Friday, September 19, 2008


I recently went for a reporter job at Digital Spy, for which I had to write three news articles and a review of a single on the UK top 10. I wrote a news article about Russell Brand's performance as host on MTV's VMAs and how he's just been getting absolutley RUBBISHED online from the Americans right-wingers. Some of the comments were just classic, but there was one that had me aching with laughter.

pinkcathy 09.14.08 | 7:53 PM

When you're #1, everyone is jealous, RUSSELL BRAND = UGLY ENGLISHMAN, Russell how would you like it if we got on BBC and talked s**t about the Queen? Hope you enjoyed your 15 minuites of fame, your career won't be long lived. Your a flash in the pan and so 15 minuites ago. Russell you sure didn't do Obama any favors!
It's an all-time high for celebrity hate mail. Have a look - the venom keeps increasing tenfold every day. Poor Russell. Do you hate him as much as the Americans do? Perhaps for other reasons. Let me know. If you missed the VMAs and want to know what happened, read my 'article':
Video of Russell Brand’s MTV appearance attracts thousands of hate messages Comedian Russell Brand failed to impress American viewers when he hosted 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, who have hit back on MTV’s website with 6495 comments about the footage of the night. Brand was criticised for public endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, but what most riled up American watchers, according to comments made on the site, was his appearance as Osama bin Laden. Outraged comments include, “Thousands of Americans lost their lives on 911 and this so-called ‘genius’ Brand thinks it is a big joke and mocks us the day after by dressing up as Osama.” The barrage was recently featured ridiculed on UK weekly celebrity gossip website and newsletter, Popbitch. The award footage, which isn’t available for viewing outside the US due to copyright restrictions, was uploaded on the MTV site following the ceremony on 7th September 2008.

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Blogger O'Bloggie said...

I'm American, and I am so embarrassed by these idiots. Please don't think we are all so stupid and dorky.

I think Russell is hilarious, and he made an otherwise dull awards show funny. Bush IS a retarded cowboy. The Jonas Brothers are creepy little virgins.

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Russell Brand is Mesmerizing. He's like a wild animal, you don't know what he's going to say or do next.

To the people who hate him, he's a comedian, get over it. I'll bet you will continue to watch him. So, even if you hate him, you are officially a fan of Russell Brand now. You know who he is.

I love him, and some people love to hate him. Funny how it all works out.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Stuart Ian Burns said...

Did you get the job?

11:55 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

hey, blogger sucks - i didn't even see your comments. glad there are others out there who have a sense of humour - cheers :-)

o'bloggie, I'm American & def don't think all Americans are stupid - THOUGH YOU HAVE TO ADMIT, there are quite a few outspoken knee-jerk conservatives and weirdos there !! ah, god bless america.

I think it's funny when the culture divide gets in the way.

stu - I didn't get it, but I think everything happens for a reason. So now getting on with journo stuff.

9:01 AM  
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9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh sorry, This guys freaking funny, he even said it sucked, because he wasn't really ready, he didn't know what crowd, he's trying to impress ALL of America, Canada, and who knows where else.
You try, he's nervous, he thought what he thought, he took on a European veiw of north america, which isn't good, i know because I know germen kids, they think we all do drugs.
Yes he had been to America BEFORE but he took on what he thought, and I say for a fact, The rest of the world did want Barak Obama in office, I know because I'm Canadian, someone I know went to Africa, they were excited, my friend went to Japan, and they had the believe shirts.
I stand by you Russel!

7:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Problem is, We British don't get offended when you make fun of the Queen as we make millions each year from you stupid Americans getting all gooey eyed over the old cow and paying us to go see her at Buckingham Palace.

Love from Russell

5:06 PM  

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