Walking hairball/”comedian” Russell Brand shocked absolutely no one this weekend by making an idiot crack about Paralympic athletes at a gig in Islington, UK. Inside World Parasport reports:
“I don’t give a [expletive] about the Olympics,” Brand said to the audience.
“It’s boring Blue Peter sport and a waste of taxpayers’ money.
“At least the Paralympics have some kind of novelty value or something.”
I could get indignant about this. I could suggest that he try racing Oscar Pistorius, then after he has finished picking Oscar’s dirt out of his teeth, I could ask Mr. Brand “So who’s the novelty act, again?” But we’re dealing with the guy who was canned by MTV for showing up at the studio dressed as Osama bin Laden the day after 9/11 and bringing his drug dealer to work with him. He obviously gets his jollies with pathetic, transparent attempts to rile people up.
If you’re mad, I understand. Brand willfully behaved like a jerk. Me, though? I’m not gonna waste my anger on the hack comic who is best known for his pop star wife and voicing the bunny from Hop.