Did Russell Brand's Nazi Joke Get Him Kicked Out of the GQ Party?


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Russell Brand
isn't afraid to bite the hand that feeds him, which is exactly what he did when GQ gave him the "Oracle" award at their recent "Men of the Year Awards," and it was glorious. See, the festivities were sponsored by Hugo Boss, and if there's one thing that's true about a swanky publishing affair, it's that you don't piss off the people paying for the swanky publishing affair. So when Brand linked the Hugo Boss to Hitler, GQ was none to pleased.

In an acceptance speech that was full of backhanded shots at the bougie crowd and "made-up" awards, Brand dropped this bomb: "Any of you who know a little bit about history and fashion will know that Hugo Boss made the uniforms for the Nazis. The Nazis did have flaws, but, you know, they did look f**king fantastic, let’s face it, while they were killing people on the basis of their religion and sexuality."

It's a joke that didn't go over well with the GQ higher-ups, who Brand says kicked him out of the after-party. It didn't bother Brand too much it seems:


Check out all of Brand's speech, below.

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