1. Russell Brand was given the “Oracle” award at the GQ Awards last week. So he gave a (very sweary) acceptance speech.
During the three minutes of the speech, he laid into London mayor Boris Johnson for joking about chemical weapons in Syria, suggested “GQ” stood for “genocide quips”, and reminded everybody at length that the award show’s sponsor Hugo Boss made uniforms for the Nazis.
Reports suggest that he was asked to leave the show’s after-party as a result of his speech.
3. Brand said after the show that GQ’s editor had criticised his speech for offending the sponsors.
GQ editor: “What you did was very offensive to Hugo Boss.”
Me:” What Hugo Boss did was very offensive to the Jews.”
Brand, of course, has form for not sticking to the script, as the presenters of US breakfast show Morning Joe recently found out.