Russell Brand outrage over star’s ‘patronising’ tweet about working class men

Russell Brand outrage over star’s ‘patronising’ tweet about working class men

09/23/2020

Russell Brand has been slammed on social media after he expressed his surprise about working class people using "poetic language".

The 45-year-old comedian was caught up in a social media storm earlier this week after he made the bizarre admissions on his Twitter profile.

This week, Russell shared a picture of his dog alongside a caption where he expressed his surprise at the working class men's vocabulary.

"I love Bear. He brings out the beauty in people," he wrote to his 11.3million fans online.

"Today two working class men independently described him in surprisingly poetic language. “Apricot” coloured said one. “Cinnamon” said another."

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Some fans were not pleased about the statement and took to the comment section to vent their frustration.

"In breaking news today, Russell Brand discovers that working class people know what colours are," penned one.

"I mean there's condescending and then there's #russellbrand."

Another wrote: Today two working class men described Russell Brand as a patronising w*****. He brings out the best in people."

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Despite the backlash, others took the opportunity to show off pictures of their own pooches.

Other followers also defended the comedian, and argued that it was actually meant to be tongue in cheek.

Another Twitter user added: "Whatever your thoughts here, Russell Brand grew up working class, that doesn’t go away Cos you do alright for yourself and he’s CLEARLY being fucking tongue in cheek. get a sense of humour people."

In defence of Russell, another wrote: "he’s a good ally to the working class. I think the comment was more about the delicacy of language which you don’t stereotypically hear from working class men. It’s no insult."

Russell doesn't appear to have responded to the backlash earlier this week and has since decided to share an empowering tweet about love.

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