giggle =)

  11. the original bellaluna says:

    Now if only we could somehow transport Japan’s ideals to the L.A. County (CA in general?) court system, maybe Strawberry Snortcake (I love whoever coined that name!) would finally come to justice!

    Russell’s comments had me laughing. Katie is just so…so…IRRITATING.

    (My little one’s been watching Despicable Me lately, and Russell is hysterical as the doctor/engineer!)

  12. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    Katy Perry didn’t sound that bad (I have fallen in love with that song E.T. so she annoys me a little less), I would be whining to if I couldn’t get Russell Brand into my hotel suite. Love Russell though his comments were so funny. I saw Get Him To The Greek this weekend and it was super funny and kinda touching.

  13. dread pirate cuervo says:

    @Bellaluna, Girl, you are reading my mind!!!

  14. Sue says:

    If Russell is ok and making a jocks out of it why does Katy have such a problem with it because she couldn’t show him her favorite place Tokyo, she really needs to get over it.

  15. Danny says:

    Man, he’s a goofy looking dude in that last picture.

    Must be an acquired taste.

  16. Circe says:

    There’s a hilarious interview with Robert Downey Jr. relating his experiences with the Japanese customs department at an aiport.

  17. the original bellaluna says:

    @ dread pirate – Cool!

    @ Danny – If you don’t have to look at him (Despicable Me; that new bird movie) he is tremendously funny. He is most definitely one goofy lookin’ dude.

  18. thegreatdefender says:

    You’d think the Japanese went thru enough with the earthquake, wouldn’t you? I love Russell anyway.

  19. 4Real says:

    Is it weird you can’t look at him head on? He’s okay from the side but head on not so much…

  20. jover says:

    Three cheers for Japan; and come on Russell is a complete poseur and hollywood insider, nothing non main stream about that – and how can you be hip and edgy married to a corporate created cartoon like KP. I’ll take Jimi and his dope smoking hippie chicks over these frauds any day.

  21. futureperfect says:

    His tweets are pretty funny.

  22. kasper says:

    @mln76 – i don’t know… this reeks of favouritism by the japanese police. Brand got them to kick him out of the country just so he can get away from katy perry? tell me they would do that for just anyone.

  23. RHONYC says:

    he looks frightening without his beard. that and a tan. jussayin. 🙁

  24. mln76 says:

    @kasper OMG too funny.

  25. Cocco says:

    Paris Hilton got deported from Japan a few years ago too. I never knew our law was that strict (I’m Japanese)…

  26. lea+ann=crap says:

    i thought he already saw her favourite place…

  27. trolleydolly says:

    Ridiculous to deport someone over drug charges from a decade ago. He has been to rehab and has been clean for years.

  28. Marya says:

    Japanese immigration they dont have job to do, very rediculous to deport someone from what he saved and long time ago..CRAZY